The MBA alone won’t get you a job.
This concept is particularly important for all of you career-changers out there.
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So that’s why the goals, and the pre-MBA stuff, is so important. It’s how the application turns into a pitch: You present who you are and what you’ve done in the past, and they try to imagine if you’re going to be successful doing some other new thing in the future, based on how you sell those successes.
An imperfect system for sure, and one based on meritocracy, but it’s what they’ve developed, and it’s how the admissions process works.
If you’re unsure if your pre-MBA background will be “enough” for the adcoms to buy into, you can go for our Accomplishments & Achievements App Accelerator, which walks you through the process of constructing your soundbite statements of accomplishment, which can become the building blocks of your app strategy.