Admissions committees ask applicants to write about their goals after graduate school, but can applicants actually know what will be on the cutting-edge in two or three years?
While many applicants will be able to successfully apply with relatively standard goals (“I want to be a consultant because…”), communicating aspirations requires going beyond the typical.
Now, of course, this is just a plan and chances are that what is hot in your industry or field now may very well be cold in the future.
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Goals and aspirations can be short-term or long-term. For example, instead of stating you would like increase your accounts at work, decide that you would like to add an additional 15 accounts next month.
Writing down goals can be difficult, because it requires you to be decisive and eliminate unrealistic ambitions. Break your goal and aspirations into smaller parts.
Keep in mind what Derrick Bolton, the Director of Admissions, says about Stanford Essay 2: How do you plan to take advantage of the incredible opportunities at Stanford?
How do you envision yourself contributing, growing, and learning here at the Business School?
Stanford Admissions needs to believe you know what you are talking about.
If you are changing careers, no one expects you to be an expert, but you should come across as having a clear plan based on real research into your future.