Identify Your Most Significant Accomplishments & Achievements
All schools look for evidence of leadership, and the best way to demonstrate this in your apps is stories of achievement. This App Accelerator helps you identify your strongest examples and choose the topics that will work best for your MBA applications to any of the top business schools.
Which schools will this help you with?
- The single Harvard essay and the fields in the HBS app
- The three “impact” stories that Stanford invites you to share
- Showing Wharton how you’re distinctive
- All the INSEAD essays
- Berkeley Haas application
- Everything that MIT Sloan cares about
- The challenging Tuck essay questions
- and any other essay that asks about leadership or accomplishments — or teamwork, or values, or pretty much anything else!
App Accelerator: Accomplishments & Achievements
You can submit up to five achievements for review with this App Accelerator, up to 500 words total. This exercise forces you to be concise, and precise, because that's what you'll need to do in your essays. This purchase is a 30-day subscription. You must be connected to the internet to view the tutorial. Because you are given instant access to the tutorial which contains our intellectual property and valuable, valuable guidance for you to follow to develop your bschool application content, no refunds are available after purchase. This App Accelerator is included in the Complete Essay Package, the 4-School Set and Foundations; unfortunately we cannot offer refunds, credits, or substitutions if it is also purchased separately.
What do you get?
- A tutorial with a bunch of exercises to help you think deeply about leadership
- Guidelines on what makes for a strong statement of impact for an MBA essay
- The chance to submit your examples to EssaySnark for detailed review
- new! Further expanded in Version 2.1, additional insightful brainstormers to help you go even deeper in your process of reflection, introspection, and discovery — these will challenge you!
You can also use the material you identify through this App Accelerator to establish the “why am I ready” angle in any career goals essay, such as for Columbia or UCLA or many others. Plus, your resume bullets need to capture your contributions and impact. This App Accelerator helps you define those! You’ll get a head start on crafting the elements of distinction and differentiation that make all the difference in the adcom’s evaluation.
TERMS: App Accelerators
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The standard App Accelerator subscription is 30 days (60-day subscriptions for certain bundled products). You may view the tutorial as often as you like while your subscription is active. As an online-only subscription, you may not download or print the tutorial. This subscription is for your use only. All EssaySnark content is copyright protected and may not be shared. Any violation of terms will result in immediate cancelation of access. If you have a buddy who wants help with his apps, please encourage him to get his own subscription. Thanks for understanding that EssaySnark needs to eat, too. Because instant access is provided to the tutorial, no refunds are available.
After working through the guidelines detailed in the App Accelerator tutorial, you can submit your material for one confidential review by EssaySnark (two rounds of review for the Career Goals App Accelerator). Feedback on most App Accelerator submissions is returned within two business days. Your actual turnaround will depend on our current volume when you submit which you can monitor through the Review Queue in My SnarkCenter. We cannot guarantee a specific turnaround time. If you received this App Accelerator as part of a product bundle with priority reviews, you will automatically enjoy faster service. Speedy Review is available as an add-on to any submission.
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This App Accelerator is included in The Complete Essay Package, the 4-School Set and in Foundations.
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When you think you're crushing it and then you get the feedback to see that you're not. Totally honest no holds barred feedback that will make you think. What you intend to reveal about your accomplishments versus how what you wrote is actually received and interpreted.
The snark knows it all.. even how to tell you not to include that story you think is pretty awesome. You learn so much when you follow their process of writing b school applications. Their app accelerators are really helpful. The best part of it all is that it makes YOU think. They wont tell you what to write but will show you the way. That is exactly what I needed.
Be ready to take the heat when it comes to reading their reviews of your material. Remember this will help you weed out all things bad and come up with the filtered out application that shows your best side to the adcom.
I completely recommend the app accelerators!
This was helpful for me personally, since I was totally going the wrong direction with what kind of accomplishments appeal to MBA adcom. (I'm an engineer--what can I say?) Although I kind of wasted the app on realizing I was going in the wrong direction (none of the accomplishments I submitted can actually be used), it was still good to know what kind of accomplishments I needed to put in my essays and how I shouldn't use technical language to do so.
During my application prep I purchased some app accelerators and this one was by far the most helpful. I was able to leverage the content developed here even during my interviews.
If you're looking for guidance on "what to write" in your essays (something a lot of BSers out there are probably interested in, then this is the App Accelerator for you. The exercises in the guide are great, and I'd highly recommend doing them and taking them seriously (no matter how silly some may sound) as you won't believe what comes from your pen onto the paper when you use some of the approaches suggested.
Once you have widdled down your your accomplishments to the top 5, using the help from the guide, you get bespoke feedback from EssaySnark. The Snark will tell you which stories are the strongest, and are the ones you should focus on refining for your essays. You'll also get comments within the accomplishments about which parts are most interesting and powerful, and should be highlighted in the essays. For those looking for guidance on pitch refinement, story selection, and overall "what to write", this is probably the most helpful service the Snark offers.