Something we’ve found to be true for all applicants is that even if everything else in your application is perfect, but your essays are lackluster, you will not get into your dream school. Every year when we’re reading about the clients of other consulting firms, we see people with these extraordinary GMAT scores and really high GPAs, and they’re baffled as to why they didn’t get into their dream schools. Many of these individuals ask us to review their submitted applications and tell them what went wrong. And you know what it almost always is? It’s that they underestimated the importance of the essay.
That’s right. You have the power to determine just how ready the admissions committee thinks you are for the Ivy League experience. We know that everyone thinks you need to have an insanely high GMAT score to get into Harvard Business School, but we’re gonna let you in on a bonus secret. This simply isn’t true.
Welcome back to our blog series, Six Secrets to Ivy League Acceptances! For today’s post, we’re going to be discussing secret #3. Ready for it? Aspiration beats achievement. So what does that mean? It means that your past matters; but the way you communicate the past matters way more than what you’ve actually done. The… Continue reading
Today we’ll be discussing the second secret of multiple Ivy League grad school acceptances, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are. If you’re wondering what mountain climbing has to do with your graduate school applications no worries, I promise it will all make sense soon enough.
If you are interested in attending a top graduate school in order to take your career and life to the next level, this series is for you. Throughout the next six blog posts, you will learn how to apply to the most prestigious schools while getting better results then if you applied to second or third tier schools. You will learn how to convince the admissions committee that you are prepared for the Ivy League classroom regardless of low test scores or a low undergraduate GPA.
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Admissions Highlights: Application Deadlines Note: These are the deadlines from the 2017-2018 application season. We will post the 2018-2019 deadlines once they are available. Source: http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions Johnson Cornell MBA 2017-2018 Essay Questions: Note: We will post the 2018-2019 essay topics once they become available 2017-2018 Cornell Johnson Essay Topics Essay 1 At Cornell,… Continue reading
Bio of Marcus from Harvard Graduate School of Design Marcus is a third year student at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design pursuing dual masters degrees in architecture (MArch I) and urban planning (MUP). Marcus was selected as one of twelve students from graduate schools across Greater Boston to receive the Rappaport Summer Public Policy… Continue reading
Bio of Elisa from Cornell Johnson School of Business and Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations Elisa has an MBA and Masters of Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and Cornell’s School of Industrial Labor Relations. Elisa focused on Marketing during her MBA and Organizational Behavior during her time at ILR, combining her interests… Continue reading
Bio of Jamal from University of Chicago Booth School of Business Jamal holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where his concentrations were finance and entrepreneurship. He is a 2011 Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Fellow. At Chicago Booth, Jamal was a leading member of the Investment Management Club,… Continue reading
Bio of Mario from the Yale School of Management Mario holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where he focused on asset management and economics. He was a Joseph C. McNay Fellow in Finance, Consortium Fellow, and Robert Toigo Fellow. While at Yale SOM, he co-led the Black Business Alliance and served as a… Continue reading