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Breakdown of Columbia Business School Admissions Essays


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Breakdown of Columbia Business School Admissions Essays

  1. 1. 2010 Columbia Essay Analysis
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Clear Admit is an educational counseling firm that guides candidates through the complex process of applying to top MBA programs </li></ul><ul><li>We work with applicants from around the world to ensure that they maximize their success when applying to leading business schools </li></ul>Deena Maerowitz <ul><li>Clear Admit, Senior Admissions Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>6 years in the MBA admissions space </li></ul><ul><li>Former Associate Director, Columbia Business School </li></ul>
  3. 3. CBS Essay Topic Analysis – Essay 1 <ul><li>What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a straight forward career goals essay. It is especially important to convince the adcom specifically of your interest in CBS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly defined career goals essential as well as demonstrated connection to CBS’ program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research is critical! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CBS Essay Topic Analysis – Essay 2 <ul><li>Please tell us about yourself and your personal interests. The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Essay for CBS this year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you passionate about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What have you done outside your career and academics? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you contribute to the CBS community as a leader? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Clear Admit Resources <ul><li>Read the Clear Admit Blog ( http:// ): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Features MBA news, school-specific information, essay tips and other free b-school application advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recently voted as the #1 resource site in a poll of hundreds of MBA applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranked in the top 10 management sites by the Times of London </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topped Google Reader list of Best MBA Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read the Clear Admit School, Strategy, Interview and School Selection Guides for in-depth research reports on the leading schools ( ): </li></ul><ul><li>Email me your resume for a free initial assessment of your candidacy ( </li></ul>