Recent Posts

Columbia 2010 J-term Essay Analysis

Columbia’s 2010 J-term essays were released recently and, as Columbia has done in the past, they used the same questions from the previous year’s regular term MBA application. Questions #2 and #3 look unusual at first glance, but they are actually variations on fairly standard MBA essay questions. Essay 1 What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will ... Read More »

Tokyo Visit: May 12 to May 18

I’m getting excited for my upcoming Tokyo visit next week, from May 12 to May 18. I’ll be hosting a “soubetsukai” (“farewell”) party on Saturday, May 16 for my clients before they leave for their MBA and graduate school programs. I’ll also be meeting prospective clients. If you are in Tokyo and are interested in working with me this year ... Read More »

Announcing Elite Essays Scholarship Program

Doing good in the world can be expensive. I know this very well from having started a Spanish Language School in Guatemala ( after college that continues to support teachers, their families, and the community in a variety of ways. I have also been the beneficiary of numerous scholarships and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship. I am grateful to have ... Read More »

New site is up!

As you can see, the new site is up and we’re really happy with it. We’ll be making some minor changes to it over the next week or so, but we hope you enjoy the new format. I’ll be resuming a more regular blogging schedule also. Thanks very much for your patience and feedback, and welcome to the new Elite ... Read More »

New Website Coming

We’re really excited to be re-launching. Should be some time next week. Please check back for all the latest information, including about the new Elite Essays scholarship, re-applicant assessment package, and essay analyses for January 2010 enrollment programs. In the meantime, I hope you like the new logo above. Read More »