The entire MBA application process was designed so that admissions boards can come to know the candidates who are
applying, so that they can understand what drives the candidate and what the candidate values.
For many, this is a straight-forward enough concept when it comes to writing about oneself in essays or submitting resume-type information.
Yet I often see clients struggle with this idea when it comes to requesting and obtaining quality recommendations.
Too often, I observe candidates who look upon the recommendation letter as simply a double-check that what they…
If you are applying to top MBA programs, schools know you write well. Evaluating writing ability is NOT why they require essays as part of your MBA application.
Rather, schools pose their questions out of a genuine interest in getting to know candidates on a personal level: they seek to understand who a candidate is, what they value, how they learn, and how self-aware they are.
They want to understand your personal brand. Your personal brand is your life story, tied together by various themes to…