To get into the business school of your choice, it’s important that you show the admissions committee who you really are. The best place to express yourself on the MBA application, of course, is in the essay portion. In MBA admissions essays, prospective candidates have the opportunity to tell the admissions team everything they need to know about who the individual is and how they would contribute to a specific program. We understand that it can be difficult to determine everything to say in an MBA essay — so we’re back to give you some essay insight and to help you navigate the process.
We brought back our popular MBA Essay Insight Event Series to help MBA applicants succeed in the essay portion of their business school applications. During the series, Clear Admit hosts three webinars with panelists from leading b-schools. Keep reading to see what we discussed during these three events.
Clear Admit’s MBA Essay Insight Event Series
The following topics will be addressed throughout the series:
- How admissions teams develop essay prompts
- Characteristics of an effective essay
- How to approach or start an essay
- How essays fit into the review of the larger MBA application
…and more advice to help applicants put their best foot forward during the MBA admissions process.
Full Videos: September/October Events
On September 22nd, we welcomed five admissions representatives to offer advice about the essay portion of the MBA application process. Panelists included Eric Askins, Executive Director of Full-Time Admissions at Berkeley Haas School of Business; Lica Hertz, Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Jade Kinsman, Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Amanda Carlson, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Columbia Business School; and Diana Economy, Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Watch this video to catch up on the September 22 essay insight event:
On September 29th, we welcomed five more admissions representatives to offer their insight about MBA essays. Panelists included Gina Cecchetti, Associate Director of Master’s Admissions at Carnegie Mellon University; Allison Jamison, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business; Laurel Grodman, Managing Director of Admissions at Yale School of Management; Rodrigo Malta, Managing Director of MBA Marketing, Recruiting, & Admissions at McCombs School of Business; and John Lee, Associate Director of MBA Admissions at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Watch the video below to catch up on the September 29th webinar:
During the final event on October 6th, we welcomed five more admissions representatives to provide advice regarding writing MBA essays. The panelists included Donna Swinford, Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions, MBA Programs at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Lauren Calio, Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern School of Business; David Simpson, Recruitment & Admissions Director, MBA & Masters in Finance at London Business School; Kirsten Moss, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid at Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Virginie Fougea, Global Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at INSEAD.
Watch the video below to see the last part of the Sept./Oct. MBA Essay Insight Event Series: