月別アーカイブ: 2015年8月

【LL.M. 2016年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 University of California, Berkeley

Univ. of California, Berkeley: LL.M. Traditional Trackの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

January 10, 2016:
Deadline to apply online and postmark application materials for 2016-2017 LL.M. traditional track

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/llm-jsd/application-admission/application-timeline/

以下、PERSONAL STATEMENT内容も発表されました。Personal Statementを作成の際には枚数制限に注意し、「課題」を以下のように分類して考えてみましょう。
◆例:
1) Your legal interest
2) Your professional plans or goals (短期と長期目標)
3) the reasons you with to study at Berkeley
⇒2)のGoalsを達成するためにBerkeleyが必要である理由を述べる

PERSONAL STATEMENT
One written essay is required of all applicants. The Personal Statement should describe your legal interests, the reasons you wish to study at Berkeley Law, and your professional plans or goals following completion of your degree. Since the Advanced Degree Programs Committee does not grant interviews, you may also use the statement to describe aspects of yourself that are not apparent from your application. The Personal Statement should be written without assistance from others, and should be limited to three pages of double-spaced text.

そしてCV (Resume)に含むコンテンツ、さらには推薦状の取り扱いプロセスについても記されています。これらはBerkeley Boalt Hall SchoolのHPより確認いただけますが、他校への出願情報としても応用することが可能です。
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/llm-jsd/application-admission/application-checklist/#Rec%20Ltrs

C.V. (Curriculum Vitae)

The Curriculum Vitae should provide a synopsis of your educational and academic background and skills.  This summary should include professional experience, research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations, and other relevant details.

The Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae must be uploaded to the attachments section of the online application.  Please DO NOT also send a paper copy of these documents.

Letters of Recommendation

Berkeley Law requires two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must come from your law professor. If you have been out of school for five or more years, one professional reference from a current or former employer is appropriate. Applicants may submit one additional academic or professional letter if they wish to do so.

To send Letters of Recommendation to LSAC – 1) Log in to your LLM CAS account and click on Letters of Recommendation. 2) Add your recommenders’ names and contact information. 3) Assign the appropriate letters to each school using the letter ID number. 4) An email will be sent to each or your recommenders requesting them to complete and upload a letter for you, or you may print the required recommender forms to provide to your recommenders if they prefer to submit a letter by paper.

The recommender should send the recommender form and letter to LSAC.  Letters without a form will be returned to the sender.  Letters processed by LSAC become their property and cannot be returned or copied.

For more information on submitting letters of recommendation to LSAC’s LLM CAS, go to www.LSAC.org/LLM/Applying/LLM-letters-of-recommendation.asp.

【MBA 2016年秋入学用 エッセイ課題】: USC (Marhsall)

USC, Marshall Schoolのエッセイ課題が発表されました。
http://www.marshall.usc.edu/mba/admissions/requirements

■Required MBA Essays:
1. Please complete both sections in no more than 700 words combined:

• What is your immediate short-term goal post-graduation from the USC Marshall MBA program? (please include industry and function information in your answer.)

• How will USC Marshall enable you to develop or improve your skills in order to reach your goals?

2. Tell us about a time went you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

 

 

【MBA 2016年秋入学用 エッセイ課題】: Indiana (Kelley)

Indiana, Kelley Schoolのエッセイ課題も発表されました
http://kelley.iu.edu/mba/downloads/Kelley%20Full%20Time%20MBA%20Essays.pdf

Required Essays:
1. Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals? Should the short-term goals you have identified not materialize, what alternate career paths might you consider? (500 words)

2. Please respond to one of the following short essay prompts. (300 words)
• My greatest memory is…
• I’m most afraid of…
• My greatest challenge has been…
• I’m most proud of…

3. Please share with the admissions committee an interesting or surprising fact about you. (25 words)

Optional Essay:
Is there anything else you think we should know as we evaluation your application? If you believe your essays and credentials represent you fairly, you shouldn’t fell obligated to answer this question. (300 words)

【MBA 2016年入学用出願締め切り日】: USC (Marshall)

USC Marshall Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
http://www.marshall.usc.edu/mba/admissions

■Round One : October 19, 2015
・Notification begins: December 18, 2015

■Round 2: January 8, 2016
・Notification begins: April 1, 2016

■Round 3: April 8, 2016
・Notification begins: May 27, 2016

■Round 4 : April 8, 2016
・Notification begins: May 27, 2016

*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on this day. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to render a decision based on any materials submitted by the application deadline.

**Notification includes: invitation to interview, waitlist, deny or admit decision.

 

【FAQサイトの活用】:Duke Law School編

今回の投稿ではDuke University, LL.M.出願用のFAQサイトの内容を確認していきましょう。https://law.duke.edu/internat/faq/#specialized

Q. Can I take courses in other departments at Duke University?
A. You need 21 credits in law courses to earn an LLM degree. In addition, you also may take classes anywhere in the university. Cross-listed courses may also be included in satisfying the 21 law credits requirement. Cross-listed courses are inter-disciplinary courses offered by the Law School and other schools or departments, such as The Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy.

出願者全員がLaw School以外の大学院から科目を履修する必要はありませんが、Duke Universityという総合大学の教育上のアドバンテージを活かすためにも、自らのPost LL.M. Goalsと照らし合わせた上で検討してみてはいかがでしょうか。

Q. Do you require interviews for admission?
A. Interviews are not required, but we are happy to have applicants visit us at Duke Law School. Anyone interested in knowing more about Duke and the LLM program may schedule an appointment by contacting the Office of International Studies at (919) 613-7033 or at international@law.duke.edu. Adequate notice is necessary.
“Not Required”と記されていても、同プログラムを知るために必要な機会であれば積極的に活用していきましょう。入学審査は加点法です。同校への進学希 望理由をPersonal Statementを通じて伝えますが、それ以外のツールを用いた進学希望理由発信の機会が得られると考えてはいかがでしょうか。

【MBA 2016年秋入学用 エッセイ課題】: Cornell (Johnson)

先日の出願締め切り日に続き、エッセイ課題も発表されました。

TABLE OF CONTENTS
You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. In 500 words or less, please create the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. We value creativity and authenticity and encourage you to approach this essay with your unique style. Alternative submission formats may include a slide presentation, links to pre-existing media (personal website, digital portfolio, YouTube etc.), as well as visually enhanced written submissions.

GOALS
What are your short and long term goals and how do you see the Cornell MBA enabling you to achieve both? Please limit your response to 500 words or less.

OPTIONAL ESSAY
Complete this essay if you would like to add additional details regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate record or test scores) do not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School. If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application since the last time you applied. (500 words)

【MBA 2016年入学用出願締め切り日】: Indiana (Kelley)

Indiana Univ. Kelley Schoolの出願締め切りが発表されました。
http://kelley.iu.edu/MBA/Admissions/ProcessTimeline/page38373.html

■Early Round Deadline: October 15, 2015
・Notification by: December 20, 2015

■Priority Round Deadline: January 5, 2016
・Notification by: March 15, 2016

■Third Round Deadline: March 1, 2016
・Notification by: April 30, 2016

■Final Round Deadline: April 15, 2016
・Notification by: May 31, 2016

suuufEarly Round
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Notification by: December 20, 2015

Priority Round
Deadline: January 5, 2016
Notification by: March 15, 2016

Third Round
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Notification by: April 30, 2016

Final Round
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Notification by: May 31, 2016

Fall 2016 Essay Questions

Required Essays:

1. Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you to achieve these goals? Should the short-term goals you have identified not materialize, what alternate career paths might you consider? (500 words)

2. Please respond to one of the following short essay prompts. (300 words)

  • My greatest memory is…
  • I’m most afraid of…
  • My greatest challenge has been…
  • I’m most proud of…

3. Please share with the admissions committee an interesting or surprising fact about you. (25 words)

Optional Essay:

Is there anything else you think we should know as we evaluation your application? If you believe your essays and credentials represent you fairly, you shouldn’t fell obligated to answer this question. (300 words)

- See more at: http://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/page/2/#sthash.vaft5QFX.dpuf

【学校説明会】 Columbia MBA Information Session in Tokyo

Columbia Business Schoolの説明会が下記日程で開催されます。

◆Tokyo On the Road MBA Information Session

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Josui Kaikan, Orion Room
Hitotsubashi 2-1-1
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0003
Japan

On the Road Information Sessions are an excellent way to learn more about the Columbia MBA program, student experience, and alumni network. At the Tokyo Information Session you will have an opportunity to hear from and speak with Rachael Lubetkin, assistant director of admissions, and local alumni.

ご予約は下記のサイトからお願いします。
https://apply.gsb.columbia.edu/register/MBA-Info082615-Tokyo

 

エッセイ対策準備:MBAの取得理由とキャリア目標

主だったスクールでは既にエッセイ課題を発表していますが、その課題に登場する頻度で最も高い「MBA取得後のキャリア目標(短期目標&長期目標)」について考えてみましょう。特に私費で留学される出願者の方々にとって、エッセイコンテンツやインタビューを通じてMBA取得後のキャリア軸(方向性)が定まっている印象をアドミッション側へ与えることが大切ですね。

そうした自らの「キャリア軸」が定まっていることをアドミッション側へ伝えるためにも、まず初めに
1) 卒業後に働きたいと考えている勤務先名
2) その勤務先を選ぶ理由
3) ポジション・タイトル
4) 3) のポジションにおける責任範囲(予想しえる範囲)
5) 目標を達成する上での課題

をリストアップしてみましょう。

現在のキャリアステージで「MBA取得を必要とする理由」を強化するためにも、出願先となるプログラムから提供されている教育リソース(授業、クラブ活動、交換留学、海外研修、実務研修、ネットワーキング機会、スピーカーシリーズ等)から得られるSkill-setやKnowledge、International Experience, 人脈等についても文面にまとめておきましょう。

さらにはMBAの取得を決断するにあたって影響を与えた要因をリストアップしてみてはいかがでしょうか。
<例>
⇒職業、職種を変えるため、
⇒現在の分野でさらに成長するため(その成長した姿が短期と長期目標での自分像ですね)
⇒キャリア目標を達成するため必要なスキル等をこれまでに仕事を通じて得ることが出来たと判断したため

上記以外にも取り組むべきことはありますが、毎日少しずつ準備作業を推し進めていきましょう。

 

レジュメ:教育分野 (Education)

今回は、レジュメの「教育欄」に関する記述ポイントを以下に纏めてみます。

■取得した学位をリストアップする際は、直近から過去の順で記述します。高校は含みません。

Affinity University                      Tokyo, Japan(場所を記してください)
Master of Science in Political Science                    2010, March(卒業年と月を記してください)

Affinity University University                                    Tokyo, Japan(場所を記してください)
Bachelor of Science in International Relations     2008, March(卒業年と月を記してください)

学位の名称以外では、下記項目が記述対象例です。
・専門分野(MajorやConcentration)
・評定平均値(Grade Point Average)
・ゼミの名称:ゼミへ選抜された等の情報も含む
・ゼミでの役割(例:ゼミ長を務めた)
・論文名
・奨学金名
・交換留学経験
・運動部での活動実績
・インターンシップ活動

出願書類の作成に取り掛かりたいが、今はGMAT対策が・・・とお考えになっている方々も、まずは(エッセイを書き始める前に)レジュメの作成をスタートさせましょう。