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EssayEdge Interview Prep Tips

By Ryan Hickey + updated on July 9th, 2014

Share If you’ve decided to pursue an MBA, you’re in for a challenging year or two, but not until you’ve made it over the first hurdle: the MBA interview. The interview is one of the most intimidating parts of the application process, and too many candidates fail to prepare properly, potentially damaging their chances of [...]

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How to Write a Great Application Essay or Personal Statement

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 21st, 2014

Share Search for “How to write an application essay,” in Google and you’ll instantly return more than 16 million pages (“How to write an admissions essay,” yields an additional million plus). Titles like “How to write an Application Essay,” “Writing the Successful College Application Essay,” and “How to Write an Outstanding Admissions Essay” draw in [...]

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Last-Minute Tips for Completing Application Essays

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 16th, 2014

Share With deadlines past or looming, the holiday haze still hanging over most of us, and applicant stress levels nearing maximum, I thought that today’s post would be a perfect opportunity to provide some tips for those who find themselves rushing to get everything about their applications, essays included, finished and submitted within the next [...]

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New Common Application Essays for 2013-14

By Ryan Hickey + updated on February 13th, 2013

Share With the vast majority of applications for the 2012-2013 application season already submitted and the start of the 2013-2014 app rush still half a year away, you may think that there’s not much going on when it comes to college admissions. Think again. Last year, the Common Application announced that it would be making [...]

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Writing for Money

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 30th, 2013

Share No, I’m not talking about renting a secluded and sparsely furnished cabin and holing up there, subsisting on little more than coffee as you crank out a piece of literature that makes Moby Dick read like a Dick and Jane story. Nor am I talking about falling for one of those ****Make Trillions of [...]

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What to Do After College Applications are Submitted

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 18th, 2013

Share Ahhh, Friday. Nothing like the end of a long week to put a little bit of extra spring in your step. And if you’re an applicant who has finally finished putting together and submitting your applications, this Friday could be particularly relaxing. For the vast majority of college applicants, mid-January marks the point at [...]

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Admissions Essays

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 7th, 2013

Share January 7th. Early and first-round application deadlines were so long ago that you can barely remember them. Even many regular and second-round deadlines have faded into the past. At this point, there are just a handful of late application deadlines left to take advantage of. If you’re planning to submit an application but haven’t [...]

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