Do you have questions about the MBA admissions process? Are you looking for help on how to write your business school application essays or structure your resume? Below are some valuable resources created by the team at Gatehouse Admissions to support you on your business school journey. If you would like one-on-one advice from one of our Consultants, click here to request a free consultation.

Transforming Your Resume

The MBA Application Process, Part 3: Overhauling Your Resume for Your Business School Applications

This might surprise you, but the version of your resume that helped you secure your most recent job is not what a business school wants you to submit with your application—and if you submit your standard resume, you will probably come up short in your quest for admission. The admissions committee is a very different audience from …

Read More

Letters of Recommendation

The MBA Application Process, Part 4: The Truth about Business School Letters of Recommendation

Your letters of recommendation are a vital part of your MBA application; they allow the admissions committee to see you through another person’s eyes. The letters can also bring life to you and your achievements in a way that you cannot do yourself, and they should reinforce why you are worthy of a spot in …

Read More

Career Statement

The MBA Application Process, Part 5: Your Career Statement – Fact, Fiction, and How to Build One

One of the most essential components of your business school application is your rationale for why you want an MBA in the first place—your career statement—and it needs to tie together your future goals, how they relate to where you are today, and how business school is the necessary bridge between the two. Each school …

Read More

Business School Essays

The MBA Application Process, Part 6: The Importance of Business School Application Essays (and How to Write Them)

The MBA application requires providing business schools with a lot of statistical and discrete information about yourself—your undergraduate transcript and GPA, GMAT and/or GRE scores (and verbal and quantitative breakdowns), current employer, past employers, salaries, bonuses, place of birth, date of birth, and so on. Yet these facts tell only part of your story. Your …

Read More

Online Application Questions

The MBA Application Process, Part 7: The Online Application Questions—Your Hidden Opportunity

Did you even know that online application questions were a thing? For some schools, the online application simply requires providing your name and some biographical and professional information. But these days, more and more MBA programs are using the online application to collect additional information from and about candidates. For example, you might be asked to …

Read More

"Other" Essays

The MBA Application Process, Part 8: The Other “Essays”—Optional, Video, and Creative

Writing memorable MBA essays has always been challenging enough, but over the years, business schools have introduced new challenges in the form of alternative “essays” in their applications. For example, some programs prompt candidates to make a video in which they introduce themselves to their classmates; others ask applicants to submit a set of photos …

Read More

MBA Interview

The MBA Application Process, Part 9: The MBA Interview and Your “Must Do” Prep

Business school admissions interviews are a critical final hurdle on your path to being accepted to an MBA program. Fortunately for applicants, certain types of questions—and even certain questions—are commonly asked in these interviews, and this means that you can more easily prepare for and practice your responses to them. The MBA interview is primarily …

Read More

50 Successful Essays for the Stanford GSB and HBS (and Why They Worked)

If you plan to apply to Harvard Business School or the Stanford Graduate School of Business, this 190-page book of actual HBS and GSB essays along with expert commentary on the strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) of each one, is a must-have resource. “What Matters?” and “What More?”: 50 Successful Essays for the Stanford GSB and …

Read More