Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Nov 2014, 19:41

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Confused with Long term goal

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Jan 2012
Posts: 44
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Technology
GMAT 1: Q42 V32
GMAT 2: 0 Q50 V35
GPA: 3.6
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 5

Confused with Long term goal [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2013, 14:24
I am confused about my long term gaol. How much detail I should mention in Essay. Would It work or I need to be more specific on this
"As a long term goal, I wish to work for people of India. I feel that India needs strong and visionary IT management institutions, which could bring transformation to the current ways of functioning and deliver its services to the people in an efficient manner. There are two possible paths currently visible to me - I would establish my own firm to lead portfolio of products or I would join public sector to lead some information technology department of India."


Thanks
Monika Arora
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12447
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2374

Kudos [?]: 9901 [0], given: 3755

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Confused with Long term goal [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2013, 15:34
Expert's post
Many of the applicants have issues with this question as they are very focused on the immediate next steps and looking 5 or 10 years ahead of often scary/ridiculous/impossible for many. I would say you are further along than most. The more specific you can be in your mind (not just making stuff up but being specific), the better.

There is going to be quite a bit of soul searching in bschool with an internship in hopefully the industry/area you want to specialize in, and bschools realize that you may not have it all nailed down perfectly but the more specific you an be with the goal and showing how MBA will help you achieve it, the better.

And to answer your question - you need to be as specific as you are comfortable with. This will show/come up in other essays and also in the interviews. Don't be surprised if people question you/ask you why - the adcom wants to see if you have thought this through and wants to see your character (are you picking an easy path, are you passionate, or altruistic, or....)
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Take a Survey about GMAT Prep - Win Prizes!

Re: Confused with Long term goal   [#permalink] 22 Sep 2013, 15:34
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Short and long term goals confused.. Dipika123 1 26 Sep 2014, 16:29
Experts publish their posts in the topic Long Term goal..... monikaleoster 3 23 Sep 2013, 13:16
Experts publish their posts in the topic Long Term goal..... monikaleoster 1 23 Sep 2013, 13:15
Experts publish their posts in the topic Long Term Career Goals smmcdermott 1 18 Dec 2012, 18:48
Long Term Career Goals smmcdermott 1 17 Dec 2012, 10:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Confused with Long term goal

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.