MBA Admissions Advice: Young Applicants
Oh Sundays… The most bittersweet day of the week. There’s church, brunch ( i LOVE breakfast foods), football (during NFL season anyways… hurry up Sept) and just complete relaxation; yet you can’t help but have the thought that tomorrow’s Monday on the back of your mind.
I spent pretty much the whole day procrastinating and studying, but now that my brain has decided to shut down for the night, I have shifted to perusing the internet for B school admission tips. I came across this article on http://www.accepted.com/mba/younger.aspx that is very relevant to my current situation and just thought I would share if anyone else is also planning to apply to top programs with less than 4 years of work experience at matriculation.
The writer, Cindy Tokumitsu, lists 5 factors that young applicants should VIVIDLY demonstrate in their personal essays and resume when applying to MBA programs.
- Affirmative, practical reasons for applying at this specific time.
- Outstanding professional growth.
- Exceptional impact, leadership, achievement.
- Ability to contribute socially and academically to the program.
I know for me personally, I have been struggling with the decision of whether I’m applying to B school too soon. I know why I want to go to business school, what I hope to accomplish when I get there, and am excited for all the personal and professional opportunities I will be apart of, but at the same time, I am always worried that even with all the time, money, and stress brought about by this long process, my one downfall will be a number I can’t do anything to change, years of work experience.
Let me know your thoughts on the article whether you are a young applicant or not, or even if you have personal advice you would like to share.
P.S. I hope everyone did Day 1 of the fitness challenge today!!