Essays That Worked for Business Schools: 40 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation's Top Business Schools (Paperback)

40 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation's Top Business Schools

By Boykin Curry, Brian Kasbar

Ballantine Books, 9780345450432, 145pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2003

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Description

"Applicants looking for the competitive edge in getting accepted at the business school of their choice may want to peruse this book." -Security Traders Handbook

Every year, thousands apply for a finite number of places in business schools. With similar grades, backgrounds, and goals, sometimes the only thing that can make an applicant stand out is the application essay. It's the best chance you have to shine and tip the balance in your favor.

Essays That Worked for Business Schools shows that the best essays are brief, sincere, and personal. Some are off the wall, some are bold, all are unique to their creator. One applicant writes about starting his own airline. Another tells about the corruption in his job as a defense contractor. And a third reflects on his license plate. From the thousands submitted each year, the forty essays in this book were considered some of the best by admissions officers at the nation's top business schools. As this collection demonstrates, with creativity and effort you can turn almost any topic into an effective, successful essay for your business school application.


About the Author

Boykin Curry is a partner at New York-based hedge fund Eagle Capital. He is a co-founder of Public Prep, a network of charter schools in New York City; a board member of Alliance for School Choice; and co-founder of Democrats for Education Reform. He received a degree in economics from Yale University in 1988 and his MBA from Harvard University in 1994. Brian Kasbar is a co-founder of GemIIni Educational Systems, which provides video modeling therapy for special education students. He received his BA from Yale in 1988.


Praise For Essays That Worked for Business Schools: 40 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation's Top Business Schools

“An invaluable book for anyone trying to enter a business school.” –Small Press Review

“Frank, terse advice on the essay and the admissions processes for the schools.” –Memphis Business School

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