MBA Application Post Mortem
It was very, very helpful when putting the R2 apps together :)”
BSer who got a Post Mortem after being waitlisted by Wharton in Rd 1, then got into Kellogg in Rd 2
Why did they turn you down?!?
(Or, why did they put you on the waitlist?)
Being rejected from bschool can be painful. EssaySnark can help with the grisly task of understanding why things didn’t pan out for you.The MBA Post Mortem is a thorough written assessment of one unsuccessful MBA application -- the app dataset, the essays, the resume, GMAT/GRE/TOEFL and transcripts, and even letters of recommendation if you have them.
A one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg is included with this purchase.
How can this help?
With the MBA Post-Mortem with EssaySnark, you will:
- Find out what went wrong.
- Have the information you need to develop a plan of attack for your next go-round in the MBA ring.
- Gain the confidence that comes from new information!
The EssaySnark Post-Mortem will show you how others might perceive your profile, and point out the good — and the bad — of how you presented yourself to this specific school, with its unique priorities and preferences in how it evaluates candidates. We will identify any execution errors or possible showstopper weaknesses. You’ll get actionable information to improve your presentation for the next time.
With the Post-Mortem, you’ll get a detailed analysis of why your MBA application was rejected, from a trusted source.
TERMS: Post-Mortem & Waitlist Assist Application AssessmentsYour written report will be available within 3 business days after submission of materials. We try to deliver them faster than that but cannot guarantee quicker turnaround (you can have it expedited at an additional fee).
This review does not include any Essay Decimator critiques, resume reviews or anything else beyond the assessment of the materials submitted in your previous school application. The essay assessments provided are detailed in terms of identifying if the essays worked or not and if not, specific reasons why, but they are not the full-blown critiques and they do not include any marked-up drafts as you would get in our other review products. In other words, we will comment on strengths and weaknesses in all those materials but this review is not the same as the Essay Decimator and other services provided for pending bschool applications. The Application Assessment for the Waitlist Assist package includes suggestions for what you might be able to do to redeem yourself, if anything, based on which school it is and what the errors or gaps were in the application.
If you need to cancel this service, you are entitled to a refund less $100 provided that no materials have yet been submitted for review.
Client Reviews on the Post-Mortem rejection analysis
After you’ve digested your Post-Mortem Review, it would be great to hear what you think about the process. Was it helpful? Do you now have a clear plan of action to move forward? Please stop back and share your thoughts with others who are facing a similar challenge. Even better: After you get accepted to your target bschool in the next go-round, then come share the news here!
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I was coming off a disappointing zero admit season and decided to do some self-introspection through the ding analysis for my Kellogg application. I wasn't too enthused by the radically honest assessment and in my mind dismissed the review. Thankfully, sense dawned on me soon enough to accept my mistakes and make the required improvements. I appreciate the comments provided by Essay Snark even more when this season I received 4 top 15 US school admits including 3 from M7 schools.
Schools position – truthfully – the MBA application process as an opportunity to learn about oneself. It seems a waste that the feedback candidates receive is usually limited to an admit / deny decision.
Fortunately, EssaySnark’s post-mortem bridges this gap most effectively. On my rejection analysis the ‘Snark provided me a very detailed, multi-page, analysis on my application that helped me uncover insights about my materials and myself that far exceeded my expectations.
EssaySnark provided feedback that was direct, customized and actionable.
This service is a must-have, especially for reapplicants from this very competitive application season.
Valuable. I used it after getting a "further consideration" decision at HBS. I didn't agree with parts of EssaySnark's analysis, but I valued that they approached the various parts of my candidacy with a strong point of view (consultants, too often, do not). I think the really helpful service is seeing how someone with a much a more critical outlook MIGHT see the same data points that you may be looking at (though obviously no guarantees that it's the actual way your application was perceived).
More than once, I caught myself thinking "Hm, didn't think of it that way." If that's what you want (and I did), this is your service.
Update April 2016: We had another big reapplicant success story just like that for the Class of 2018!