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Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself (100 Words)

How to Answer Darden MBA Essay #1: "Tell us what you would want your learning team to know about you - personal, professional or both." (100 words)

1. Write about a life-threatening event and some interesting insights that experience gave you

For this example, I am citing my experience in 2015 when I survived a Viper bite. I am certain most of you don’t have that kind of dramatic experience. But reflect and find experiences that gave you a new perspective.

Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself Personal, Professional or Both (100 Words) (Near Death Experience)

During monsoon, it is customary for stray cats to raid homes and make the occupants their owners. In 2015, the foster cat yowled incessantly. I volunteered to take the extra shift for my pregnant wife and went to the backyard. After feeding the cat, as it was my habit, I put my foot on the table and saw two faint points marked on my left leg. Frightened by my footsteps, a baby viper fanged me. The 2-hour following the anti-venom injection was a moment of clarity. I developed a new philosophy – “Nothing matters more than your family and loved ones.”


2. Write about a trait that is not easily captured in the resume


Networking and finding opportunities (jobs, projects, and partnerships) when everyone is relaxing is a trait that will help you find unique opportunities during your job search in the Business School.


We had a client who received a job offer in a Bar while talking to the CEO of a Sports Marketing company. He was fanatical about Soccer – not just the game but the marketing, merchandise and even the strategies to retain the top players.


Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself Personal, Professional or Both (100 Words) (Networking and Job Offer at an Unlikely place)

In 2017, I met my friends at the Atheletico Bar to witness the Champions League final. A firm believer in Messi’s magic powers, I was rooting for Barcelona while the majority Patrons believed in Real Madrid. Near our booth, I heard someone yelling at the same players who I thought ...
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3. Write about adapting to a challenging terrain or an environment (as an extra-curricular activity or your professional experience)

For applicants with a lot of outdoor experience – trekking, whitewater rafting, mountaineering, skydiving and any form of sports that most people don’t enthusiastically volunteer, use this space to highlight your risk-taking capacity.


In this example, the applicant cites her experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Instead of writing one-dimensionally, she shares an honest feeling, “I hated every step, and my positive spirit turned into self-pity.” Essays need some redeeming quality at the end or a life lesson. It should not end abruptly. The applicant does that by sharing a mantra she used for remaining positive.

Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself Personal, Professional or Both (100 Words) (Mountaineering)

After preparing for 6 months through small hikes, I began my hike of Kilimanjaro - the largest peak in Africa. The enthusiastic and positive energy of the porters and Eminem's Lose Yourself can do the trick for the first three days. Day 4 is when ....
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Only 1 in 900 gains admission to Harvard MBA program. If you write your essay focused only on your achievements, post-MBA goals, and your pre-MBA experience, you will be among the 899 rejected applicants.

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Stanford
MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
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+ Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
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    #2. Teamwork and Individual Ambition   
    #3. Adventure   
    #4. Diversity = Creativity   
    #5. Classroom Experience   
    #6. Harper Center   

+ Columbia MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
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+ MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
     Personality Type (Accepted MIT Sloan Students)   
     Cover Letter Checklist   
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+ Kellogg MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)

     Sample Essay 1: Demonstrated Leadership (Marketing) (449 Words)
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     Sample Essay 4: MBA as a Catalyst for Growth (Non-Profit to Consulting) (442 Words) 

+ Insead MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
   Sample Essay 1: Candid Description, Strengths & Weaknesses
    Sample Essay 2: Achievements and Failures
    Sample Essay 3: Extra-Curricular and How enriched you are

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Haas
MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample MBA Essay: Non-Profit   
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+ Yale SOM MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
    
Sample Yale SOM MBA Essay: Business Development (Mobile Phone Start-Up)(486 Words)
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+ Ross MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
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    Sample MBA Essay: Consulting (Made a Difference)   
    Sample MBA Essay: Losing a Client (Resilience)   
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    Sample MBA Essay: I find it Challenging when People   
    Sample MBA Essay: A valuable thing I have taught someone   
    Sample Essay – Part 2 (Short-term & Long-Term Goals, skills relevant to your career goals and how Ross  
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+ Wharton MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
    7 Professional Gains
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+ London Business School MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
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    How to Cite the Curriculum (Example)   
    Sample LBS MBA Essay: Post-MBA Goals - How Prior Experience & LBS MBA will contribute (486   
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+ Darden MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
    
Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself Personal, Professional or Both (100 Words) (Near Death Experience)   
     Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself Personal, Professional or Both (100 Words) (Networking and Job Offer at an Unlikely place)   
     Sample Darden MBA Essay – About yourself Personal, Professional or Both (100 Words) (Mountaineering)   
     Sample Essay – Where you want to go with Darden (47 Words)
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+ Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    Framework for Answering the Duke Fuqua Short-Answer Essay Questions   
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    Sample Duke Fuqua Essay: The Fuqua community and you (Max 2 Pages)  
+ NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample NYU Stern Essay 1: Goals (498 Words)    
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+ Sample Essays
+ The Art of Storytelling 
+ Leadership Narratives
+ Review Tips
+ Persuasion Strategies
+ The Secret to "unleashing" your unique voice
+ How to write about your Strengths
+ How to write about your Weaknesses

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