MBA News: Business Week’s “Five Ways to Ruin an Application”

Generally, we do not post articles from, because the site tends to be the center of most prospective MBA’s universes. However, when BusinessWeek publishes an article entitled, “Five Ways to Ruin an Application Essay,” with comments directly from admissions officers, we think that it is wise to extend its distribution as widely as possible:

The five most grievous offenses:

  1. Too much information
  2. Ignoring Rules
  3. Showboating
  4. Badmouthing Others
  5. The Shakespeare Syndrome

To learn more about each, follow the link above.

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