E10. Any other thoughts about the essays?
Below is a grab-bag of other thoughts about essays. This was an open-ended question, designed to pull out anything we missed that MBAs thought was important about essays.
Essays take soooooo much time, start early
Communicate your qualities clearly; It's more personal than you think
Be honest, genuine, yourself
Have a really good hook, tell a story
There's a law of large numbers for MBA applicants; you have to stand out, and very quickly
Take the time to write a shorter letter
With a clear outline across the whole application, it was easy to write short, pithy essays