Q1. Why do you want to pursue an MBA? What are your career aspirations?
Ans: This is one of the most important essay questions you have to tackle. You need to convince the admission committee and tell them about your background, skills, career, and aspirations and make them understand that how this degree can take you to the next level. Ensure to make the admission committee understand that how important this program is for you. Be careful while sharing your goals; share a sensible and pragmatic plan.
Q2. What are your key interests outside work or school? What activities do you enjoy particularly?
It is important to describe yourself as a creative personality. The top B-Schools not only focus on the education but also consider a person who is creative and has talent. You need to describe that how you can contribute to the university you are applying to and how you will be a unique addition to the school community. Stepping into a B-school is a social experience as most of the times the work is done in groups. Thus, it is important that you communicate in groups because the networking you are going to establish here will be going to benefit you in your professional life.
Q3. Describe a situation in which you led a team. What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them?
The purpose of asking this question is not to see how superbly you have been able to lead your team. However, the purpose of this question lies in the fact that how you have been able to foster a healthy work environment where each of the team members contributes to help each of their colleges and get along with everyone arriving at a collaborative solution. It is more about we, we, and we and not about me, me and me.
Q4. Have you experienced a non-academic personal failure? And what you learn from that experience.
Try answering a genuine mistake that the committee will recognize authentic. Most of the applicants make the mistake of wrongly answering the question or they try to skip the question so that they do not have to answer this question. Try to showcase what you have learned from your mistakes and how accountable and strong headed you have become to face any such situation.
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