65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, by Lauren Sullivan, The Staff of The Harbus

By Lauren Sullivan, The Staff of The Harbus

YOUR lifestyles . . . IN three hundred phrases OR LESS

It's a frightening job. Even the main professional execs locate company tuition software essays to be one of the toughest items they ever write. With a various pool of gifted humans making use of to the nation's best faculties from the main profitable businesses and prestigious undergraduate courses on the planet, an easy biography detailing accomplishments and objectives is not sufficient. candidates desire transparent and compelling arguments that seize admissions officials and completely refuse to allow go.

To support them write the essays that get them authorised into Harvard or any of the country's different best courses, the workers of The Harbus---HBS's pupil newspaper---have up-to-date and revised their number of sixty-five real software essays in addition to their designated research of them in order that candidates should be capable to:

* stay away from universal pitfalls
* Play to their strengths
* Get their message across

Wherever they're using, the recommendation and confirmed options in 65 winning Harvard enterprise college program Essays give company pros and undergraduates the insider's wisdom to industry themselves such a lot successfully and actually personal the process.

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If I were to become a member of the HBS Class of 2008, I would return to aerospace just as increasing resource demands will require the exploration initiative to have a champion who understands how to sell big ideas. The timing could not be more perfect. ANALYSIS This is a tight, well-structured, and fast-paced essay that encourages the reader to keep reading on. The author grips you with vivid imagery and builds her story in chronological order. She clearly explains the context of her career vision and then specifically articulates what she hopes to do after business school (lead the strategic marketing effort on the CEV program).

There, I interviewed the heads of over fifteen water utilities to investigate how the ongoing privatization of the sector was affecting the price and availability of clean water. Working with a microcredit organization, I helped the patrons of an urban homeless shelter to find financing for an entrepreneurial venture. At every opportunity, I engaged with the community, relying on the common language of business when my less-than-perfect Spanish failed me. Upon graduation from Penn, I chose to begin my career in private equity, where I felt I would have the optimal resources to further my study of business.

I worked at Dove Consulting to develop valuable strategic thinking skills and I returned to Colombia to follow the path of my chosen career. Finally, I decided to work at the National Planning Department of Colombia (DNP) because it was a fertile training ground for future leaders and because it would acquaint me with the economic and political realities of the country. I would like to pursue an MBA because I want to become a well-rounded leader in the public sector and I need to build the skills I am still missing: finance, accounting, economics, general business administration, and a solid understanding of the private sector.

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