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MBA Admissions Mashup: Essay Advice & Internships

MBA Admissions Mashup

Welcome back! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we see essay tips for folks applying in an upcoming round as well as a look at one MBA’s summer internship experience in Seattle.

As folks are gearing up for Round 2, several admissions blogs have posted several essay writing tips for prospective MBAs. At Berkeley / Haas, Rahul Sampat, director of admissions for the Evening and Weekend MBA programs shares some advice via video.

Meanwhile, at the Indian School of Business, the adcom urges applicants to “understand your fit with the school and start your application essays. These essays would require you to reflect on your achievements and accomplishments, and state your career goals.” As to whether there’s a discernible difference between cycles (as ISB calls their rounds): “there is no difference in applying in Cycle1 or Cycle 2. A student gets shortlisted for an interview if they fullfill the three criteria – Academic record, leadership potential and personal attributes.”

The UCLA Anderson admissions blog is continuing its series of admissions tips. This week’s tip focuses on Essays. ““To research a viable career path, start with your dream job and work backwards to a UCLA Anderson MBA.”

For applicants looking ahead to summer internships and b-school treks, the Duke / Fuqua Daytime MBA Shakira Chanrai shared her experiences in Seattle interning for Zillow in their marketing department. ‘The experience I had over the summer was a distinct and comforting reminder that the Fuqua network is expansive and extensive. I both socialized and worked with numerous Fuquans, giving me the chance to solidify friendships with classmates also interning in Seattle, as well as building my network by connecting with Fuqua alums living and working in the city.”

That’s all for this week’s edition of MBA Admissions Mashup! Catch us next week! 

Posted in: Admissions Tips, Careers, Essay Tips & Advice, MBA Admissions Mashup, Weekly Columns

Schools: Berkeley / Haas, Duke / Fuqua, Indian School of Business, UCLA Anderson

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