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Personal MBA Coach’s Tips For Developing Stand Out Essays

Posted by Erin Wand, Personal MBA Coach on 30 November 2018 / 0 Comments

It should come as no surprise that MBA applications must stand out. Every year, we hear post-mortem from applicants who applied on their own with 750+ GMAT scores, high GPAs and leading employers on their resumes who were rejected from their target schools on their first attempt.

There is generally one reason for this - their applications did not stand out!

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Personal MBA Coach’s Guide to Selecting and Preparing your Recommenders

Posted by Erin Wand, Personal MBA Coach on 19 November 2018 / 0 Comments

With the holiday season fast approaching, if you are targeting a January 2019 application submission and have not yet finalized your LOR strategy, NOW is the time! Personal MBA Coach is here to help you both select the ideal recommenders and prepare them properly!

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Personal MBA Coach’s Top Application Pitfalls: Presentation Sneak Peek

Posted by Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach on 10 July 2018 / 0 Comments

This summer, Personal MBA Coach Founder Scott Edinburgh will be traveling to The MBA Tour events across the US, including in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and Boston, to present “Top 10 MBA Application Pitfalls.”

Check out a sneak preview of 5 of the most common application pitfalls below and our advice on how to avoid them.

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Pretend They’re Your Uber Driver: Tell Admissions Officers Your Whole Story

Posted by Amanda Gharghour: Admit.Me on 11 August 2017 / 0 Comments

An optional essay is always “optional,” so if you have the opportunity to showcase yourself further on your application--DO IT! It can be a valuable and additive component to your application; however, you must use it to your advantage in the right way.

Many optional essays are open-ended, asking you to include anything additional that you believe the admissions committee should know about you. Some ask specific questions that, if relevant to you, should be addressed. For example, you may be asked about your relocation plan if you are choosing a part-time MBA that is far from where you live currently. If it applies to you, then answer it. In these cases, the optional essay is really only “semi” optional.

In general, keep the following in mind when approaching the optional essay, especially for open-ended cases:

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