Processing Red Ink

There’s nothing like touching up an essay you think is perfect, sending it to one of your reviewers, and seeing it covered in red comment updates when they return it.  I guess one thing I’ve learned from this process is that everyone seems to know how to use the “track changes” feature in Microsoft Word … Read more

GMAT Amnesia

I was goofing around with my iPhone apps the other day and noticed I still had a couple of GMAT apps installed.  I decided to open up the Vertias Prep app and give one of the math questions a go. For the first question, I had no idea where even to start.  So I skipped … Read more

My Essay is Perfect – Now I Just Need to Cut Out 200 Words…

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said that and as you can probably tell, essay writing is draining the life out of me.  There’s an obvious negative correlation between the amount of admissions work I’m doing and the number of blog posts I write.  I wonder if this will be the last post … Read more

Wharton 2011 Essays: Consolidated Advice

Below is a quick consolidation of links for advice and analysis on the Wharton 2011 Essays.  I felt that using these sources has definitely changed my essays for the better.  It’s a great starting point if you are getting writer’s block on any one of your essays.  One consistent theme across all the advice has been … Read more

Weird Issue With Haas Application

While I was working on the final touches of my Haas application and starting to paste in my final answers, I noticed a strange bug with the transfer of information from the word processor to the browser. For some reason, when you paste from a Microsoft Word document into the Haas MBA admissions application, while … Read more

Haas Round 2 Application Submitted

With three and a half hours to spare, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, opened my eyes back up, and hit the submit button.  My first business school application was now complete. It’s definitely true what people say about clicking the submit button: it’s really tough to do.  I had already thoroughly reviewed … Read more

Should Everyone Apply to Harvard?

A few years ago, I was sitting in a room discussing MBA applications with some consulting peers.  At the time, I had not yet decided to go to business school, but most of the others already had and were in the process of applying.  One comment struck me with intrigue: “Everyone should apply to Harvard.” … Read more