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Common MBA Essay Prompts

The applications for MBA programs are unique in that rather than asking for one large admissions essay, they usually have 4-6 prompts of varying lengths.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
MBA Programs

More Than a Resume: Discussing Your Past in a Personal Statement

When talking about your past in a personal statement, you want to focus on those events that have led you to this point in your academic and professional career.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

Plans, Goals, and Dreams: Exploring the Future in Your Personal Statement

You want to leave your readers with a clear understanding that you’re not just seeking this degree because it seems kind of interesting or because you can’t think of anything else to do; they should sincerely believe that you have a plan in mind and that graduate school figures into that plan.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

Law School Personal Statements: An Overview

Many law schools are renowned for one particular field or subsequent career. For example, some schools are considered particularly focused on actual legal arguments while others are known to prepare graduates for positions in the judiciary.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
Law Schools

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MBA Personal Statements and Essays: An Overview

Since MBA programs are some of the most competitive educational institutions in the world, applying is no walk in the park.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
MBA Programs

Show Them Who You Are: Talking About the Present in a Personal Statement

Many applicants compose personal statements or other admissions essays (including statements of purpose) that focuses almost entirely on what those students have accomplished and what they want to do in the future.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

What Should I Write About in my MBA Personal Statement?

One of the biggest questions that gets asked about MBA personal statements is what the author should include when it comes to main content points and what can be left out.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
MBA Programs

What Should I Write About in My Graduate Personal Statement?

Regardless of what you may read elsewhere on the Internet or in personal-statement guidebooks, there are no PROVEN stories that will somehow maximize your chances of admission to a graduate school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

Medical Personal Statements: An Overview

So you’re applying to medical school or for a residency. Congratulations! You’ve obviously completed a substantial amount of schooling, work, and research already, and should be commended for putting yourself in position to pursue such a respected career.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
Medical Programs

Writing a Great Residency Personal Statement

The residency application process is all business. Those who read your essay are not looking for novel styling, mysterious openings, or poetic phrasing; instead, they are looking for a clear statement of why you want to pursue a career in that particular specialty.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
Medical Programs

Common Law School Essay Themes

Let’s look at 3 of the most common supplemental essay prompts here. Even if you don’t have one of these exact prompts, it’s highly likely that you’re dealing with something similar.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
Law Schools

A Brief Introduction to the AMCAS Personal Statement

Given that the average applicant in 2009-2010 applied to 13 programs, the AMCAS can save you a ton of time by allowing you to submit just one application rather than a dozen or more.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013
Medical Programs

Write a Graduate School Essay that Will Knock Their Socks Off

Your graduate school personal statement may initially get only five minutes of an admissions officer's attention. In those five minutes you have to show that you are a good pick for the school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

4 Tips to a Great Graduate Personal Statement

Even if you already have a solid idea of what you intend to write about in your personal statement, you may still be pondering the ins and outs of how specifically you should go about that writing.

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 18, 2013
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