It left my colleagues and I feeling wowed, with a collective desire to shake his hand and meet the person that he is.
He had a level of resonance with me that the front page of any resume – even his – could not possibly inspire.
Identify ways you can get involved and feel free to name drop your contacts in the essay. Determine the volunteering or mentorship opportunities of which you will take advantage.
Participate in virtual or in-person information sessions.
” So, if you’re an analyst who also happens to be a classically trained pianist, you could startle and wow the admissions committee with your love of Beethoven, or the subtle ways your love of music shapes the person that you are.
Maybe you’re a rock climber who cleverly captures your approach to free climbing as a metaphor for your approach to business school and beyond. Without a doubt, an essay question like this invites a level of vulnerability.
I’m admittedly a little biased for my love of the Johnson school as its former Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions.
But this also gives me the insight on how you can make your business school essays for Johnson sing (perhaps, literally).
They want to know what you’ll bring to the table, to the community and what you’re passionate about beyond they ways you make your living.
And they want to see what happens when you have permission to get creative about it.