To begin your story, you may also want to briefly discuss the factors that contributed to your personal values and beliefs eventually leading you on to your achievement.
For example, you may have learned it from your parents to voluntarily tutor your domestic help’s kids, and your proudest achievement might be to see those kids graduate high school or college. Did it change your perspective of life in some way?
(750 words maximum) This is a typical ‘goals’ question in two parts.
The first part expects you to clearly define your short term and long term goals/objectives while the second part requires you to articulate why you need UCLA to fulfill your goals?
Therefore, in addition to addressing a weakness in their profile this also gives them an opportunity to shine a spotlight on an that they could not reveal in the other parts of application: essays, recommendation letters and resume Since UCLA is specifically asking you to share “ any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware?
, you should use this essay to address a , like low GPA or GMAT , a gap in your job history, or your inability to get a recommendation from your current supervisor.
If possible, make a visit to the campus, talk to students, professors and alumni and attend a class.
Example: “Beyond Anderson’s broad academic offerings, Management Consulting Association, Strategic and Management Operations Association and High Tech Business Association will help me strengthen my network and align me with the professionals with similar career interests.
Since you are allowed to use 750 words, I would recommend devoting roughly 400 words to the ” goals/Why MBA? A Goals essay requires you to make realistic connection between your past (past experience and skills), present (your need of an MBA), and future (your future plans leading to your goals).
In other words, you need to demonstrate how your professional accomplishments have enabled you to set your goals and how an MBA is the logical next step towards realization of those goals/ objectives.