Christine Sneva

Admissions Blog

Jun 17

Written by: Johnson Admissions Team
6/17/2011 6:46 PM  RssIcon

New this year, we are changing essay questions and now accepting the GRE (or the GMAT) as part of the application process for the full-time 2YR and AMBA programs!  For those early planners, here are the essays for this year:

1) What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why?
We are obviously looking at your career pathing and focus.  The adcom wants to see that you have done your due diligence on your career trajectory and what is it about b-school (hint: why Johnson) is the right fit and time in your life.

2) You are the author for the book of Your Life Story.  Please write the table of contents for the book.  Note: Approach this essay with your unique style.  We value creativity and authenticity.
We have been asking this essay question for the last two years.  It is a favorite to read and to write for our applicants.  Keep the creativity and personality because we enjoy learning more about who our applicants are!

3) What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate?
The adcom wants you to really evaluate what "fit" means to you for Johnson.  "Fit" is different for everyone, so we want to see how authentic and purposeful you are about applying.

The application is set to go live on July 18th.

I look forward to responding to your questions/reactions about the changes this year!

Next week:  more on Trifecta events and international meet & greets!  Coming soon, adcom opinions on GRE. 



19 comment(s) so far...

Re: 3 Essays and the GRE...

Very efficient! BTW, is the recommedation letter the same as last year?

By Feng Zhu on   6/21/2011 12:18 AM

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Hello Feng Zhu,

We are keeping the same template for the recommendation letters.


By Christine Sneva on   6/24/2011 6:51 AM

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Thank you, Chiristine. That's good for my preparation early.

By Feng Zhu on   6/25/2011 5:56 PM

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quick question about #3 essay to clarify what you mean by 'legacy.' Are you looking for legacy built during the two years at Johnson or after as an alumni? I'm not quite sure which period legacy is referring to. Thx in advance.

By LovJohnson on   7/11/2011 3:06 AM

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Thank you Christine. What about the additional essay for reapplicants?

By Caitlin on   7/19/2011 9:02 AM

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Pls explain question 3. Do we mean legacy during the program or as an alumni. Pls explain the relation to the question of "fit". Thanks

By Anony india on   7/19/2011 1:53 PM

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I do not understand the 3rd essay.
Pls explain in detail.

By Tim on   8/4/2011 3:17 PM

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By Best B School in india on   8/5/2011 3:59 AM

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Hi Christine,

Is there any word-limit imposed on the essays?

- Arjun

By Arjun on   9/6/2011 10:26 PM

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Hi everyone,
Thanks for reading! I will be posting another blog that willl focus on essay #3, word limits, and what we are seeing for round 1. Stay tuned!

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