With this incredibly direct approach to gathering information about candidates’ professional goals, Johnson is clearly conveying a desire for information only.
The school states in the Application Requirements section of its website, “If invited to interview, you will have the opportunity to elaborate further,” signaling to us that the admissions committee really wants The inclusion of the mini essay prompt indicates, however, that the admissions committee wants to have some context for your stated aspirations.
We suggest you start by grabbing some paper and making an old-fashioned list of your key “experiences, achievements, …
[and] passions.” Then, consider what information the admissions committee already has about you from your other essay(s) and elements of your application, and strive to choose the item from your list that best complements that information to create a well-rounded picture of you.
How do you intend to make an impact during the next several years of your education/career?
(350 word maximum) , which would theoretically include your time as part of the Johnson community.Although we believe this submission should undoubtedly be written with the expectation of ultimately becoming a Johnson MBA student (and later graduate), you may want to very briefly touch on what you would do to continue advancing and making an impact should you be accepted to the program. —that you have a Plan B in mind could demonstrate to the admissions committee that you have thoroughly considered all your options and are committed to following through on your path despite such a setback.Dedication and thoughtful ambition are characteristics often valued by MBA admissions committees.Targeted Job Role: Target Job Company: Industry: In 5–10 years post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[Industry]___.Targeted Job Role: Target Job Company: Industry: How has your experience prepared and encouraged you to pursue these goals?The rather less-than-subtle hint in the intro about “engag[ing] with our students, alumni, faculty, and professional staff” conveys that the admissions committee expects you to actively reach out to and communicate with individuals at or associated with Johnson to learn more about it before you begin writing this essay.If you have already been making these kinds of connections, now (immediately) is the time to get busy.Identifying the approach that will best help you tell your personal story is an important first step, so do not automatically restrict yourself and think too narrowly.The intro to the prompt explicitly states, “We value creativity and authenticity,” so keep this in mind as you mine your background and current life for the most fitting content and then decide how to present it. Your goal is not to seem “cute” or even more creative than the next applicant but really just to tell your personal story, albeit in a brief way, and thereby provide a more dynamic image of yourself.Goals Statement: A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout [the] admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience.To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long term goals by completing the following sentences and answering the enclosed short answer question (350 words maximum): Immediately post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[Industry]___.