Getting admitted into a leading MBA program requires more than getting high test scores and sending transcripts. To get accepted into the business school of your choice, you need to show the admissions committee who you really are. Therefore, schools typically include an essay portion in their MBA applications.
Essays give applicants the opportunity to tell admissions representatives why they want to attend business school and how this program would fit into their overall goals. Since this portion of the application process is where you have the chance to truly stand out, it’s crucial to know how to craft effective essays.
Clear Admit’s MBA Essay Insight Event Series was created to help applicants excel in the essay portion of their business school applications. During this series, representatives from leading business schools discuss what goes into successful MBA essays.
MBA Essay Insight Events
We cover the following topics throughout the series:
- When admissions committees read the essays in an application
- How much time they spend reading applications
- Essay prompts from each of the five programs
- The MBA student community at each of the five business schools
- Additional application tips
…and more advice to help applicants put their best foot forward during the MBA admissions process.
On July 14th, we welcomed five admissions representatives to offer advice about the essay portion of the MBA application process. Panelists included Eric Askins, Executive Director of Full-Time Admissions at Berkeley Haas School of Business; Jeb Butler, Director of Operations & MBA Admissions at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School; Jennifer Barba, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at MIT Sloan School of Management; Laurel Grodman, Managing Director of Admissions at Yale School of Management; and Anna Chalfin, Associate Director of Enrollment Strategy – Full-Time MBA Admissions at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Watch this video to catch up on the first part of the MBA Essay Insight Event Series!
On July 21st, we welcomed five more admissions representatives to offer insight. Panelists included Allison Jamison, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business; Diana Economy, Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Stephen M. Ross School of Business; Rodrigo Malta, Managing Director of MBA Marketing, Recruiting, & Admissions at Texas McCombs School of Business; Felicia Swoope, Assistant Director of Admissions Recruiting at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and Lisa Killingsworth, Director of Operations, Admissions, & Financial Aid at Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Watch this video to catch up on the second part of the MBA Essay Insight Event Series!
Last but certainly not least, we welcomed our final group of admissions representatives to offer insight on July 28t. Panelists included Gina Cecchetti, Associate Director of Masters Admissions at Tepper School of Business; Kate Kryder, Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Student Recruitment at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; John Lee, Associate Director of MBA Admissions at UCLA Anderson School of Management; Virginie Fougea, Global Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at INSEAD; and David Simpson, Recruitment & Admissions Director of MBA & Masters in Finance at London Business School.
Watch this video to catch up on the third and final part of the MBA Essay Insight Event Series!