MBA Video Essays: A Conversation with Rotman’s Niki da Silva
A new era has dawned in the land of MBA admissions. Fewer essays. Shorter word limits. And mandatory video essays – introduced to the admissions scene by Rotman, Canada’s leading MBA program.
Want to know more about how the video essays came about, how they work, and most importantly – how to ace them?
00:01:05 – The background of the video essay and the three types of video questions in the Rotman application.
00:05:59 – What made the trendsetters start the trend?
00:08:20 –What the adcom wants to learn about applicants through the video questions.
00:12:39 – This guy nailed it: Niki’s favorite video essay.
00:14:31 – What not to do when taking your videos.
00:16:23 – Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most beautiful candidate of them all?
00:18:30 – Important advice for candidates: reframe and relax.
00:21:01 – The Rotman approach to MBA education & value system, reflected by the introduction of the video question.
00:23:37 – “Design Thinking.” What exactly is it & how in the world does it apply to finance?
00:29:26 – Tips for applicants to Rotman.
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