Thanks Rhyme. I agree that's a hard question. That's why i asked.
The guilty school is Owen Vanderbilt. Would you believe it..!
Infact they have only 2 essays.
1) Career goals essay 2) This essay (challenges in the industry)..
No essay for Contributing back to the community, no essay on Leadership skills, nothing on team work and absolutely nothing on achievements/challenges and personal background.
I have no idea as to how one might go about painting a complete picture of himself for the adcom in these 2 essays alone( word limit for each =500 words!)..
I guess Strategy consulting career goal makes the essay even harder especially for someone who wants a career change to this field.
Frankly, i am having 2nd thoughts about applying to this school.
I have a related query, one of my essay questions is:
"Discuss challenges & opportunities currently facing the industry/functional area in which you plan to work after MBA . As a change agent and visionary leader, how would you approach these issues to have a positive impact on business and society?"
Post MBA I really want to work in Strategy consultancy at a higher level across industries and not limited to a particular industry. In that case do i need to pinpoint a particular industry for approaching this essay.
Another questions is how will overcoming challenges at work result in an impact on the society?
Any advice/suggestions will be appreciated.
Who asks this? Thats a horrifically difficult question for someone who isn't already in that field. They are looking to see that you've done some research, but jeez, common.
Forget the society part as an explicit area, rather think of it as implicit. You dont' need to pinpoint an industry in terms of "Manufacturing" etc (the industry in question is consulting).
The challenges facing the strategy consulting arena are especially hard to discuss - precisely because it isn't focused in one particular area. I can think of a few things to say, but I have to admit thats a heck of a challenge.