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Analysis of Michigan / Ross Essay 4, Option 1: What are you most passionate about?

What are you most passionate about? (300 words maximum)

The subject of a candidate’s greatest passion is a popular one among business school admissions committees, and understandably so: it gives a reader a sense of an applicant’s values, priorities and interests, and has implications for one’s future plans and potential involvements while in school. As you reflect on potential topics for this essay, remember that the adcom will be expecting your response to line up with your stated professional goals to some extent, and that professing a deep dedication to family or an obscure hobby isn’t going to do much for your candidacy. Think broadly about themes in your background and the forces behind your decisions and involvements, and arrive at a topic that is true to your passions, allows you show the adcom a side of yourself not covered in your other essays, and ties your goals and previous experiences together to some extent.

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