Application essays are an important part of the admissions process for all levels of higher education. Nearly all programs will ask you to write at least one "long" essay on a topic of their choosing. But many schools will also include one or more "short" essay prompts -- either required or optional -- that provide you with an opportunity to share additional bits of information about your candidacy. And don't be fooled! Just because these essays are short, they still require careful consideration and can round out your profile in a favorable way if written effectively.
In this episode we've invited MBA admissions consultant Hillary Schubach, founder of Shine MBA Admissions Consulting, to share her expert insight and provide tips on how to tackle these short-form admissions essays. During our in-depth conversation Hillary covers:
Even if you don't have to write the exact essays we discuss here, the tips that Hillary shares will serve you well and can be adapted to any short-answer essays you may have to write in your own applications. Enjoy!
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