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Insider Tips for Conquering Your MBA Application Essay

Preparing to take the leap into the world of business leadership through an MBA program is an exhilarating journey. As you gear up for this pivotal endeavor, preparing to write your MBA application essay is one of the most critical steps. This element is your canvas...

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Top Ten Tips From My 2023/2024 Admission Cycle

The right school list means everything! Every year, college lists for applicants become too reach-y! Sure, Yale seems nice, but is it possible? The school list means everything. Want to take a risk? Great! Go for it! But too many Yales is dangerous. Request Your...

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2023 ED Results – A Post-Mordem

If you're reading this, it is likely because you want to feel better about your applicant's 2023 ED results, or you are getting a jump-start on what 2024's ED results might look like. Regardless, there is much to unpack. Every year I learn more about college...

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2023-2024 Northwestern Supplement Essays

In  a trend that isn't going away, Northwestern (like most other private schools) has changed their essays. I quite like the "Why Northwestern" prompt. But change is good? I guess. So let's dive in. The following question is required for all Common Application and...

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YBCE In The News

The Seattle Times just published my perspective on the college admissions essay, post-COVID and SCOTUS obliterating affirmative action in admissions. Here it is:

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2023-2024 Boston College Supplement Essays

This year Boston College changed their essay prompts. I'm going to be honest, I have never loved their essays. They weren't inspiring, and applicants struggled to find answers for many of the prompts. But (thanks, BC!) this year they changed them enough to make them...

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