Berkeley Haas MBA Admissions can be tough.

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If you’ve starting looking at the Haas application essays, you might be a bit bewildered: how to best incorporate their 4 principles? How to answer their famous “What makes you feel alive” essay question?

ApplicantLab is an online platform — created by a Havard MBA with 20 years of admissions experience — that provides expert guidance for applicants to top-tier MBA schools at a price that levels the playing field.

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With Applicant Lab, You’ll Learn

How to answer Haas’s “What Makes You Feel Alive” and “Successful Leadership” Essays in ways that “fit” the Haas MBA student profile.

How to maximize your stories and craft an MBA resume that will wow the Berkeley Haas admissions team.

How to prepare & practice for your Haas MBA interview so you know exactly what to expect.


Round Application Deadline Notification Date
Round 1 Sep 12, 2024 Dec 12, 2024
Round 2 Jan 09, 2025 Mar 27, 2025
Round 3 Apr 03, 2025 May 08, 2025

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