This might be a pretty niche thread but is anyone else a reapplicant to UCLA/Anderson for 2010?
I'd love to hear any of your thoughts on these essays. I've included a few comments of my own writings so far. Anyone else with similar reapplication essays, please feel free to contribute - I'd love to bounce ideas off of each other Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words)
The big bad broad question. I'm uncertain of my organization, but basically started off where my last application effort left off, with failure and that sparked motivation in me to step things up in my life, not just my candidacy. I transition that into the things I've done in the last 2 years:
-raised my GMAT score into the top 3% from 87 %tile.
-MOVED to Los Angeles and obtained a job in the private equity industry.
-started volunteering (again) as a mentor and tutor, not just mentioned volunteering with UCLA's programs in the essay
-started taking language classes, a personal goal and to pursue international career interests in the future
-MOST importantly, spoke to many UCLA students and really got excited about some specific finance classesDescribe the biggest risk you have ever taken, the outcome, and what you learned in the process. (500 words)
The question seems to focus on a single risk but I started the essay about snowboarding, taking a personal risk to learn a sport I am passionate about. I (am trying to) transition it to a move to Los Angeles (first out-of-state move) to pursue a career in consulting for the media industry. Original plan did not work out as my firm was acquired and I returned to asset management with a better honed career focus. Should I stick with just one risk taken??