Essay 2: Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words max)
A slight variation of the standard goals question, this essay prompt expects applicants to focus only on their post MBA goals. Although your focus should primarily be on the short term goals, you can always provide some insight on your long term goals as well to demonstrate your clarity of thought about your objectives.
Goals essay requires you to make a logical connection between your past, present, and future. This means you need to tell a story that connects your past (past work-experience, skills), present (your need of an MBA from your target school to achieve your goals), and your future (goals and objectives).That is, if you aim for a technology or consulting role, you’ll need to demonstrate that you already possess some skills/experience in that area and are now aiming to enhance those skills.Example:
“With seven years of experiences now, I have already gained expertise in technology consultancy and leadership…….. After MBA, I wish to join a reputed Technology and Strategic solution organization, such as X and X. My time analyzing and implementing IT strategies for clients will provide me the opportunity to understand a range of strategic business issues and their resolutions, as well as substantial insight into the art of business development.”
After elaborating your post MBA goals and briefly stating your long term goals, you should make sure to explain how ISB’s program will bring you closer to your goals. If you are a career changer, you should provide evidence as to how your present skills would facilitate this transition and how some specific offerings of ISB would help you through this transition.
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