Written by Dylan DaCosta, Head of Enrollment for The Art of Applying® This has been a big week for me. After 15 months of working as an Enrollment Specialist (the role was formerly referred to as a Breakthrough Coach), I’m very honoured (I’m Canadian so I spell it the Canadian way) to have just been… Continue reading
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
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
Don’t look to the outside world to tell you that you’re on the right path; that’s an inside job. When it was time to go to high school, my mom begged me to go to private school rather than the notoriously “ghetto” school the kids in my neighborhood were bused across town to. Admittedly, my… Continue reading
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
In the course of coaching my clients, one issue that often comes up is the question of how to discover one’s passion. I am 1000% clear on what my passions are, so I wanted to share what my passions are and give you some tips for identifying your own and what to do once you… Continue reading
Matthew is a rising junior. He wants to know what he can do to best position himself for admission to Harvard Business School’s 2+2 program. I provide my top 10 tips for preparing for MBA admissions while still in college.