MBA Application Essay Review Service

The ‘Expert Consultant’ will cut your emotions from the essay, and make you sound like an expert. Business Schools don’t want experts. They want applicants with a passion for the future and the community. Resume is the “formal” non-personal list of your achievements. Don’t repeat the same tone with essays.

Most reviewers will fix grammar errors, poor diction, and structural inconsistencies. That is fundamental, but you are a unique individual. Let your individuality shine through the essays.

In addition to fixing structural and contextual errors, our Essay review service incorporates elements of storytelling and authenticity to make your essay engaging and human.

Our interaction with top MBA Admissions team have given us a solid understanding on the Dos and Dont's of a Winning MBA Essay

We will review your essays for:

1) Consistency
2) Structure
3) Grammar and
4) Winnability

Our review team will underline the parts of the essay that would require rephrasing or rewriting, and offer specific tips on how to rewrite the essay. We will make sure that your original voice is not lost in the review process.

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Testimonial - Accepted to MIT Sloan 2016 Entering Class (Subscribed to F1GMAT's Essay Review Service, Winning MBA Essay Guide and MBA Admission Interview Guide)

While I was always fascinated by MIT, I never thought that I would be in a position to be a part of the MIT community. I want others to benefit from my story.

As I started my MBA applications, I did a lot of free consultations only to find that my profile lacked enough weight to target schools such as Sloan. It was as if I was going through a pre-selection process before the actual race.

Pressed against the deadline, I ordered F1GMATs Winning MBA Essay Guide as their blogs always had something interesting to say. It was by far one of the best decisions I have made in my life. As Engineers, we are always taught to be effective in information sharing. Our experiences become concise bullet points and anecdotes become data points, and somewhere we tend to lose the capability to share a story with a nice narrative. Going through the Essay Guide, I learned the art of storytelling, using various ploys mentioned in the book. Most important one being the “W pattern,” a strategy of information sharing that creates a sense of excitement in the mind of the reader. As someone who did not have impressive titles to show career progression and leadership skills, I tried to understand non-obvious ways of showing leadership skill by going through the chapter on how leadership traits can be showcased even in small habits and experiences. The exhaustive schools specific research compiled in F1GMAT’s Essay Guides, covering history, culture, courses and specialties, saved me from spending countless hours on forums and gave me an adequate understanding of the school.

Impressed by the Essay Guide, I decided to thank the Editor for making a wonderful guide. My thank you mail soon led to a discussion about my profile, experiences, and goals. That is when Atul persuaded me to apply to MIT, arguing that there are many good stories that can be shared in my MIT MBA Essay. Even though I was a little hesitant, I decided to go ahead with his plan and apply to MIT. Ten days before the deadline, I started my MIT application, putting all other applications on hold. After I had finished my first draft, I signed up for F1GMAT’s Essay Review Service. One thing that was instantly impressive was his curiosity toward my profile and life experiences. He invested so much time going through my company, my sector, and my undergraduate institute, finding every small thing that could be leveraged in the essays. Despite deadline looming, he insisted on making an impact list that had all the events related to my life and finding an innovative way to weigh them. Once we selected the achievement that was most impactful, he asked me every possible detail about the project, even asking me to make a small presentation that would explain my project in the simplest way possible. This process, though exhausting, was important, as along the way we were able to discover the business impact of an engineering project.

His key strength is storytelling and developing an interesting narrative for a particular event. Since a lot of my professional experiences were too technical in nature, he helped me in removing lot of the Jargons and making the essay interesting for anyone who reads it. After our first few drafts, it was very important to cut short the essay to fit our word limit. His ability to restructure sentences without missing intent was extremely important. The whole process of debating and understanding each other's point of view helped us in removing information that might not be important. The most important aspect was his promptness in replying to my queries. Unlike many other consultants who have strict time limits, he worked long hours and even late nights just to get that perfect essay and meet the deadline.

F1GMAT’s ceaseless support continued even as I was preparing for my interview. Since MIT required an additional essay for candidates shortlisted for interview, we started working on the new essay with fresh energy. We could sense an admission offer coming our way and were not going to give up. By relying on our tried and tested approach, to list as many impact stories as possible and to evaluate them, we worked towards diversifying our stories so that most of the aspects of my profile could be covered. Often applicants bet on stories that are dear to them but don't add much to their candidature. Having Atul ask me the right questions and takeaways for each event helped us put things in perspective.    

F1GMAT’s Interview Guide has been a very valuable resource for me. While spontaneity is very important in the interviews, it is equally important to know how to tell your stories. Since MIT and many other B-Schools have a lot of emphasis on behavioral questions, it is important to know what messages you want to convey from each question type. F1GMAT’s Interview Guide gave me a clear framework to discuss questions related to conflict management, failure, achievements and about my goals. The guide also covers etiquette and aspects related to proper body language, which should also be read at least once.  

Overall, it was an amazing journey, and having F1GMAT by my side made it much easier for me to handle my MIT application. I would strongly recommend F1GMAT and Atul Jose for anyone looking for help related to essays and interviews. I have benefited from every resource that they have to offer - Accepted to MIT Sloan 2016 Entering Class.

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)

We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

Pages: 327


"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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