Consultant Spotlight: Catherine from Stanford Law School & Stanford History Department

Bio of Catherine from Stanford Law School & Stanford History Department Catherine has a JD from Stanford Law School and is currently a PhD Candidate in the History Department at Stanford, where she studies human rights movements in the Arab world. Her studies at Stanford are supported by a five-year fellowship, and she has won… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Lin from Harvard Kennedy School & UCLA Anderson School of Management

Lin has both a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Harvard and a member of the UCLA Anderson Honor Society (top 15%). He received full-tuition scholarships at both institutions. Lin received his BS from… Continue reading

Recap of the 2017 Forte MBALaunch Conference in Houston

Guest Post from Renata, Executive Assistant for The Art of Applying  Recap of the 2017 Forte MBALaunch Conference in Houston Hi, I’m Renata. I’m Kaneisha’s Executive Assistant, and this is my first guest post for The Art of Applying blog. Today’s post is about me and Kaneisha’s day in Houston with the women of the Forte… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Judy from Harvard Kennedy School for 33 years

Bio of Judy who worked at Harvard for 33 years Judy joined The Art of Applying team after a 33-year career at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where she served on the admissions committee for 25 years. At Harvard Kennedy School, Judy directed the Office of Career Services for many years. In 1997… Continue reading

How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Mid-Career (MC/MPA) Program is Right for You

Guest Post from Heidi, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Program is Right for You “Is this program right for me?” It’s a good question to ask yourself for any program. Perhaps more so when considering mid-career programs. The following tips will help you get started:… Continue reading

How to Write the Academic Statement for the Georgetown McCourt MPP Program

Guest Post from Heidi, consultant for The Art of Applying 3 Tips on Writing the Policy Analysis / Academic Statement for the Georgetown McCourt MPP Program The Georgetown McCourt MPP application’s Academic Statement requirement reads as follows: Academic Statement Maximum length 500 words. Your essay should address the following: MPP & MIDP: The McCourt School’s programs emphasizes analytical… Continue reading

Looking Beyond School Reputation When Choosing Your Target MBA Programs

Guest Post from Nicole, consultant for The Art of Applying With hundreds of business schools in the US alone, it can be a challenge to prioritize your top choices. A school’s reputation as a “top” program for certain industries (e.g., Wharton for finance, Kellogg for marketing, Stanford for tech, etc.) can lay an extra layer… Continue reading

How to Apply to Business School with Limited or No Full-Time Work Experience

Guest Post from Enyi, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Apply to Business School with Limited or No Full-Time Work Experience You want to go to business school. And you have less than three years of work experience. However, most top business business schools tout incoming classes with an average work experience of… Continue reading

How to Apply to Business School as a Nontraditional Candidate

Guest Post from Lin Yang, consultant for The Art of Applying  How to Apply to Business School as a Nontraditional Candidate Self-doubt can be unnerving and abundant when you are a non-traditional applicant to a top business school. The term nontraditional applies to those who did not follow a typical, private sector career path before their… Continue reading

Tips for Writing The Consortium Membership Essay

Guest Post from Enyi, consultant for The Art of Applying and Consortium Fellow Tips for Writing The Consortium Membership Essay The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management  application features three types of essays: two core application essays, one or more member school essays, and the membership essay. This post focuses on the membership essay. (See all… Continue reading