Admissionado's detailed take on this year's McCombs application essays
Texas McCombs has joined the essay release flood with a resounding “more of the same, please!” The two mandatory prompts are more or less unchanged, and the first (“introduce yourself”) remains one of the more challenging essays on the MBA admissions circuit.
The problem is that we all have experience introducing ourselves verbally in a professional setting, and it’s tempting to just duplicate that in essay form.
Opening your essay with “Hello, my name is…” is a surefire way to get your essay lost in the shuffle. Here are our tips on how to avoid that fate: