Business schools don’t just want to know what your grades are, they want to know who you are as a person? Your application essay needs to be solid, and really show them how you can put your education to work. Here’s how you can write the best application essay possible.
- Be Careful Of Ego
It’s easy to start writing about why you’re the best at what you do. However, that makes you like egocentric and that’s not what your reader is looking for. Instead, tell them why you’re unique as a student, and what you can do that no one else can.
- Talk About Your Experiences
It’s your experiences that make you who you are. Talk about the experiences you’ve had that have brought you to this school. What have you been through that makes you the perfect student?
- Show Why You’re Perfect For This School
Every business school is different. Do your research, and see what they’re looking for in students. There must be specific reasons why you’re a great fit for them. Just saying ‘I’m perfect for your program’ won’t be enough.
- Check The Prompt Carefully
Most schools will give you a prompt as they’re looking for something specific from each candidate. For example, you may find you need to talk about leadership, or personal growth. Pay attention to the prompt, and write around it to give the reader what they want.
- Stick To The Word Count
If you’re given a word count of 500 words, make sure that you’re writing 500 words. Go under and won’t be giving the reader enough detail. Go over, and you’re probably going off topic and need to scale it back.
- Reflect On Your Accomplishments
What have you achieved as a student in your academic career? Have you achieved anything outside of school that’s relevant to the place you’re applying for? Make sure you’re reflecting on these achievements in your essay.
- Be Honest
Finally, be honest in your writing. You want to impress the reader, but at the same time you want to be real with them. They’ll be more impressed with you if you’re honest in what you’re writing.
With these tips, you’ll write an essay that will wow the recruiters and get you a spot at your perfect school. Put them to use and you’ll be studying for your MBA in your dream institution.