Hey folks! Today is Presidents Day here in the U.S., so we’re taking it chill in Snarkville and have no snark to serve up to you today. Check back tomorrow for the start of a discussion on pre-MBA internships, and later in the week on the pros and cons of a part-time MBA!
“The process of planning is very valuable, for forcing you to think hard about what you are doing, but the actual plan that results from it is probably useless.”
Enjoy your turkey, Turkeys!
We’ve been getting lots of updates about interview invitations (yay!) and so we’re bummed to have to make this announcement, but unfortunately our service provider that runs our fancy schmancy automated interview prep service is pulling the plug on their architecture. We are not in a position to port the functionality to some other provider, and so we’re choosing to shut the puppy down completely. 🙁 The Automated Interview Prep will be available through the end of this month (October 2018) and then it’s going away.
This affects only this one service — Automated Interview Prep — which is a service where you call in and go through your interview via personalized teleprompts, you know, the voice-activated kind. The interview is recorded and then you get an assessment from EssaySnark on how you did. We’ll continue to offer the also-popular Customized MBA Interview Prep Questions which gives you a full list of questions specific to your actual profile and app with which to prepare. Those customized questions are usually best for those doing an open interview with HBS, MIT, NYU or LBS but BSers interviewing at other schools who interview blind might also find it useful.
We’ve always been proud of this little techie thingamajig interview prep service that we offered and it’s too bad that it’s going away. If you want to get a personalized review of how you perform with both content of interview answers and delivery, then
grab this service while you can AW SNAP TOO LATE 🙁
It’s totally crazy that you’re spending the weekend writing essays! It’s totally crazy that we’re spending it reading them! But here we are…!
A rare Saturday post! Because we’re around reading essays and you should be writing them!
We have this little feature for paying blahg members to “favorite” a post which then displays it in your list of Favorites. Using the data of which posts more people have favorited, we get these top 2:
- Taking credit – in the “show, don’t tell” category
- How to show your authenticity: Storytelling – part of the “authenticity” series
(Sorry, both of those posts, and the Favorites feature, are available to paying blahg members only. But sign-up is easy, and you can cancel at any time!)
If you’re struggling with the techniques of good essay-writing (especially if you’ve already gotten feedback after putting your first drafts through the Essay Decimator wringer) then those posts may be of use.
If you have questions for us, lay ’em on us! The comments are open and we’re also popping in to Twitter from time to time. Speedy Review is available if you’re chomping at the bit to get feedback on the double!
Ugh – turns out some posts that were supposed to be open to everyone (even without a blahg membership) were locked down in the past few weeks. If you’re not a current blahg member you may want to scroll back a few pages to see what you missed! Sorry about that!!!
The Tuck MBA essay guide for 2018 is now available! Get started on your essays about contributing to another’s success, and contributing to Tuck!
Our SnarkStrategies Guide for Kellogg’s MBA essays has been published for 2018!