You as an individual are not the same?? Yes, that rephrasing is actually correct grammar, but what we’re trying to say with this headline is the the person who is presented on the page of the application is not the same as you.
This statement could be wildly misinterpreted, so please, let us explain.
The most important thing to convey through your MBA application is your authenticity.
But what does that even mean? Are the schools saying that they want you to talk about every single thing in your life? Are you supposed to disclose your deepest darkest secrets in your app if you are hoping to get in?
Or what if, authentically, you really dislike math? Are you supposed to talk about that and call emphasis to your not-so-great GMAT quant score?
How do you “show up” as authentic on your application?
Where is the line between marketing yourself, finding the right messaging for your application, and overdoing it to the point where you’re misrepresenting (or even lying)??
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Your task will be to write from the heart, write sincerely, write with details, in concrete language, in a way that fully answers the question, and allows you to convey who you are, based on the experiences that you’ve had in this life, and the things you have done.
That may sound totally overwhelming and hopelessly daunting right now. It’s totally possible to do an incredible job with this, too, especially since you’re here working on the challenge so early, and you’re coming into this prepared with an open mind and ready to work.
(Which you are. Right? 😉 )
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