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I was about two seconds away from submitting my Sloan application and was doing my last read-through when I had one of those realizations that you have where you realize you've been looking at something so long you don't really see it objectively anymore.
For the cover letter, I had just basically taken my generic "Why an MBA?" essay that I used for all schools and structured it a little differently to flow like a cover letter, but at the last second I realized that they said "Write a cover letter..." not "Write an essay that's kind of like a cover letter..."
So at the last second I added the MIT address and my address at the top and spaced it all out the way you would a business letter, and added a signature at the bottom. Is this what everyone else did? Or do you think they just wanted something that was an essay written similar to a cover-letter.
A Cover letter is not the same as an essay in a cover letter. A Cover letter usually more formal and needs to be addressed as if u are requesting for something (like a job or in this case admission into MIT).
Yeah, I did all mentioned above as well. I also made it much shorter - just an ultra-brief version of "what's so cool about me" that was only meant to make the guy read the rest of my app. I realize they would read it all anyway, but decided to adhere to a primary purpose of a cover letter.
It is supposed to be addressed to Rod Garcia... So I addressed the thing to him in writing... not just address label at the top. It was a letter... to the guy... that is pretty clearly how it is supposed to be. It isn't an essay with a different address label... it is a letter to a person making your case.
Mine was not the same as a job cover letter... How one would add to a business school class and how one would contribute to a company are fundementally different questions. I spoke somewhat personally about how I am different and how I would make a unique contribution to the class as well as how I was qualified. I would hope everyone applying is qualified and I did address that, but alof of my letter addressed how I was a unique applicant who would add flavor to the class.
No... I uploaded a document... what I meant by that is that my whole letter was just that... a letter, addressed throughout as if I was speaking about myself to a person. It was not an essay at all, it was personal...
Here is a quote...
"I bring to Sloan a unique background as well as strong footing in finance. I believe that I will make an enduring impact upon my class while at Sloan, and take away the skills necessary to make an impact beyond."
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...