How to write essays that ask "why this school?"

Almost any school you apply to is going to ask why you want to go to their particular school. It’s crucial to get this essay right, because schools aren’t looking for applicants who have simply copied and pasted their responses from one school over to another. Here are some examples of the “Why us?” question: Harvard Kennedy… Continue reading

Advice on writing about your career in your MPP, MBA, and MPH admissions essays

Almost any top professional school, whether an MPP, MBA, MPH, M. Ed, or MSW, is going to ask you to describe your career vision—your professional plans and goals. Why do they ask me about my professional goals? Top professional schools ask about your career vision and your professional goals, because they want to make sure that… Continue reading

We don’t succeed alone

A common topic that comes up in entrepreneur circles is that of entrepreneur loneliness. The early days—and often years—of entrepreneurship can be extremely isolating and discouraging, especially if you’re bootstrapping your company (which means you only run the company off of revenue it has generated rather than taking funding from outside investors). I decided during… Continue reading