By Linda Abraham, president & founder of Accepted.com
By Linda Abraham, President & Founder, Accepted.com
How do you decide which and how many business schools to apply to?
Tereh Sayles, Havard Business School class of 2009 and an Honors graduate of West Point, spent six years on Active Duty in the U.S. Army before pursuing her MBA at Harvard Business School. During her service in the Army, she specialized in personnel staffing, deployment readiness, and logistics. She has continued working in logistics management since her graduation from Harvard Business School, and has worked in operations at both privately held firms and Fortune 100 companies. She is also the founder of Next Level Admissions Advisors, an MBA admissions consultancy that specializes in helping candidates tell "their story" in their MBA applications.
By Hillary Schubach, founder and president of Shine MBA Admissions Consulting.
The key to a successful MBA goals essay – or really a successful MBA application in general – is understanding how an MBA will help you achieve your dreams. You need to ask yourself: What do you want to do post-MBA? Where do you want to do it? And what is the best way for me to get from point A to point B? If you can answer these questions in a compelling, convincing manner, then you can consider yourself one step closer to acceptance at your top choice school. On the other hand, failure to define your goals will show that you don't really understand why you are pursuing an MBA; you probably won't contribute much to a top b-school class (or at least, that's what the adcom readers will say) and so you won't stand a chance at acceptance.