Columbia essaysSo Columbia GSB’s essays are out and they have made several changes to them this year.

Unlike last year, where applicants were required to answer two questions (What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?

How will Columbia Business School (CBS) help you achieve these goals? (Recommended 750-word limit) and Please tell us about yourself…

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MBA admissions essaysNumerous books have been written on the subject of writing winning MBA admissions essays. An Internet search brings up a bewildering array of blogs, articles, consultancies, and essay-writing guides.

With such a breadth of information available, it’s enough to make your head spin.  So let’s keep it simple.   These are the universal ‘must haves’…

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personal brandingI just got off the phone speaking with my mentor and friend whom I just adore and she reminded me of why I am so focused on stressing to clients the importance of living their passion and creating an authentic brand.

During the call my friend shared with me that her daughter, who is…

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Harvard Business School essayI was reading the essays of one of our clients who was a re-applicant to Harvard Business School and was reminded of the core ingredients that successful essays to HBS have.

While her work experience did not change fundamentally, what resulted in her admission to HBS, this time, was the way she…

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Harvard Business School Application EssaySo Harvard Business School application essays are out and a few changes are worth noting. The standard accomplishment essay is back with one slight variation.

Last year they asked you “What are your three most substantial accomplishments, and why do you view them as such?” This year HBS asks you to…

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A friend and I were talking about the importance of networking and how it often can yield great results…think that new job, a potential deal, even a new dynamic friendship.

I was reminded of the fact that this friend was able to start his hedge fund based on having gone to a dinner and meeting with a business woman who would later…

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The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is undergoing its biggest overhaul in years and applicants need to consider the implications that the change will have on their preparation.

Slated to launch June 2012, the GMAT will remove the second essay and a new section titled “Integrated Reasoning” will be added.

This section will require test takers to analyze and draw conclusions based on…

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