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Statement of purpose: A one- or two-page statement stating your reasons for undertaking graduate work, as well as an explanation of your academic interests, including their relation to your undergraduate study and professional goals. Include your full name and your proposed field of study at the top of each page.
yeah, looking back at grad school applications, the statement of purpose is SOOOO easy compared to B-school. I wrote mine in one night.
that's so funny -- almost 6 years ago, ndhlp was applying to grad school at cornell in life sciences, and it was the exact same essay. No wonder he thought I was out of my head with all the stuff i was doing for b-school. They do say the hardest part is getting in.
Man this is furstrating, I had alloted this time for cornell app....
I doubt they are going to leave the deadline at 10 Oct. this time ...
Did anyone email these guys about it ..? I'll call them tomorrow sure thing ..
Man this is furstrating, I had alloted this time for cornell app.... I doubt they are going to leave the deadline at 10 Oct. this time ... Did anyone email these guys about it ..? I'll call them tomorrow sure thing ..
It's probably a pretty safe bet that you'll have the "Why MBA, Why Cornell" essay. Last year's limit was 400 words. It's fairly unlikely you'll be wasting your time if you start on that.
Also, unless they've changed, you need to order a transcript from your school - unofficial is fine - so that you can type your transcript into their excel sheet. It's a pain the arse, and I actually outsourced it!
Really? For "Why MBA and why Cornell"? What can you write in such a short essay? Hmm .. maybe you can write this:
Just cos !!
Yeah, it was rough. I think I started out with 1000 words and worked my way down.
I learned a lot about saying more with less during that process. Namely, I am too darn verbose and cutting things down usually leads to a leaner, more pointed essay. On the other hand, once you get too low, you do start to lose meaning. Another school (Duke or maybe Yale) had a 500-word limit for the same essay, and that felt much better.