Author Archives: Bryan

Featured Testimonial: HBS (re-applicant)

I cannot be more thankful to Bryan for helping me get accepted into HBS, which has long been my top choice school. I was a reapplicant to HBS, and Bryan worked with me for two consecutive years. When it came time to reapply, I did not think twice about reaching out to Bryan to support me again. In retrospect, having ... Read More »

Optional Means Optional!!

I’m including the snippet below directly from Tuck’s Insider’s Guide to the Tuck Essays because every school feels the same about Optional essays or anything else labeled “Optional” anywhere in the application. (Emphasis mine) The fact that they even wrote this so plainly is strong evidence that their level of annoyance is extremely high regarding this issue, so ignore these ... Read More »

Updated “About Me” Page

I just updated my “About Me” page to give more insight into my MBA consulting approach, philosophy, and value to clients. I’m much happier with it now.  If you would like to learn more, I would love to speak with you. Please use the form to the right to arrange a free trial consultation or click here. Read More »

On Choosing MBA Recommenders

Just a reminder. Choose recommenders based on the closeness of your relationship and their ability to answer the questions being asked. (Start with the MBA Program Overview for a growing list of LOR questions.) Prioritizing title over relationship will backfire badly, as it casts doubt on your decision-making framework and ability to follow clear guidance, exemplified below. (Links go directly to sources) ... Read More »

New MBA Application Resource Pages Now Online

When I announced the launch of the Elite Essays MBA App a few weeks ago, I didn’t know if we would be able to share the school information on our website as we have always done in the past, but we got it done! Now we have an even more comprehensive and efficient resource for MBA deadlines, essays, and letter of recommendation ... Read More »