Six-word story. (Berkeley Haas)
Pick Six. (NYU Stern)
Six Moments to choose from. (Chicago Booth)
Oddly we even came across a student story on the Wharton site titled “6 Words That Changed This MBA Student’s Assumptions About Wharton”
What’s up with this magic number of six this year?
Is this the current marketing trend? “Use the number ‘six’ to capture your audience’s attention!” some pundit advised. Or maybe they did a study…
Nope, it just seems like a bizarre coincidence.
We’ll toss out our own “six” for your consideration:
Six rounds of review.
That’s our best guess for how many drafts you’ll need to write on the first set of essays you produce for your initial MBA app.
If we’re talking Harvard or Stanford, then try 16.
No joke. We’ve seen BSers do that many revisions. At least on their first essays, and also on their most important ones.
(Not that you should be doing Harvard or Stanford as your first application. Those need to wait. They’re too hard.)
Once you get the hang of writing essays, you won’t need quite that many revisions. But three rounds, yeah. Three. That’s a good number that you’ll want to be planning for. Three full separate start-to-finish new drafts on each of those puppies.
Did we mention that this is a lot of work? 😉
If you’re wondering about that six-word story and Haas: The Haas 2017 MBA Application Guide is at your service
If you’re thinking about the Chicago MBA and their six Booth Moments: The Chicago Booth 2017 MBA Application Guide is here to help you
If you’re kicking the tires on NYU Stern and want to get started on their Pick Six: (sorry, that one’s not ready yet, but it will be soon!)
Basically, we’re telling you, it’s time.
Here’s another “six”:
That’s the Harvard Round 1 deadline.
Which is 22 months, 2 weeks ago.
But who’s counting.