mbaMission Presents “Constructing a Standout MBA Application”

Introducing a first of its kind MBA application writing class, led by mbaMission founder Jeremy Shinewald and veteran mbaMission admissions consultant Angela Guido: “Constructing a Standout MBA Application.”

Six-Session Class – 18 Hours of Instruction for FREE

Throughout this six-session class, we will guide you step by step through the process of creating a compelling MBA application that reveals your unique character and will inspire the admissions committee to grant you that coveted letter of acceptance. In a classroom “workshop” environment, you will brainstorm for unique ideas, outline and structure your essays, prepare multiple drafts of your essays and construct an appropriate resume for your target school. Further, you will get a head start on your recommendations and interviews, and develop a timeline for completing the rest of your applications.

Constant Feedback

During this class, you will complete a series of targeted brainstorming and writing exercises, engage with classmates on your work, receive specific feedback and guidance from your peers and benefit from direct access to the workshop leader to hone your final product. You will also learn the key techniques of effective storytelling, which you can then apply to your future professional communications, including other business school applications and interviews.

Expected Outcomes

In this class you will accomplish the following:

  • Understand how to view essays through the lens of the admissions committee
  • Learn to identify the characteristics of a great essay and avoid common pitfalls
  • Dig deep into your past experiences to reveal your most compelling stories
  • Begin constructing your essays/resume for one target school, with feedback and direction from your peers and the instructors
  • Emerge with a clear action plan to complete the rest of your application, including subsequent essay drafts, recommendations and interviews, for both your original target school and any additional schools
  • Benefit from the workshop leaders’ deep subject matter expertise on the MBA admissions process and top programs


Class Dates

New York:

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
June 7th, 14th, 21st
July 5th, 12th, 19th

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.


Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m.
June 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 28

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

How to Apply: The six-session class will be free and capped at 10-20 students. Those chosen to participate (through random drawing) will need to pay a $275 deposit which will be refunded if the student attends all six sessions and completes the course homework and feedback. If you are interested in participating, please complete the following steps:

  • E-mail [email protected] indicating your interest, and include the subject heading “Free Class – New York” or “Free Class – Chicago”
  • Fill out the form at In the question that asks “Is there a specific mbaMission consultant with whom you have already connected?” please write “Free Class – New York” or “Free Class – Chicago”
  • Deadline for submissions is May 27, 2011


If you are chosen, you will be notified via email by May 31, 2011. You will then have until June 2 to pay the $275 deposit (via a link you will be sent).

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Upcoming Deadlines

  • Cambridge Judge (Round 1)
  • HBS (Round 1)
  • INSEAD (August Intake)
  • Yale SOM (Round 1)
  • Berkeley Haas (Round 1)

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