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

Consortium 2016-2017 MBA Essay Prompts

We at The Art of Applying are huge fans of the Consortium of Graduate Study in Management (we are not currently affiliated with the Consortium). If you are eligible to apply to business school through the Consortium, we recommend you use their streamlined application process to apply to the maximum number of schools that you can… Continue reading

Tips for Writing the Statement of Purpose for Georgetown’s Master of Science in Foreign Service

Let’s get right to the heart of it. The second sentence in Georgetown’s description of the Statement of Purpose reads, “This is the opportunity for the applicant to include personal information with his/her application.” This is the key. Many applicants make the mistake of writing application materials they think sound “smart” or “academic” and forget… Continue reading

The Joint Degree Essay for the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School

This post is relevant for prospective students of the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School pursuing a joint degree program. The Woodrow Wilson School’s website states: Applicants who wish to pursue a joint degree should write a brief statement that explains their interest and sets forth clearly their reasons for wanting to enroll in such a program. This statement… Continue reading

Tips for Writing the Berkeley Goldman Personal History Statement

Let’s first look at what the University of California – Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy’s website tells us about the Personal History Statement. This is a bit different from what other schools request.   Personal History Statement (submitted with online application). Please describe how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree…. Continue reading