Six Secrets to Multiple Ivy League Acceptances: Secret #5

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.

Closing the Loop When Your Network Pulls Through

Guest Post from Gabrielle, Blogger for The Art of Applying  If you haven’t already read Parts One and Two of this series on signs it’s time to look for a new job and how to tap your network to help in the process, you may want to check them out before reading this third, and final,… Continue reading

How to Tap Your Network to Help With Your Job Search

Guest Post from Gabrielle, Blogger for The Art of Applying  I’m fortunate to have learned a lot about the power of networking very early on in my career. When I graduated from college in 2006, I used the following steps to get my first job at Disney: Apply for 70-80 entry-level positions and get zero responses… Continue reading

4 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

Guest Post from Gabrielle, Career Coach and Consultant; Founder of GabrielleBill.com  I remember it like it was yesterday. I’d be peacefully asleep, dreaming of some blissful nonsense and then — BEEP BEEEP BEEEEEEP — the shrill sound of my old-school alarm clock would pull me from my reverie at 6:30am. I’d lay there for a… 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

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

How to Write The Consortium’s Supplemental Member School Essays

Guest Post from Enyi, consultant for The Art of Applying and Consortium Fellow Writing The Consortium’s Member School Essays: Our Exclusive Guide 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 member school… Continue reading

How to Write The Consortium’s Core Essays

Guest Post from Enyi, consultant for The Art of Applying and Consortium Fellow How to Write The Consortium’s Core Essays 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 two core essays. (See… Continue reading

Quick Tips for the Harvard Kennedy School MPA/ID Application Essays

Post written by The Art of Applying consultant Nanako This post begins with the essay prompts for the HKS MPA/ID application and then shares some quick tips on how to tackle each essay prompt. Essay Prompts for HKS MPA/ID 2016-2017 Application Source: Harvard Kennedy School MPA/ID Website The MPA/ID application includes several essays. 1. The… Continue reading