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Monday Morning Essay Tip: How Will You Contribute to the Program?

Many business schools use their essay questions as an opportunity to ask about the unique contributions you will make to their particular program. Unfortunately, candidates often make the mistake of thinking that a bland summary statement like “I will bring my leadership skills to XYZ School” will sufficiently express their intended contribution. One reason we prefer to … Read More →

Monday Morning Essay Tip: Answering the Ethical Dilemma Essay Question

dilemma: An argument presenting two or more equally conclusive alternatives against an opponent (according to Merriam-Webster) Over the years, we have discovered that the essay question many candidates find particularly challenging is the “ethical dilemma” question. Although most applicants clearly understand the difference between what is and is not ethical, the problem usually lies in the word … Read More →

February 6, 2017

Monday Morning Essay Tips

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Monday Morning Essay Tip: Captivate with Experience, Not Extreme Descriptions

This week, we discuss an oxymoron of sorts: extreme humility. One candidate could be more humble than the next, we imagine, but one could never refer to oneself as “extremely humble,” because doing so would undermine the very claim to humility. Our philosophy at mbaMission is that candidates should let their experiences, not just their … Read More →

January 30, 2017

Monday Morning Essay Tips

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Monday Morning Essay Tip: Be Honest, but Avoid Negativity

Sincerity. Honesty. Candor. We encourage MBA candidates to incorporate these attributes into their applications, and when they do, successful essays tend to follow. Yet, can an applicant go too far? The answer is “yes,” especially when candor turns to negativity. Sometimes, when MBA candidates believe they are being candid, they are in fact revealing themselves … Read More →

January 23, 2017

Monday Morning Essay Tips

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