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Eliminating Jargon

The use of jargon in your MBA application essay gets in the way of the story you’re telling. When you’re writing your essay, jargon may seem like the only way to express your point or a good way to impress the reader, but it almost always has the effect of making your meaning unclear or […]

Posted by Alice van Harten 3 MIN. READ

Integrity and the MBA Admissions Process

I want my clients to know exactly what they’re up against when they apply to an MBA program. It is important to have a clear understanding of the admissions process and to know whether your career goals make sense at certain programs. My goal as a coach is to help you determine the best path […]

Posted by Alice van Harten 2 MIN. READ

Tackling the Leadership Question on Your MBA Application

What makes you a strong leader? This can be a difficult question to answer. If you have a lot of leadership experience, your challenge is to tell your story in a compelling and authentic way. And if you don’t have a lot of leadership experience, your task is to be creative about how you answer […]

Posted by Alice van Harten 2 MIN. READ

Taking the Stress out of the MBA Essay Writing Process

The first step to writing a successful MBA application essay is learning how to tell your story. I will help you share your experiences without feeling like you have to impress anyone or change anything about yourself. During our conversations, you may even forget that you’re working on an essay, which means you’re on the […]

Posted by Alice van Harten 2 MIN. READ

Writing about Difficulties, Failures and Weaknesses

A common question in MBA essay prompts concerns a failure or setback in your career. Each school may ask the question in a slightly different way; here are some examples from the 2011-2012 admissions season: Harvard Business School: Tell us three setbacks you have faced. INSEAD: Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional […]

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