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Tuck Deadlines (Class of 2018, Entering Fall 2016)


Thoughts on the HBS Introduce Yourself Essay

“It’s the first day of class at HBS. You are in Aldrich Hall meeting your “section.” This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. Our signature case method participant-based learning model ensures that you will get to know each other very well. The bonds you collectively create throughout this shared ... Read More »

Michigan Ross Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Letter Questions (Class of 2018, Entering Fall 2016)

DEADLINES ESSAYS What are you most proud of and why? How does it shape who you are today? (400 words) What is your desired career path and why? (400 words) TEAM EXERCISE Not required but highly recommended LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS (only one letter required) How do the candidate’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified ... Read More »

Thoughts for HBS-and-Stanford GSB-only Applicants

Last year, a client came to me with an enthusiastic but unruly pile of essays for four top schools that he was struggling to finish simultaneously, including HBS and GSB. I saw good core material in there. I also saw that, if he ordered his applications properly, he could build up a foundation of straightforward essays (goals, leadership, etc.) that could ... Read More »

Yale SOM Deadlines 2015-2016