65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 4, 2009 - Study Aids - 240 pages
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YOUR LIFE . . . IN 300 WORDS OR LESS

It's a daunting task. Even the most seasoned professionals find business school application essays to be among the hardest pieces they ever write. With a diverse pool of talented people applying to the nation's top schools from the most successful companies and prestigious undergraduate programs in the world, a simple biography detailing accomplishments and goals isn't enough. Applicants need clear and compelling arguments that grab admissions officers and absolutely refuse to let go.

To help them write the essays that get them accepted into Harvard or any of the country's other top programs, the staff of The Harbus---HBS's student newspaper---have updated and revised their collection of sixty-five actual application essays as well as their detailed analysis of them so that applicants will be able to:

* Avoid common pitfalls
* Play to their strengths
* Get their message across

Wherever they are applying, the advice and tested strategies in 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays give business professionals and undergraduates the insider's knowledge to market themselves most effectively and truly own the process.

 

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Contents

II UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
33
III CAREER ASPIRATIONS
59
IV TYPICAL DAY
93
V THREE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
109
VI SETBACK OR FAILURE
147
VII ETHICAL ISSUES
167
VIII OTHER QUESTION
193
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The Harbus is the official student newspaper of the Harvard Business School, the number-one business school in the country. This weekly has been providing the news to students, faculty, and alumni since 1937.

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