Mba Teamwork Essay

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Winning MBA Essay Guide Includes
+Harvard MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    Sample MBA Essay – Gratitude & Giving Back   
    Sample MBA Essay – Entrepreneurship (Influence of Childhood)   

+ Stanford MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    Sample Essay A
+ Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    #1. Modern Art = Make you Think   
    #2. Teamwork and Individual Ambition   
    #3. Adventure   
    #4. Diversity = Creativity   
    #5. Classroom Experience   
    #6. Harper Center   
+ Columbia MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample MBA Essay – Most Passionate About   
     Sample MBA Essay – Free Day   

+ MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample Cover Letter
+ Kellogg MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample Essay - Leadership and Challenges   
     Sample Essay - How you have grown and intend to grow   
+ Insead MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
   Sample Essay 1: Candid Description, Strengths & Weaknesses
    Sample Essay 2: Achievements and Failures
    Sample Essay 3: Extra-Curricular and How enriched you are

+ Haas MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample MBA Essay: Non-Profit   
     Sample MBA Essay: Technology   
     Sample MBA Essay: Marketing   
     Sample MBA Essay: Getting Fired   
     Sample MBA Essay: Diverse and Inclusive Culture   
     Sample MBA Essay: Leadership   
     Sample MBA Essay: Post-MBA Goal & How Pre-MBA Experience will help  
+ Yale SOM MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample MBA Essay – Investment Banker
     Sample MBA Essay - Consultant  
     Sample MBA Essay - Technologist  
     Sample MBA Essay - Marketer  
     Sample MBA Essay - Entrepreneur  
+ Ross MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    Sample MBA Essay: Finance Professional who was a former member of a rock band   
    Sample MBA Essay: Technologist (Idea to Action)   
    Sample MBA Essay: Creative Marketing (Idea to Action)   
    Sample MBA Essay: Consulting (Made a Difference)   
    Sample MBA Essay: Losing a Client (Resilience)   
    Sample MBA Essay: Finance to Marketing (extra-curricular)   
    Sample MBA Essay: I am Aware that I am different   
    Sample MBA Essay: I find it Challenging when People   
    Sample MBA Essay: A valuable thing I have taught someone   
    Sample Essay – Part 2 (Short-term & Long-Term Goals, skills relevant to your career goals and how Ross  
    prepares you for the goals)   
+ Wharton MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    8 Professional Gains
+ London Business School MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    London as the Financial Hub   
    London as the Technology Hub   
    London as the Consulting Hub   
    How to Cite the Curriculum (Example)   
    Sample LBS MBA Essay: Post-MBA Goals - How Prior Experience & LBS MBA will contribute (486   
+ Darden MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    Case Study Method   
    What is valued at Darden?
    Framework for Answering the Darden Essay Question   
    Sample Darden Essay: When your opinion evolved through discussions (499 Words)

+ Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
    Framework for Answering the Duke Fuqua Short-Answer Essay Questions   
    Sample Short-term Goals Essay – Technology to Consulting (100 Words)   
    Sample Long-term Goals Essay – Consulting for Government (100 Words)   
    Sample Long-term Goals Essay – Plan B (89 Words)   
    Framework for Answering the Duke Fuqua 25 Random Things   
    Sample Duke Fuqua Essay: The Fuqua community and you (Max 2 Pages)  
+ NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
     Sample NYU Stern Essay 1: Goals (498 Words)    
     Essay 3:  Personal Expression (a.k.a. "Pick Six")    
          5 Examples with Images

+ Sample Essays
+ The Art of Storytelling 
+ Leadership Narratives
+ Review Tips
+ Persuasion Strategies
+The Secret to "unleashing" your unique voice
+ How to write about your Strengths
+ How to write about your Weaknesses

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Wharton MBA Essay 2

Teamwork is at the core of the Wharton MBA experience with each student contributing unique elements to our collaborative culture. How will you contribute to the Wharton community? (400 words)

Here’s some context for new applicants to the Wharton MBA. Years ago, these guys had one of the longer sets of required essays, close to 3,000 words. Recently, they swung the pendulum far in the other direction. Last year it was just a single 500-word essay. This year, they’ve added a second question to the mix. This should be a signal: the one essay was somehow not quite enough. So let’s look at this new question, and dig deep.

You’ll hear this theme a lot. Wharton would never claim a monopoly on the idea that they prize teamwork. Kellogg has probably been the most successful at BRANDING that aspect of their culture. When you think MBA programs that sport teamwork, you think Kellogg. Well, the fact is, teamwork, as it pertains to elite MBA programs, is a key universal element. Find me one elite MBA program where students felt generally isolated and independent. {Crickets.} There’s teamwork everywhere. And for all intents and purposes, it’s equal. So, first things first: let’s not waste time attempting to make the argument that you’re DRAWN to Wharton for that reason. Mkay? Mkay. Next.

Let’s remember what business schools are after: INDICATORS OF FUTURE SUCCESS. Cannot stress this enough. All they want to see (in your applications, in your interview) is as high a probability score that you are going to be successful in life. Well, there’s a twist. Let’s just say you had a first year class of 100 MBA students. If each of those 100 students scored an “A” on the promise of future success, that’s fabulous! That class will graduate and those individuals will achieve some version of greatness. Let’s call it a future success score of “A.” Let’s replay it though. Imagine another set of 100 students who showed signs that they will not only be successful as individuals, but that in addition, they scored high on the TEAMWORK index. Meaning, they scored high on their ability to improve FROM others, and to IMPROVE others. What happens THEN? Well, that same class of 100 business school students will begin with their already-destined success, and then IMPROVE IT based on the synergies between them. This means that their future potential as individuals inside THIS type of class – heavy with cooperative individuals – is even MORE impressive.

So, signs of teamwork are part of it. What they really want to see is evidence that your own abilities grow more powerful in the company of other motivated individuals. And that your energy and leadership and innovativeness has improved the brains and abilities of others. Where in your past (your recent past especially) can you find evidence of either or both of those two things? Put together a list, rank it. You’re off to a smashing start.

Now, let’s talk about structuring this sucker. They want to know how your addition to their class is gonna make the individuals in it… better. Well, first, consider that everyone applying will lay claim to the fact that THEY – no seriously – THEY really embody teamwork. So, saying it isn’t going to get you anywhere. We need proof. Go back to that list you made, and pick your top one or two stories. Start this essay by bringing us back to an experience that reveals – through your decisions and actions – your ability to interact with others, compromise, inspire, negotiate, repair, etc. One helpful way to “solve for X” in this problem (where X = teamwork-related-strength) is to imagine some of your most powerful wins, and to reimagine them WITHOUT the help of others helping YOU. Or, to reimagine them without YOUR helping others… to help you. Either of those scenarios should result in a “less good” version of the same story. And therein lies the GOLD that will anchor this essay. Whatever caused the DIFFERENCE between those two versions is some ability of yours either to contribute, or to respond, in a way that will be tasty to Wharton. Because it should be proof that when you are interacting with others… good things happen.

Build that argument through an example or two. This should take you through the first 250-300 words. Then for your final shot, see if you can make a case for why this trait of yours will create particularly exciting sparks for you in the Wharton environment. Yes, you can bring this teamwork talent anywhere (Stanford, Harvard, CBS, Kellogg, etc.). But if there’s something specific about Whartonians, or Wharton offerings, that convinces you that you are more likely to thrive in this environment, make that case here. Doing so will reveal just how much research you’ve done on this, and how intimately you know the program. (And therefore, how much more likely you are to succeed because you seem to be a tightly wound coil, holding a ton of potential energy.)

Specificity is your friend here. If we see you make any argument that can be applied equally to another program, we will smack you. Or, if you make an argument that anyone else who’s applying can make, we will double-smack you. Your arguments need to be both specific to you, and specific to Wharton. A great way to pull this off is first to express what type of environment YOU need in order for YOU to succeed maximally. Then, map certain specific aspects of Wharton TO those points. If you do that, we’ll give you a Borat-approved High-Fiiiive.

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