MBA Application Essays – mistakes to avoid

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Five Ways to Ruin an Application Essay

BusinessWeek.com’s Alison Damast contributes a forthright account of five mistakes in writing B-school essays, and clarifies how to avoid them.

Mistakes include:

  • Too much information
  • Ignoring rules
  • Showboating
  • Bad-mouthing others
  • The Shakespeare syndrome

Click here for details on each.

One thing I would add to the ignoring rules section is failing to answer the question. Admissions Directors around the country often comment that this is the biggest mistake an applicant can make!

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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