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Deferred MBA Application Essays: Strategies for Success

Thu December 15 @ 1:00 AM UTC

90 minutes long

$50 per attendee


About this class

In 90 minutes, learn how to wow Stanford and Harvard admissions officers with your deferred MBA essays.

Applying to the Harvard 2+2 and/or Stanford GSB deferred enrollment programs? By now, you've probably realized that the essays are the heart and soul of a successful application, and also incredibly challenging to write. Andy P. is an experienced, professional admissions coach and highly sought-after "essay doctor." In this class, he'll teach you how to engineer and tell a compelling story that provides you with the value and differentiation that your application needs.

This workshop will cover:
  • What makes a killer HBS essay, an equally compelling GSB essay, and how they're different
  • The unique challenges and opportunities faced by deferred MBA program applicants
  • How to choose topics and stories that optimize your value-add as a prospective student
  • How to stand out with the same essay prompts that thousands of other applicants also respond to each year
  • Various tips, tricks, dos, and don'ts, illustrated by real sample essays, both successful and unsuccessful

In addition to over 20 years of experience as an MBA admissions coach, Andy has trained and mentored dozens of other coaches at top-ranked consulting firms on helping applicants write more compelling essays.

Space in this class is limited, and starting your applications early is vital, so reserve your spot soon!

How to Enroll

  • 1

    Go to Andy's Leland profile

  • 2

    Navigate to the Packages section

  • 3

    Select the "Deferred MBA Application Essays: Strategies for Success" Class package

  • 4

    Proceed to checkout

About the host

Andy P.

20 years coaching, essay workshops & training coaches, Stanford interviewer

Worked with three top firms since 2002 (Stacy Blackman Consulting, MBA Prep School, Menlo Coaching) as well as independently. Chosen for Rematch Tiger Team, Client Liaison, and Second Reader roles at one firm, which involved rematching and providing exceptional service for applicants who were dissatisfied with their original consultant, advising consultants on various content-related and client-satisfaction challenges, and providing essay feedback for applicants who were unable to make further progress with their assigned consultant. Delivered best-practice essay development workshops for firm's entire team (~100 coaches), and advised on improvements of service offerings for multiple firms. Worked with Stanford Admissions Committee as Alumni Interviewer. Mostly recently, chosen as panelist for Leland Admissions Week.