Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fintech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Future Angel Investor
GMAT 620, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Ms. Software Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.84
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. MBB Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Cal Poly
GRE 317, GPA 3.2
Darden | Ms. Business Reporter
GMAT 2150, GPA 3.6
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Ms. IB Deferred
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Kellogg | Mr. Military In Silicon Valley
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. E-Sports Coach
GRE 323, GPA 5.72/10
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
Columbia | Mr. CPA
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Health Clinic Founder
GRE 330, GPA 3
Tuck | Mr. Waterflooder
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.4
Tuck | Mr. Risk Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Student Product Manager
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4

Smart Questions To Ask MBA Alumni

Blast from the Past:

BoringOverused MBA Essays Topics to Avoid

Ah, summer. In our younger years, it was a time for ballgames, travels, or just kicking back. If you’re looking to get into a top business school, summer is the time to craft your application essays. With Memorial Day still around the corner, you may think you can take it easy for a few weeks. But it’s never too early to start on your essays…especially with schools like Harvard moving their round one deadline up to September 9.

Here’s something to consider: The less time you have, the more likely you are to fall back on generalities and clichés, the safe and the familiar. And that’s exactly what adcoms read every day. Your crowing achievement was overcoming your fear of public speaking? Blah! You’d be better off writing about your struggles with flatulence. Your biggest weakness is that you take on so much and try so hard? Boy, are you full of yourself. All that’s missing is a pretty little bow on top!

No, adcoms want to be wowed!  They’re looking for applicants who’ve overcome real adversity or chosen unique paths. Those are the candidates who’ll bring a unique perspective to class. Ultimately, they are the ones who’ll make a difference once they graduate.

So what are some responses that make an adcom’s eyes glaze over? Check out this past column from Stacy Blackman for the answers.

Source: Poets&Quants

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