Another big no-no admissions committee members constantly discuss is a lack of customization.
“Tell us what you set out to do and how you have gone about doing it, ensuring you are specific and detailed in describing that approach.” This one might seem obvious. And you should have someone else – someone you trust to proofread accurately – look over your work.
But admissions committees will write you off if your essay is riddled with grammatical errors or typos. After looking at the same page over and over, you sometimes miss even silly errors that fresh eyes will see.
You have to give it your best shot in order to grab their attention and create an impact.
Admissions committee officers are on the lookout for the best possible candidate profiles.
They also want to determine if you’re a good fit for their particular program. Write a personalized essay that addresses their nuanced question and includes information demonstrating you know the program and why you should be accepted to it. Rushing is not an option with business school applications.
You will have to conduct proper research on each school to which you apply. You need time to do the necessary research and write and edit well.
Each program asks a different question in the essay portion of the application.
Even questions that are similar might be slightly different from school to school.
That is lazy, and it won’t get you far with most schools.
Schools want to know what it is about their program that attracts you.