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Wharton MBA Essay 2 Example: Software Engineer with 4+ years of Experience and Tutoring/Music as extra-curricular

Wharton MBA Essay #2: Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community? (400 words)

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The applicant wants to transition from Technology Consulting to FinTech & Strategic Management

Wharton MBA Essay #1 Strategy: Most essay narrative directly lists the expected professional gain. All of them sound like a reverse advertisement of Wharton MBA. What the admission team needs is the context for the professional gain. Without citing an interesting project you worked, or the motivation for Wharton MBA,...


Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next 3-5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)

Columbia MBA Essay 1 Tips: The Essay is a rephrased short-term and long-term goal essay. Unlike last year, the admission team has reduced the...


The question has remained the same for the past four years – an indication that the admission team has been able to gauge the mind of the applicant through the short but necessary question for your MBA Application. The idea is to create a mission statement for your career.
Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (51...


 “What, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job?”

The long-term post-MBA goal is phrased interestingly. See how the admission team has used the word ‘imagination’. They would like to see what you have anticipated for your future.
 “What, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job?”

The long-term post-MBA goal is phrased interestingly...


The Sample Essay is of a fictitious profile - a Marketing lead working for an e-commerce start-up that tried to disrupt Amazon's model of low-cost delivery.


The failure is the team’s inability to stick to the DNA that made them unique. Eventually, the volume pressure caught up with the management, and the quality of the products...


The sample essay we have used is for a fictitious profile – a Sales/Marketing applicant working in Enterprise Servers. Instead of sharing the clichéd narrative arc of how he hit a roadblock with the current job, the applicant cleverly includes a non-profit initiative and the interaction with a donor that revealed his limited exposure in marketing to consumers.

The awareness of...


Columbia MBA Essay #3: Please provide an example...


Harvard MBA accepts the typical, the outstanding and the unusual. Applicants worrying that they are aiming too high, don't put 100% while crafting the essay.

You don't have to search for the incredible quality to be considered worthy of Harvard MBA.


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Open-ended questions are tough. But Harvard MBA team has hinted that given all the information they have (resume and recommendation letters), what additional information would give you like to share. The essay is a personal reflection question. The resume has captured your achievements, and the recommendation letters provides a perspective from your supervisor/client or CEO.

What you need now is a personal journey that...


With the case study method, the students are in the shoes of the protagonists, but the FIELD project offers students the opportunity to be the protagonists.

Harvard believes in the cycle of thinking, doing, and reflecting.

The FIELD courses 1 to 3 does just that.

Thinking about Businesses is not the same as getting your hands dirty with the implementation.

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LBS MBA Essay TipsLondon Business School has published the MBA Application Essays for the Class of 2020. This year, there are two essay questions with 500 and 300-word limits. The essays cover post-MBA plans; specific area of LBS MBA program that interest the candidates; the value...


SDA Bocconi MBA Essay 2013SDA Bocconi School of Management application has 13 essay questions, excluding the Financial Independence question, which asks the applicants to describe how they are going to support themselves.

Let us look at the 13 Essay Questions and see some...


Why Stern MBA essay should encapsulate all the key features without making the essay a summary of the Brochure. You have to offer context and explain how each program has a direct impact on your post-MBA goals.

Stern MBA Core + 25 Specialization + Doing Business in (DBi) + Stern Consulting Corps (SCC) + Stern Signature Projects + Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF) + Global Programs + Leadership Development -> Post-...


The first long-form essay requires applicants to write 25 Random things about themselves.

Tip #1: Length of each item


When you are writing random things about yourself, follow the list form with sentences varying in 10 to 20 words. Even though the admission team encourages using only a few words if the reveal is self-explanatory, we would recommend, a format like:

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Darden is among the few top MBA programs apart from Harvard, INSEAD, Ivey, and IESE to persist with the Case study method as the primary mode of teaching. The MBA Admission team tried using indirect methods of evaluating the candidate’s fit for such a learning environment where active classroom discussion is valued. But the team has taken a step in the right direction this year by directly asking a question that will give hints on...


b. If you were given a free day and could spend it anywhere, in any way you choose, what would you do?

This is another way of asking what you are passionate about or how you would spend your valuable time. Mentioning a leisure activity is not what is expected here. Impact is hinted with the phrase “if you were given a free day.”

The admission team knows that if you have the caliber of...


a. Please tell us what you feel most passionate about in life.

Don’t think of your hobbies in isolation. Think which project will get maximum value from your skills.

Your passion for a goal or activity might have already come out with an extracurricular or your short-term goal, but if you have not covered them, this is the space for you to show that you are complete person.

Bring your unique...


Essay 1: Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary (approximately 500 words).

This essay perhaps is one of the toughest questions to answer, not because of the complexity of the question, but for...


kellogg essay adviceKellogg School of Management has two essays for all Full-time MBA applicants. One essay measures the applicant’s leadership & teamwork skills while the second measures the ability for career progression and growth.

Kellogg...


Wharton MBA Essay Tips
The Admission team wants to know how will you gain professionally from the Wharton MBA program.

Essay 1 (Required): What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

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Sample LBS MBA Essay: Post-MBA Goals - How Prior Experience & LBS MBA will contribute (486 Words)

Students have to take a minimum of 10 total courses from a mix of specializations, and a maximum of 12 courses that also include language courses (minimum one and up to two) from French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Portuguese, German, and Russian.

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Q1) Taking the above into consideration, please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above, and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions (300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation)....


Kellogg MBA Essay 2 Tips: Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)

MBA Applicants who complete the essay just for the sake of meeting the deadlines do not see MBA as a tool for personal and professional growth. The MBA Admission team believes that the curriculum is structured to transform your...


Q) The following is a collection of shared Booth moments.

Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.


Booth MBA Essay Tips...


Harvard Business School2017-18 Harvard MBA Essay: As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?

There is no word limit for this question. We think you know what guidance...


Now that you have an overview of the kind of candidates who are accepted at MIT Sloan (read our Essay Guide), it is time to do a life audit. We recommend this to all our clients. If you skip this exercise, the chances are that you will cite a ‘not so great’ event that will...


Essay prompt: Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

This is one of the most unusual questions we have seen in MBA Application. The first obvious question that comes to an applicant's mind - should I include a personal or a professional experience for this essay?

Personal Commitment can vary from the relationship with a partner to...


Essay B: Why Stanford? (400 Words) - Tips

Since you have a complete overview of the curriculum, the study options, and the student clubs, it is time to answer Essay B that asks specifically about ‘how your short-term goals will be fulfilled with a...


Booth Entrepreneurship has the largest number of participants compared to the 13 other concentrations offered in the full-time MBA program. The Entrepreneurial finance and private equity course provide financing goals from the Entrepreneur and the Venture Capitalist’s point of view.

After the Financing part is understood, students will learn to anticipate problems in new venture creation and learn to categorize businesses...


Q1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)

In our LBS MBA Essay Guide, we have shown how applicants looking to get into Finance should map their pre...


Q) The following is a collection of shared Booth moments.

Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.


Booth MBA Essay Tips
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Insead Essay 2 Tips: Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned (approximately 400 words).

Achievement

Don’t get intimidated by the word ‘achievement’. The school is not just targeting the Type A...


GrubHub Chicago Booth Essay MomentsA recent study by the Financial Times shows that Booth stands at #4 in the world when it comes to the most Alumni as CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, behind Stanford(8), Insead(9) and Harvard (28). If you look at the Alumni who have climbed the CEO...


booth mba regatta AlumniRegatta or a series of rowing and sailing events, hosted by London Business School, brings out the competitive spirit among top MBA alumni. Chicago Booth Alumni were also part of the 12th Global MBA Trophy. Although the school ranked second to last in the...


Chicago Booth ProfessorsIf you want specific examples of what makes Booth faculty different from other school faculties, who are mostly academicians with limited tenure in high profile roles, cite the examples of Raghuram Rajan, Luigi...


The Stanford GSB What matters most essay tips will demonstrate how to highlight the five personality traits to stand out from the competition.

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (750 Words)

Answering the ‘What Matters most to you and why” require understanding the audience you are targeting. The latest Stanford MBA Admission team is a...


The Admission team is looking for candidates who combine humbleness, agreeability, openness, and conscientiousness. In addition to the four main characteristics, the candidate should show a mix of risk-taking, creativity, and extroversion.

Now let us start writing – “What matters most to you, and why? “.
We have shared a sample Stanford MBA Essay A.

Don’t use any part of the...


Essay 3: CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (100-250 words)

Imagine that you are chosen for Columbia MBA. The GPA and GMAT scores were good, your essays proved demonstrable career progression, and your communication skills were at par...


Essay 2: Columbia Business School’s students participate in industry focused New York immersion seminars; in project based Master Classes; and in school year internships. Most importantly, our students are taught by a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (100-500 words)

The MBA team has...


Break Stereotype Harvard MBA Essay TipsWhen you introduce yourself, the class should feel confident about your ability as a decision maker. If you had a change in career path, explain your move with sound reasoning (supported by trends, opportunities and potential...


Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Stern MBA Essay Tips

Approaching Stern MBA essay is...


Q2. What specific areas of London Business School life are you most excited about getting involved in and where will you add value? (300 words)

The first essay question asked about your pre-MBA experience, and how LBS MBA program fills the skill gap. However, the second essay is about the student-led clubs, experiential learning opportunities, and other aspects of the program where your contribution...


Essay 3: Tell us about an experience where you were significantly impacted by cultural diversity, in a positive or negative way (approximately 300 words).

For Tips on Insead MBA Essays 1, 2 and 4, Download F1GMAT's INSEAD MBA Essay Guide


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Essay 2:  Personal Expression
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

NYU Stern MBA Essay...


USC Marshall MBA Essay TipsUSC Marshall School of Business has published the essay questions for Full-time MBA program starting in Fall 2015. This year, the number of required essays has come down to one, with an optional essay and an essay for re-applicants....


Darden MBA Essay TipsDarden MBA Essay question for 2014-15 has been released. There is only one question for this year’s application.

Q) Describe the most courageous professional decision you have made or action you have taken. What did you learn from...


Ross MBA Essay TipsRoss MBA Essays for fall 2015 has been released. The number of questions has come down from three mandatory questions that include three sub-questions to two questions and one optional essay.

Ross MBA Essay Tips Fall 2015

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UNC Kenan Flagler MBA Essay TipsUNC Kenan-Flagler Business School has released the essays for 2013-14 MBA admission season. There are three required and two optional essays this year. The required essays have word limit of 500 words each and the optional ones at 300 each....


Kellogg MBA Essay Tips 2013-14For 2014-15, the total number of essays is two that include one essay about the greatest challenge and the second one about leadership experience, and how you influenced people in a group environment.

2014-15 Kellogg...


Before writing your essays, understand what MIT stands for. "Mens et Manus" (Mind and Hand) is MIT’s motto. The AdCom values a career path that involves learning, leadership and innovation. MIT is looking for candidates who can inspire and collaborate with others, create innovative solutions, lead teams and contribute in a community. The candidate should also have an innate sense of curiosity and analytical skill.
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Tuck Business School at Dartmouth is located outside the big city, and for the Tuck AdCom, community and collaboration are not mere marketing slogans but real values. You have to show how well you can fit in with the community at Tuck. The school also values leadership qualities. Strategically plan how you are going to answer the essay questions touching on various attributes that Tuck MBA values.

1. Why is...


800 words in Total —let’s discuss the fact that you will need to be very, very economical in your use of these words.

1) Map out all of the things that HBS needs to know about you and then figure out how those stories can be told through other parts of the application.

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First, I would like to clear up some rumors regarding the new HBS MBA Application Essay for the 2012-2013 season:

1) Rumor #1:  HBS no longer values leadership. What? This new process is the ultimate test in leadership by seeing if applicants can keep calm, think clearly, and be both decisive and strategic under pressure.  The interview and the follow-up...


As you approach the HBS application you will need to think about more than just the essay questions – make sure your resume is a compelling view of your career path, your recommenders are providing specific examples of your management potential and leadership qualities, and approach the two essay questions as...


Haas MBA Essay TipsApproaching the new set of Haas Business School questions may be intimidating, as you are...


The London Business School is a close knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally known by US and international recruiters. LBS is an excellent choice for MBA hopefuls who have international experience or would like to develop a career without borders.
When approaching this large number of...


Essay 1. Professional Aspirations

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following:

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?
(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?
(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Not leaving...


The UCLA Business School admissions committee instructs candidates to “be introspective, genuine, and succinct,” and goes on to say they are most interested in content rather than style. All of this is great advice in approaching any set of MBA application essays.

UCLA Business School has two required...


Haas School of BusinessIn order to put a cohesive application for Haas School of Business...


Duke FuquaThe one thing you need to successfully complete Duke Fuqua essays for the 2010-2011 application season is focus. The first question asks about...


Darden MBAUnlike other Business Schools, Darden has focused on just two questions - one pertaining to leadership and the other on Darden  community. No specific questions on your career goals and the standard 'Why MBA' is asked in this application....




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