Creating a strong MBA admissions essay
People of faith who wish to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) at a Christian university may possess the entrepreneurial spirit, but lack writing skills. However, this does not mean they have to submit a lackluster personal statement during the MBA admissions process.
Business Insider recently highlighted a few writing tips from former admissions interviewer Jeremy Shinewald’s book “The Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide” to help business school applicants leave a powerful impression.
For instance, when putting together a personal statement, prospective MBA students need to be careful not to just rewrite their entire resume. According to Shinewald, some applicants end up devoting 75 percent of their personal statement to covering information admissions officials can find elsewhere.
At the same time, individuals want to avoid general statements and get as specific as possible. Since admissions officials read thousands of essays each year, they know how to identify writing that is genuine.
According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, MBA application essays should address the “hows and whys” that influenced an applicant’s decisions. Rather than listing facts, prospective students need to show their ability to weave together important information in a narrative.