2-HOUR MBA STARTER PACKAGE
Your introduction to StoryCrafters. This package is perfect for starting your MBA Story development.
Please Note: one starter package per client
OPTION 1 (RECOMMENDED)
BRAINSTORMING - MBA STORY DEVELOPMENT - STRATEGY
Start your MBA applications with our unmatched story development process.
THE TARGETED BRAINSTORMER
First, you'll fill out an extensive questionnaire specifically designed to extract the most useful information from your background, including character traits, impressive talents, strengths & weaknesses, work and academic experience, and personal anecdotes. From this we'll target the best content to be used in your essays and applications.
BRAINSTORMER REVIEW & MBA STORY PLANNING (1 hour)
Next, from our end, we'll review your Targeted Brainstormer document and connect the dots between your backstory and forward story (including short-term and long-term post-MBA goals). This will include honing in on all your personal, professional, family, academic, leadership, and extracurricular experiences, in order to discover a common theme and through line in telling the best version of your overall MBA story.
MBA STORY DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY CONFERENCE (1 hour)
Finally, we'll set up a call and use the Targeted Brainstormer as a springboard for taking the first and most important step in your MBA story development. After sharing the unique details we discovered to most effectively differentiate your candidacy, we'll discuss the motivations from your past and how they connect to your future goals. We'll also share storytelling techniques and options that will best capture admissions officers' attention, establish a critical emotional connection, and demonstrate the meaning and impact behind your post-MBA goals. Although we'll discuss specific details on a micro level, the ultimate goal of this conference is to sketch your overall trajectory from a high-level, so that we arrive at the most compelling, cohesive, and competitive version of your MBA story for the schools you're targeting.
OPTION 2 - MBA ESSAY REVIEW
After you submit your MBA essays, we'll review them carefully. Based on our experience, we'll decide whether your essays require more story development, or if you're closer to the finish line, we'll suggest strengthening them with an edit. Our recommendation will take you through one of the two services below.
- MBA ESSAY STORY DEVELOPMENT -
MBA ESSAY REVIEW - DIAGNOSTIC & NOTES (1 hour)
From our end, we'll spend the first hour reviewing your MBA essays (either the single Harvard essay or both essays from another school). If they display any of the following issues, we'll recommend going back to the drawing board for our MBA essay story development: lack of connection between backstory and future goal forward story, fatal flaws in tone or content, weak story strategy that lacks differentiation, insufficient emotional connection, or if the essays don't adequately address the given school's question or requirements.
After running a full diagnostic, we'll provide extensive in-line notes explaining the problems and offering constructive solutions and recommendations. When you receive the documents back, they will be accompanied with a series of questions meant to elicit the best material, stories, and details from your background that will be used to further develop your MBA story.
QUESTION/ANSWER REVIEW (15 minutes)
After you e-mail us answers to the development questions, we will review your material in preparation for our conference.
MBA ESSAY - STORY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (45 minutes)
Based on our diagnostic, recommendations and suggested notes, we'll have a call and discuss how to integrate the new story material from your answers in order to bolster your overall MBA story and essays.
- MBA ESSAY REVIEW & EDIT -
MBA ESSAY REVIEW - DIAGNOSTIC & SUGGESTED EDITS (1 hour)
From our end, we'll spend the first half hour reviewing and running a diagnostic on your MBA essays (either the single Harvard essay or both essays from another school) . If you're in good shape and need an extra push towards the finish line, we will provide in-line explanations for suggested edits we would like to make in order to bolster your essays. After you receive the documents to review, we will wait for your reply, giving us the thumb-up to proceed with our edit.
MBA ESSAY EDIT (1 hour)
After receiving your thumbs-up, we will take your essays through all of the suggested edits, tonally, grammatically, structurally, and incorporate any relevant story techniques, to strengthen your writing and help get you towards the finish line.