Death, Taxes, and MBA Admissions Essays

Death, Taxes, and MBA Admissions Essays

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Business School Posts

Writing MBA admissions essays seems like a giant, time sucking, stress inducing experience that admissions committees created to amuse themselves by inducing your suffering (the word is ‘schadenfreude’ if you want to sound smart). However, the reality is that they use the essays to separate the men and women from the boys and girls.   […]

What is “Passion” from the Standpoint of MBA Admissions?

What is “Passion” from the Standpoint of MBA Admissions?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Business School Posts

“Passion” sounds sexy. It inspires an emotional, arousing, and intense response. It evokes images of desire or romance. Literature, media, and advertising, have so shaped, even skewed, our understanding of passion that many associate the word with a general’s stirring the troops (Mel Gibson in Braveheart), or a football player in a pre-game huddle delivering […]