65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays

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"YOUR LIFE IN 300 WORDS OR LESS . . ."

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Overview

"YOUR LIFE IN 300 WORDS OR LESS . . ."

Business school application essays are among the hardest pieces that many of us will ever write.

So diverse and successful are the applicants to the nation's top business schools that your essays need to do more than simply illuminate your background and accomplishments: they must also clearly demonstrate your writing skills and ensure that you stand out from the pack.

LEARN BY EXAMPLE

65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays show you essays that worked and helped their authors gain admission into America's number-one business school. Wherever you're applying, the range of topics, writing styles, and ideas showcased by these writers are truly inspiring.

- HOW TO AVOID COMMON PITFALLS

- LEARN WHAT WORKS

- GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS

Each essay topic is introduced, and each individual essay is followed by analysis from a writer for The Harbus, the Harvard Business School student newspaper. 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays will give you the help you need!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312334482
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Each essay topic is introduced, and each individual essay is followed by analysis from a writer for The Harbus, the Harvard Business School student newspaper.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
I. Being a Leader
Chris Howard 5
John Leroi 9
Katy Y. Huang 13
Michael Munson 15
Jonathan Spier 19
Arthur Joseph O'Keefe IV 21
Anonymous 23
Jannike Aase 25
II. A Typical Day
Anonymous 31
Adrian Blair 33
Jay Glaubach 37
Lexie Hallen 39
Benoit-Olivier Boureau 43
Jason Bohle 45
III. Defining Moment
Vincent Cheung 51
Amanda Morris 53
Constantine Dimizas 55
Brad Finkbeiner 57
Anonymous 59
Larry Wasserman 61
Anonymous 63
Anonymous 65
IV. Experiencing a Setback or a Failure
Chris Withers 71
Eugenia Gibbons 73
John Richard 75
Jordan Burton 79
Craig Ellis 81
Irfhan Rawji 83
Thomson Nguy 85
Anonymous 87
V. Ethical Dilemma
Anonymous 93
Anonymous 97
James Gancos 99
Natalia Mlotok 103
Anonymous 107
Cindy Ko 109
Anonymous 113
Anonymous 115
VI. Three Accomplishments
Daniel Lewis 123
Erik Johnson 127
Martin Brand 131
Anonymous 135
Anonymous 139
Michael Kerlin 143
Anonymous 147
Dale Schilling 151
VII. Strengths and Weaknesses
Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan 159
Bartek Trzebinski 163
Isa Wegner 167
Raul Almeida Cadena 169
Tamara Nall 173
Anonymous 177
Francisco Sousa Pimentel 181
VIII. Why Do You Need an HBS MBA?
Terese Molina 189
Anonymous 191
Rayford Lee Davis 193
Iman Tyson 197
Monisha Kapila 201
Reina Mizuno 205
Gregory Thompson 207
Anne Morriss 211
IX. Optional Essay
Anonymous 217
Anonymous 219
Cabin Kim 221
Pedro Ramos 223
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