Career goals count.
Poorly-articulated post-MBA goals are the #1 issue that keeps people out of bschool—more than any other application weakness. Goals are very important for most business schools. If you’re applying to a school like Columbia, Berkeley, Tuck, Duke or NYU—or almost any other top school you can think of—you’ll need to have a well-articulated set of goals to present to the adcom. This App Accelerator might be your most important purchase!
Who is it for?
- Fresh applicants — if you’ve never applied anywhere, then it’s likely your career goals have holes, flaws, weaknesses, or logic problems or are just not very well articulated
- Unsuccessful applicants — if your Round 1 apps didn’t work, then a first step for Round 2 is to look at your goals
- Reapplicants — you need to make sure everything lines up with last year, and you can even submit your prior goals essay so that EssaySnark can help you do that
The only exception where the Career Goals App Accelerator is less important is in the MBA app to MIT Sloan. Apps to other programs at Sloan do ask about goals, and goals are the core of the app at practically every other school. After all, if you can’t clearly state what you want to do with your career after business school, why do you need to go to business school in the first place? The schools care about your goals. Make sure you’re expressing them effectively!
App Accelerator: Career GoalsCareer goals are the most important part of a winning MBA application to many, many bschools. Make sure your goals are appropriately defined for your pitch to the adcoms with EssaySnark's Career Goals App Accelerator. This App Accelerator includes a tutorial that explains what goes into a good set of career goals, to help you craft a solid pitch. Then you'll submit your core pitch to EssaySnark for a private review and feedback. The career goals are so important that you get two reviews from EssaySnark as part of this App Accelerator (other App Accelerators include just one review).
This App Accelerator must be used within 30 days. Because you are given instant access to the tutorial, no refunds are available after purchase. This App Accelerator is included in the Complete Essay Package and Foundations; sorry, no refunds provided if purchased separately.
You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg with this purchase.
Nail down this most critical part of your bschool application with the Career Goals App Accelerator.
Purchase the App Accelerator: Career Goals: $ 175.00
TERMS: App Accelerators
All consulting services are sold on a subscription basis and managed online. All EssaySnark feedback is provided in writing and posted private to you through the My SnarkCenter client portal.
The standard App Accelerator subscription is 30 days (60-day subscriptions for certain bundled products). You may view the tutorial as often as you like while your subscription is active. As an online-only subscription, you may not download or print the tutorial. This subscription is for your use only. All EssaySnark content is copyright protected and may not be shared. Any violation of terms will result in immediate cancelation of access. If you have a buddy who wants help with his apps, please encourage him to get his own subscription. Thanks for understanding that EssaySnark needs to eat, too. Because instant access is provided to the tutorial, no refunds are available.
After working through the guidelines detailed in the App Accelerator tutorial, you can submit your material for one confidential review by EssaySnark (two rounds of review for the Career Goals App Accelerator). Feedback on most App Accelerator submissions is returned within two business days. Your actual turnaround will depend on our current volume when you submit which you can monitor through the Review Queue in My SnarkCenter. We cannot guarantee a specific turnaround time. If you received this App Accelerator as part of a product bundle with priority reviews, you will automatically enjoy faster service. Speedy Review is available as an add-on to any submission.
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This App Accelerator is included in the Complete Essay Package, the 4-School Set and in Foundations.
ALSO AVAILABLE! EssaySnark’s Career Research Starting Point guide on Entrepreneurship—learn how to handle the trickiest of pitches! These Starting Point Guides are an excellent complement to the Career Goals App Accelerator. We hope to be producing more of them this season.
Why don’t we suggest what your career goals should be?
Here’s why (EssaySnark blahg November 2016)
Reviews from Brave Supplicants!
After you’ve completed this App Accelerator, please come back here and tell others how useful (or not) you think it was.
The 'Snark Makes You a Better Writer
I went into this Accelerator and fell flat on my face. That’s the point. The Career Goals Accelerator has two reviews, which forces you to hone your technique. In between review one and two (in combination with the Accomplishments Accelerator) I studied the feedback EssaySnark gave me, reflected on the teachings of the tutorial, then scrapped and rebuilt most of my first submission. My second submission was exponentially better, and the refined goals have set me up for success with my essay outlines. This Accelerator is critical to your b-school process.
This is a MUST
If there is one App Accelerator you want to "invest" in, this is the one folks. I just can't stress how important career goals are in the application process. Not just for your essays but also for your interviews. EssaySnark pushed me harder and made me dig deeper. They threw in so many different angles and pointed out flaws that I never thought about. No! EssaySnark will NOT tell you "what to YOUR goals should be." They will surely help you to refine and articulate your goals correctly. I just finished my interviews at Tuck and UNC. As far as the career goals were concerned, no further questions asked. Why? Because my goals made sense. I can't thank EssaySnark enough!
Made me realize several weak points
Well, actually this product was my first purchase with the Snark and man, was it helpful. It made me realize that I had several gaps in my pitch, especially in the transition between short and long term goals. It also helped me a lot in "putting the stake in the ground", as Snark once advised me to do.
Avoid Scope Creep and No Sugar Coating
I feel this is a really optimized service. Career goals are very important for most of the schools. So if you sign up for this service you will have some material ready to build upon. There are many benefits of this service.
1. It will save you from illogical arguments in your career transition pitch
2. No sugar coating- It will hurt to hear someone shattering your ego and I know everything approach, but it will force you to think very clearly and will beg you to make sense of every sentence you put out there.
3. It will help you to write in a very concise manner. This is very important since many schools have very tight word limits (Stanford GSB for ex. )
My biggest problem was scope creep. I was wandering off the main point and there was lot of repetition. ES helped to crystalized my thoughts in few sentences. Ideally you want your short term goals in two sentences, very clearly defined and high impact. Same goes for long term goals.
To give you my example; I started with around 200 words and by the end I was done I was down to 80 words for my goals, and some parts of why I am ready.
In summary, this $100 of investment will help you save lot of time and rework later in the stage.
WARNING: This service is not going to tell you what your career goals should be. So if you are expecting that just stay away from it.
I hope this review helps you to make a right choice.
Refine and Crystallize Communication of Your Goals
I used this service as part of the Complete Essay Package (highly recommend that) and it is one of the most crucial pieces to the MBA puzzle. If you're new to this sort of thing, you should know that nearly every school will ask you in one shape or form what your Career Goals are. If you aren't new to this process then you already know how important that is. This App Accelerator helps you take your goals and refine your pitch. Essay Snark will not tell you what to do with your life or what to say. I personally believe that would be unethical, and had an experience with another admissions consultant (who will remain nameless) who tried to tell me that I should say I should go into XYZ field because it will sound better to the adcom. Your experience with Essay Snark will not be like that at all. What the experience will do is take your existing goals, polish them, and help communicate them in the most effective manner. You get two rounds of VERY EXTENSIVE AND DETAILED feedback (seriously, it was impressive) which is very helpful. The Guide is also helpful in refining your goals and figuring out what you want to do, but that has to come from you (the exercises will help you with that).
Given the Career Goals shows up on every single application, and it is of great importance for most schools, I can't recommend enough using this App Accelerator to ensure you deliver the strongest message possible. Also, it really is an App Accelerator. Once you have figured out your goals, and the underlying details, the essays will flow naturally and you'll be ale to write them much more quickly!
I thought I knew my goals
I thought I knew what my goals were, what I wanted to do after B-School. I'm sure we all think we do, or at least knew what our pitch was.
ES made me realize I did not. ES made me realize I was all over the place.
Now you may think he sounds like a bully, but in truth he isn't . ES merely helped me to narrow my scope, or in his terms 'pick a lane' (I think I got this right). We all want to do lots of things after we get our MBAs surely, but it is not something that we can fit into 250 - 500 word essays, or the duration of 30 minutes during our interview before we bore the interviewer to sleep.
I'm glad I signed up for this service. I was told what was interesting what was not, what I needed to look out for, what needed more research and finally how best to relate to our personal lives. I was actually self reflecting based on ES's remarks before I submitted the second draft.
The 100 dollars (this coming from a BSer who lives in a country with a lower PPP) is one investment well spent.