MBA admission essays
Why application essays?
Institutions seeks essays to get to know you as a person and to learn about the ideas and interests that motivate you.They want to know your academic and professional accomplishments (i.e., what you have done). Through your personal essays and learn more about the person behind the achievements (i.e., who you are).your essays are an important part of your MBA application. Applicant needs to submit essays online with the rest of their application items.
One should understand that selection process goal is to assemble a class of people from diversified background.It's important that they assemble a diverse group because many assignments in B-school are collaborative and interdisciplinary.In this way people can learn from the experience from each other.If they just select people based on GMAT scores that would result in dumb dull class with similar experiences to share with and nothing new to learn.Ones strategy should be to highlight the unique experiences he/she had in his career and personal life.
Tell them your uniqueness like if you speak more then one languages or any unique qualities.
Your genuine voice
As suggested by the institutes applicants can take help of friends and family to get feedback.But one should be careful that he is not getting influenced by others voice.One should keep 1 thing in mind that there is a big difference between 'feedback' and 'coaching.'
Frequently asked questions for essays
Essays needs to be based on the questions asked by the B schools.Applicant need to take care the content while answering the questions.
- Tell us about three of your accomplishments.
- Tell us three setbacks you have faced.
- Why do you want an MBA? or Why you have chosen MBA as career?
- Answer a question you wish we'd asked.
- What matters most to you, and why?
- What do you want to do—REALLY—and why Stanford or Harvard or any other..?
Above questions clearly dictates what schools want to know from you in your own voice.
first What you have achieved and how you have achieved.What qualities helped you to achieve that.
second What mistakes you have committed in life or your failures.Don't escape from your mistakes.Take responsibility and write what you have learned from the setbacks.
How to write?
Try to avoid frequently used expressions as well as weird words.keep it simple and brief as well as interesting.
No cheating no cheating...
At Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, the admissions team discovered that 29 MBA applicants used for their application essays entire sentences and paragraphs from published sources, without attribution. The incident inspired Admissions Director to start using a new service that evaluates admissions essays for signs of possible plagiarism. From 10 to 20 business schools have since signed up for the service.