Essay Snark is an MBA admissions consultant who is sometimes amused and often appalled by what candidates write in their MBA essays to top bschools. Essay Snark shares others' mistakes, so you don't make admissions directors laugh or, worse, want to hurl when they read your essays. If you, intrepid applicant, want to have your essay reviewed by Essay Snark (and posted anonymously - yes everyone will see it), email it to gethelpnow(at)essaysnark(dot)com. Emailing your essay means you give explicit permission for it to be posted (obvious identifying information such as your name and the name of your employer will be removed), and you release Essay Snark from any claims that may result from possible humiliation over said snarkiness. (And please, people, don't email us two days before the app deadline and expect to hear back in time.)
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You were accepted into a top MBA program – great! Now what do you do? EssaySnark can help you plan out all the tasks and details that you need to take into account as you transition your way into business school. With sections on financial preparation, academic preparation, cultural preparation, and more, this Guide will get you ready for your MBA.
Congratulations! You're on the waitlist!
Yes, we know. You weren't exactly celebrating. But you should believe EssaySnark when we tell you: This is a good place to be. You've got a lot going for you – the adcom has expressed real interest! And now you have invaluable resources to help you navigate this important phase. This SnarkStrategies Guide will show you how.
Career goals are surprisingly unimportant at MIT. They want you to be more real with them than that. To assess whether you'll be a high achiever in the future, MIT wants to hear about how you've been a high achiever in the past. Where have you made a contribution?
This SnarkStrategies Guide covers all the many things that MIT does differently in their MBA admissions processes.
Substance. Presentation. Good timing. These are the elements that Wharton Admissions say go into a strong MBA application. EssaySnark guides you through the process of developing your essays so that you can highlight your profile in a way that will resonate best with the Wharton adcom.
This brand-new and completely revised SnarkStrategies Guide for HBS gives applicants to this ultra-competitive program a leg up in the application process. You'll get extensive info about the short-form app for 2012-'13. Learn what Harvard is *really* asking with this year's new essay questions, and what to expect with that post-interview write-up that they've introduced.
Let EssaySnark help with your reapplication to business school. You'll be taken through a self-assessment of your original application to see what went wrong the first time. You'll know for sure if you need to re-take the GMAT. And, you'll discover the winning additions to a profile that every adcom loves to see. This Guide is your best chance to turn that "No" to a "Yes!"
The best MBA programs require an interview before admission. The array of scenarios is incredibly confusing – applicant-initiated, invitation-only, blind interviews – even Skype interviews. What are the best strategies? How do you prepare? This guide will lay it all out for you. The interview can be the make-or-break experience in your bschool application. Make the most of it with EssaySnark!
NYU's Stern School offers a top-notch graduate business education in one of the greatest cities on Earth. A focus on teamwork and collaboration permeates every aspect of the Stern culture. Just like its uptown neighbor, admission to NYU is very competitive! If you're serious about NYU, you need to take a fresh approach to their essays. This SnarkStrategies Guide for Stern can show you how.
Tuck Business School, at Dartmouth College, is unique among the bschool uniques. Tuck is very small, very intimate, and very beautiful. It's also a darn good MBA education. If Dartmouth is the right bschool for you, then you need to work hard to prove that to the Tuck adcom. This SnarkStrategies Guide shows you how. Find out if your GMAT score is high enough.
Northwestern's Kellogg MBA program has an emphasis on teamwork – yet leadership is important too. How do you express both in your essays? EssaySnark's Kellogg Guide leads you through the four essays, with exercises and insights for creating a strong MBA (or MMM) app. Boost your chances for acceptance at this midwestern powerhouse of a bschool with a little help from EssaySnark.
UC-Berkeley Haas has the third-most selective admissions process of any MBA program in the world -- more selective even than Wharton! EssaySnark's Strategy Guide for Berkeley-Haas School of Business leads you through the process of developing all six of the essays, with detailed exercises and important insights for creating a strong MBA application.
This SnarkStrategies Guide takes you on a journey of self-discovery to develop your MBA application to Stanford. The process of introspection that you need to go through in creating your essays for this business school is different. EssaySnark invites you to brainstorm and daydream your way to a set of essays that are truly your own. Dare to dream big – dare to pursue a Stanford MBA!