Some applicants may ramble on about themselves in a manner that may appear self-indulgent and not very appealing to the committee. Remember, this is an application essay, not an autobiography. Conversely, some applicants tend to say too little, perhaps hesitating to promote themselves too explicitly or not knowing what about themselves would be interesting to people whom they don't know. In such cases, perhaps focusing more on what you want to do than on what you have already done (let your record speak for itself) may help in getting beyond self-inhibition.
The world is full of great potential – it’s up to the individual to harness it. Ever since I was a child, my parents encouraged me to make the most out of every opportunity. Throughout my college studies and working experience, I have sought to view the world with a unique approach that would allow me to creatively evaluate the world around me. My interest in developing innovative ideas and making them a reality is what drove me to the business field in the first place. Since then, I have had many experiences in diverse job positions – each which showed me more about the world and how to potentially make it better. I am applying to the MBA program in Business Administration at McGraw University because it will provide me a world-class education that will enable me to become a successful business professional.
My motto for each moment is carpe diem – seize the day. During my undergraduate studies, I sought to always go above and beyond in both my studies and extracurricular activities. While maintaining a GPA, I was also president of both the Green Conscious Group and the Young Innovators Team. These experiences were not only excellent opportunities to develop my leadership abilities, but also provided me with the opportunity to learn from a diverse array of individuals from different walks of life. I learned a great deal about advances in medicine, technology, and social movements simply from listening to members and heading discussions that led to student action. My undergraduate experience not only prepared me with the technical skills needed to advance in my business career, but a unique viewpoint through which to understand the current needs of the world.
My professional experiences have also greatly enriched my understanding of business and the world. During my internship at Baylor Bank, I was in charge of heading strategy development for a new campaign the bank was starting. Through working together with several different departments and individuals, I developed a multidisciplinary platform through which virtually all bank users could be reached. This project showed me that integrating multiple points of view is crucial to successful execution of business planning.
The MBA program at McGraw University is well-known for its unique approach to developing the business leaders of tomorrow. It encourages multidisciplinary exploration, which is very unique in a graduate business program. However, just like the founders of McGraw, I believe that it is imperative to understand these various concepts in order to make better business decisions. I look forward to the various academic and professional challenges that await me during my tenure in the MBA program, which will help me develop relevant skills that will make me highly competitive in the job market. Additionally, McGraw’s highly successful mentorship program will make it easy for me to transition from work back to an academic environment. I greatly look forward to being a member of the entering class at McGraw University for their prestigious MBA in Business Administration, which will prepare me with the skills and knowledge I need to continue my vision of innovation and management.