o Option B: Tell us about a time when you made a lasting impact on your organization. o Option C: Tell us about a time when you motivated others to support your vision or initiative. o Option D: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected. Essay Length Your answers for all of the essay questions cannot exceed 1,800 words . You have your own story to tell, so please allocate the 1,800 words among all of the essays in the way that is most effective for you. We provide some guidelines below as a starting point, but you should feel comfortable to write as much or as little as you like on any essay question, as long as you do not exceed 1,800 words total. Essay 1: 750 words Essay 2: 450 words Essay 3: 300 words each Formatting Use a 12-point font, double spaced Indicate which essay question you are answering at the beginning of each essay Number all pages Upload all four essays as one document Preview the uploaded document to ensure that the formatting is true to the original Save a copy of your essays Editing Your Essays
Begin work on these essays early, to give yourself time to reflect, write, and edit. Feel free to ask your friends or family members to provide constructive feedback. When you ask for feedback, ask if the essays' tone sounds like your voice. It should. Your family and friends know you better than anyone else. If they do not believe that the essays capture who you are, how you live, what you believe, and what you aspire to do, then surely the Committee on Admissions will be unable to recognize what is most distinctive about you. There is a big difference, however, between 'feedback' and 'coaching.' There are few hard and fast rules, but you cross a line when any part of the application (excluding the Letters of Reference) ceases to be exclusively yours in either thought or word. Appropriate feedback occurs when you show someone your completed application, perhaps one or two times, and are apprised of errors or omissions. In contrast, inappropriate coaching occurs when your application or your self-presentation is colored by someone else. You best serve your own interests when your personal thoughts, individual voice, and unique style remain intact at the end of your editing process. It is improper and a violation of the spirit of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code to have someone else write any part of your Stanford MBA Program application. Such an act will result in denial of your application or withdrawal of your offer of admission. 10.Georgetown Georgetown McDonough Business School Essays Essay 1 (Required - limit 750 words): a) In one or two sentences, please state your short-term and long-term career objective(s). b) How have your prior professional, academic, and personal experiences influenced your career plans?
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