Posts Tagged ‘mba goals essay’

Your MBA Goals Essay: Get Ready, Get Set, THINK!

By - Aug 6, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

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...

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Backup Plans, Research and Professional Support

By - Dec 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

I will wrap up this series with a few additional points. Creating a backup plan Think you’re done with MBA goals? Think again… In the current global economic volatility, having a backup plan for your immediate post-MBA goal can be not only good planning for you, but...

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Write an MBA Goals Essays that Turns the Adcom into Your Cheerleaders!

By - Nov 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

By following the advice in the previous post you can create goals that are clear, credible, and convincing, but they won’t necessarily be exciting. They won’t make the adcom reader think as she reads, “Wow, it would be great if he could do that!” And...

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What Exactly Are Goals?

By - Nov 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“I want to move from the buy side to the sell side.” “I want to shift from technology consulting to investment banking.” Not goals. An engineer once said to me, “I want to go into either finance or consulting.” Not goals. A goal isn’t something you want, it’s something you...

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Getting Your MBA Goals in Shape

By - Sep 27, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  Knowing they’ll have to write essays about their goals, most b-school applicants have identified their goals prior to starting the application process. But I’ve found that “identified” often has a misconstrued scope, either too narrow or too broad to effectively serve the purpose of the...

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4 Tips for Applying to Part-Time MBA Programs

By - Mar 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The extensive available advice about applying to MBA programs was largely created with applicants to full-time MBA programs in mind. If you are applying to part-time MBA programs, most of this advice will be pertinent for you as well. But there are some nuances to applying to part-time programs that...

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How to Clarify Your Goals for Your MBA – And Beyond

By - Dec 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“How to Clarify Your Goals for Your MBA – And Beyond” is excerpted from MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen. Some applicants may be very clear about either the industry in which they want...

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Your MBA Goals Essay: Get Ready, Get Set, THINK!

By - Mar 26, 13:31 PM   Comments [0]

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. You really don’t have time to spare. So let’s get down to business and...

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4 Things To Do If You Can’t Define Your MBA Goals

By - Jan 19, 01:01 AM   Comments [0]

Top MBA programs are looking for candidates who’ve got their heads on straight and have a clear idea of how a business degree will help shape their futures. It’s for this reason that the MBA goals essay is such an important element in the b-school...

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The Goals Essay: Writing Nitty-Gritty

By - Oct 5, 11:24 AM   Comments [0]

Short- and long-term goals Before you start drafting your MBA goals essays, work out three levels of goals: short-term, intermediate, and long-term. It helps to have this whole picture in your mind regardless of where you’ll “zoom in” for a particular essay. Short-term is immediately post...

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