Showing Fit in Your Application: 4 Not-So-Easy Steps

By - Oct 19, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The most popular post of the last six months is “Focus on Fit,” and since Linda is taking a brief vacation, we are reposting it for this week. In this show, she shares the four not-so-easy steps to make sure you show you belong at your...

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HBXCore: Teaching the Language of Business

By - Oct 13, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

At the AIGAC conference in June, I spoke to a couple of people on the HBS admissions staff and asked them how applicants with less than stellar records can show they are “new and improved” – focused, mature, and ready for business school. They responded...

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4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays

By - Oct 9, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by graduate programs and universities. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: 1. Remember: No...

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Writing a Lead That Pops

By - Oct 6, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

How many times have you wandered through a bookstore, opening up a book to read the first few lines only to quickly close it again? How often have you read one of those free samples on your Kindle, only to decide after a paragraph that...

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How to Know When You’re Ready for GRE Test Day

By - Sep 27, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

The whole point of GRE prep is, of course, to be ready for GRE test day. But how do you know when you’re ready? How do you know when you’ve had enough prep? Many people who take the GRE before they’re truly ready have the wrong...

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4 Statement of Purpose Must-Haves: What You Need to Start

By - Sep 18, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

You’re ready to sit down and write your statement of purpose. Besides for a full cup of coffee and a good chunk of time to think and write…what do you need to get started? 1. A clearly thought out goal This is the most important thing. Your...

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4 Statement of Purpose Must-Haves: What You Need to Start

By - Sep 18, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

You’re ready to sit down and write your statement of purpose. Besides for a full cup of coffee and a good chunk of time to think and write…what do you need to get started? 1. A clearly thought out goal This is the most important thing. Your...

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4 Statement of Purpose Must-Haves: What You Need to Start

By - Sep 18, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

You’re ready to sit down and write your statement of purpose. Besides for a full cup of coffee and a good chunk of time to think and write…what do you need to get started? 1. A clearly thought out goal This is the most important thing. Your...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. First and foremost, focus. And use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. What writing techniques are those? Glad you asked! 1.  Minimize use of the passive voice. • Passive: Experience A has been complemented by experience...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. First and foremost, focus. And use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. What writing techniques are those? Glad you asked! 1.  Minimize use of the passive voice. • Passive: Experience A has been complemented by experience...

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