1.Don’t exaggerate: B Schools place a premium on integrity, honesty and genuine
accomplishments. People who will be judging your essays will usually be Professors
These are people who have
worked very hard and who recognize the importance of merit. They also abhor intellectual dishonesty. So while you would
be tempted to embellish your application, do not overdo it. It never pays in
2.Don’t submit additional essays
or recos (Error of commission):
Your applications will be
analyzed by genuinely busy people. They already have a rather bleak view of
application essays. There is no point in submitting an “additional essay” just
for the sake of it.So stick to the
word limit of an essay and submit the bare minimum. It reflects poorly on your
application when you submit 700 words for a 500 word essay.
3.Error of Omission: (Don’t
ignore a question)
explanation against each question / query indicated in Application or asked by
admission’s office. In this case silence will harm you and incorrect facts or
obfuscation will lead to application rejection.
4.Grammatical & spelling mistakes should be strictly avoided.
5.Giving repeated calls to admission office:
Don’t’s call Admission’s office too often: Do not feel that by giving repeated calls to admission office, you will
serve your case better. In case you have a genuine query do ask. Repeated follow-up
shows desperation and it actually hurts your appeal.
By way of this message, I wanted to share with you two good news, one that I got a final admit from CEIBS and second I also made it to SP Jain PGPM program. I have chosen the latter to pursue my higher education.
I wanted to thank you for providing me guidance in my journey and I believe your earnestness and dedication did play a role in helping me achieve success.
Thank you to you and your team.
Best Regards, Apurva
P.S.: I have recommended your name to an acquaintance Shefali who may contact you.