Your MBA Goals Essay: Get Ready, Get Set, THINK!
You’ll be applying to b-school this fall, aiming for the Round 1 deadlines. You may also be working full-time, juggling a few other responsibilities, and perhaps trying to hike up that GMAT score. What should you be doing now? Thinking about why you want to go to b-school, and for that, you’ll need to formulate your MBA goal.
You really don’t have time to spare. Here’s what you need to do to identify and write about your MBA goal.
Pre-application to-do: Define those goals!
The first thing you need to do is to start defining your MBA goal – the more introspection you do before you write your MBA goals essay, the faster and smoother the actual writing of the essay will be later on.
To begin, jot down possible specific roles and industries that you’d be able to discuss in an MBA goals essay.
The challenge here is to think of goals that go beyond the obvious (or at least to think of an original way to express your less-than-original goals). For example, “I want to go into marketing” won’t cut it on its own, but if marketing is a passion and a goal of yours, then there are other ways to frame it without falling into the boring, generic trap, mainly through the use of details.
Writing about your goals
Here are some tips you should keep in mind when preparing for writing a compelling, extraordinary MBA goals essay:
Introspection is key
Following these steps during the pre-writing stage of your goals essay will help you formulate a clear, compelling, and original portrayal of what your goals are. It will also make the actual writing of the essay move more quickly and effortlessly. Use your time wisely and pace yourself – those applications will be due before you know it!
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