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Keep in mind, a lot of business schools have a variation on this question, so don’t think these tips are intended for HBS alone. And, you can generally apply this information to other essay prompts as well.

The prompt:
As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?

The tips:
  • Figure out your “throughline” – a connecting theme, plot, or characteristic. Focus on that; don’t try to do all the things. Deep, not wide.
  • Demonstrate leadership, of course. If you decide to go the path of several smaller anecdotes, show leadership in various settings (work, group-related hobbies, serving on the board).
  • Be personal. If you talk about work, make sure it truly helps them to get to know you, your defining characteristic, an aspect of you that is true in every setting. Start with
  • context about you as a person, your struggles, etc.
  • Don’t include information mentioned elsewhere. Follow the instructions. HBS advises you avoid “essays that are basically a paragraph version of your resume.”
  • Move away from analytical thought; the goal is to create emotional resonance. Help them get to know you as your friends do. HBS also advises you avoid submitting “essays that aren’t about you.”
The end result:
A memorable application that demonstrates who you really are and what you bring to the table – subsequently opening the door to an interview.

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Thanks a lot for help! Impressed, I will try to use it, I will share the result

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Essay writing is a very difficult process. You can sit for days on materials, but the text will be terrible.

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Thanks for these tips.

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A well written MBA essay will be a solid asset in your application. The essay will demonstrate your ability to analyze information and express your thoughts in an effective and concise way. In order to write a successful MBA essay, you need to put in some time and research.