We had two informative chats last week and one coming up this week.
The transcripts from this weeks events are already up!
ALIGHT(Jan 5, 2009 12:27:03 PM)
Jen, can you share an anecdote about a memorable essay or cover letter from years past? Is there something that you have read which sticks out in your mind as an effective way an applicant told his or her story?
JenniferBurkeBarbaMIT(Jan 5, 2009 12:28:09 PM)
Alight – the best essays /cover letters are those that tell the story of what happened, including information about how the decisions made impacted both the applicant and other people involved, and end with the end result, not lessons learned.
JenniferBurkeBarbaMIT(Jan 5, 2009 1:04:03 PM)
I’d like to offer some overall advice. Your essays are the piece of the application that you have the most control over at this point — focus your time on making them great. You want to come alive on paper, and have members of the admissions committee dying to meet you in person!
myildirim(Jan 5, 2009 1:04:41 PM)
Easier said than done Jen 🙂