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Last Updated Oct 3, 2017 by

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USC / Marshall MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

We’re following up the USC Marshall School of Business essay questions with our essay topic analysis for the applicant pool seeking entrance in 2019. 2017-2018 USC Marshall MBA Essay Analysis Let’s take a closer look at each prompt. Essay 1 What is your specific, immediate short-term career goal upon completion of your... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task.  While it might be tempting to run a bit beyond the guidelines to slip in that... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2017 by

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UC Irvine / Merage MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

With the release of the 2017-2018 Irvine / Merage essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. This year, Irvine / Merage asks MBA applicants for a typical career goals essay and offers space for additional information. 2017-2018 UC Irvine / Merage Essay Topic Analysis Let’s take a closer... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2017 by

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20 Days to Go: UVA Darden Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the UVA Darden Round 1 Deadline of October 5, 2017 is just twenty days away! Need help with your UVA Darden application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the UVA Darden school profile page as this includes resources such as:... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2017 by

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few weeks, we wanted to take... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 by

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Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business

Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs School of Business full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and after graduation he remained in Austin, accepting... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 by

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OSU Fisher MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the 2017-2018 OSU Fisher essay questions, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. Let’s take a closer look at each essay. 2017-2018 OSU Fisher MBA Essay Topic Analysis Essay 1 Why do you wish to earn an MBA? Why do you wish to earn an MBA from... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 by

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Notre Dame / Mendoza MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The University of Notre Dame adcom has posted the Mendoza MBA essay questions. For the essay portion of the application, applicants will choose one essay to respond to (out of three possible options). 2017-2018 Mendoza MBA Essay Questions Essay Option 1 Cardinal O’Hara established the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 by

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Indiana / Kelley MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following this season’s release of the Indiana / Kelley MBA essay topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Indiana / Kelley Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018 Let’s take a closer look at each essay: Essay 1 Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 by

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UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Kenan-Flagler MBA essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer a few pointers to applicants targeting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for their business school studies next fall. The UNC MBA essay set is mostly unchanged from last admissions season.... Read more »

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