# mbaMission’s 2013-2014 Columbia Business School Essay Analysis

May 21, 2013 by

This year, Columbia Business School (CBS) continues a trend that has developed over the past three seasons, once again reducing the number of words applicants can use to tell their story. Last year, CBS allowed applicants 200 characters with which to respond to its short-answer question and 1,250 words total for its three essays—not much room to showcase one’s strongest attributes and set oneself apart from the pack. Now, CBS candidates have a mere 100 characters for the short-answer question and 1,000 words for the three essays.

Unfortunately, this reduced word count does not make your task as an applicant any easier—especially when you have only one essay (Essay 3) in which to discuss something outside the professional/academic realm and reveal your more personal side. Hopefully, our essay analysis can help you strategize…

Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (100 characters maximum)

Do not pretend to … Read full post

# GMAT Bootcamp: Are you tough enough?

May 8, 2013 by

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Time: 9:30pm-11:00pm ET/6:30pm-8:00pm PT

What: GMAT Bootcamp

Hosts: Kaplan GMAT Instructor Team — Justin Doff, Teresa Rupp, and Lucas Weingarten

Why: To learn the strategies you need to build the speed and accuracy to tackle the most advanced content on the test.

Listen up, people! You’ve got somewhere to be on Tuesday, May 14, 2013! One of Kaplan’s Elite GMAT instructors, Justin Lawrence Doff (shown here), will be on-camera and coming to you live from Los Angeles, CA dead-set on a singular agenda: arming you with what you need to conquer the most advanced attacks the GMAT has to throw at you. Learn how to set the pace on the climb to the top scoring tiers and, most importantly, how to maintain that level of performance to the end.

It’s bootcamp*. Expect to work hard and to make gains. No matter where you … Read full post

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