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Analysis of Michigan / Ross Essay 2: Describe your career goals. How will an MBA from Ross help you to achieve those goals? What is your vision for how you can make a unique contribution to the Ross community?

Describe your career goals. How will an MBA from Ross help you to achieve those goals? What is your vision for how you can make a unique contribution to the Ross community? (500 word maximum)

This is a variation of the typical career goals essay, requesting a picture of the applicant’s post-MBA plans and reasons for targeting Ross.  In a previous application season, the wording of this essayquestion gave applicants a helpful clue about how Ross’s adcom characterizes its school’s program. Though this hint does not appear in this year’s question, “action-based learning” remains a distinguishing element of the Ross education. This essay provides a great chance for applicants to demonstrate their understanding of this school’s unique approach to learning, and doing so effectively will make a positive impact on the adcom.

Meanwhile, the follow-on question about the applicant’s plans to contribute to the Ross community is a new addition for this year. The use of the word “vision” suggests that the admissions committee is looking for detailed and thoughtful comments about the ways that the candidate’s specific skills and interests would translate to some meaningful impact on a student-run club or conference, or enable him or her to bring a unique perspective to group assignments and class discussions.  To achieve this depth, developing an thorough understanding of Michigan’s program will be essential. Taking the time to learn about this school’s curriculum, special programs and extracurricular activities—whether through a visit to campus, conversation with alumni or reading the Clear Admit School Guide to Ross—will pay dividends here.

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