How Can IT Applicants Distinguish Themselves inTheir MBA Application Essays?
One concern that Indian IT applicants have is that with 40,000+ Indians applying to B-schools, they (applicants) will have hard time distinguishing their profile and projecting their worthiness to top MBA programs. They could not be more wrong.
It’s true that most Indian B-school applicants have an engineering degree, an excellent GPA, a decent GMAT score, 4+ years of international work experience and overall an excellent analytical background. However, that’s where the similarities stop.
When evaluating potential candidates, analytical skills are just one aspect that B-schools look for. In addition to analytical skills, Adcom looks for leadership, management, and problem solving skills. They also prefer candidates who have shown initiative and involvement in work related and non-work activities. Even though all IT applicants may be similar in their analytical skills, they greatly vary from one another in other areas like leadership skills etc. Out of the many applicants that I have worked with, I have not found any two applicants with similar set of experiences in the areas of leadership, management, and problem solving.
This then begs the question. How can IT applicants distinguish their applications? Below is a list of scenarios through which IT applicants can make their essays stand out.
An experience that revealed to you that part of your personality you were not aware of. For example, you might have never known that you could address a huge gathering of professionals, but an opportunity opened up and you were surprised at your oratorical skills and your ability to influence people which finally led to incredible outcome.
Thus, it is evident even though there are thousands of IT applicants with almost the same profile i.e. same GPA, GMAT score, and work experience, but what distinguishes them from one another is their ability to think and their way of dealing with a particular situation in the past. This is where admission essays come to your help; they provide you an opportunity, a platform where you can substantiate your uniqueness through your real- life experiences demonstrating how you thought and worked through those situations. Your essays can be testimonials to the fact that no two IT applicants are the same.
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