カテゴリー別アーカイブ: エッセイカウンセラー

【2023年入学用】Stanford Graduate School of Business : Admissions Deadline

例年より少し遅れての発表となりましたが、Stanford GSBの出願締め切り日が発表されました。Deadlines for Applying to the MBA Program | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Round 1
Application due: September 13, 2022

Round 2
Application due: January 5, 2023

Round 3
Application due: April 11, 2023

The MBA Class of 2025 application is now open. Note that applications are due by 4 p.m. PST on the day of the deadline.

【2023年入学用】Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business : Essay Questions

締め切り日に続き、Essay課題を共有いたします。

Please select one of the following three essays to complete in 300-350 words (approximately one page, double spaced) and include the essay prompt and your first/last name at the top of your submission.
MBA Application Components | McDonough School of Business | Georgetown University

Essay Option One

Principled Leadership: Principled Leadership: Georgetown McDonough places a strong emphasis on principled leadership, providing both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills. Describe a time when you have led a team in a professional environment to implement a new idea or process. What leadership characteristics did you utilize? What could you have done to be more effective? And most importantly, what skills will you be able to bring to the teams you lead at McDonough?

Essay Option Two

Hoyas for the Common Good: Georgetown McDonough embodies the ethos that people and organizations can and should contribute to the greater good. The admissions committee would like to better understand how you have demonstrated these values during uniquely challenging times. Describe a time where you have put the needs of others ahead of your own or ahead of the bottom line. We look forward to learning more about the challenge you faced, what unique characteristics you brought to that scenario, and what you learned from it.

Essay Option Three 

The Georgetown Community: Georgetown McDonough is a diverse, global community. We look to understand the contribution that your personal background would make to our community. As appropriate, you may wish to address any obstacles or challenges you have overcome; any educational, familial, cultural, economic, and social experiences that have helped to shape your educational and professional goals; or how your background (e.g. first-generation student, resident outside the U.S.) or activities (e.g. community service and leadership) will contribute to our community.

  • Video Essay: Building a cohort of diverse and unique individuals is important to the admissions team. We want you to bring your whole self to Georgetown McDonough. Throughout the application, we’ve learned about what you would add as a professional and leader. Just as important is learning about your interests outside of work. In one minute, please describe a hobby, passion, or what you do for fun in your free time- and why.
    • You may use your phone, computer, or other means to record the video, but please ensure all audio and visual components are clear. We recommend a well-lit room and minimal noise distraction.
    • The admissions committee would like for you to appear in person during part of your video.
    • We recommend unscripted, conversational videos – help us get to know the real you!
    • Upload your video to an accessible website (such as YouTube, Vimeo, Youku, or Tudou), and submit the direct video URL into your online application.
    • Please note that all videos must remain active and accessible to the admissions committee online for a minimum of five years for record retention purposes.
    • For your privacy: Do not include your name in the title of your video. You may submit “unlisted” videos via YouTube or password protected videos through Vimeo. If using a password, please include immediately after your link in the text box below. [Ex: www.youtube.com/123, password: Hoyas]
  • Optional Essay: Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included (300-350 words, approximately one page, double spaced).

【2023年入学用】University of Virginia, Darden School Essay Questions

Darden School出願用のエッセイ課題も発表されました。
MBA – Admissions – Apply – Guidelines | UVA Darden School of Business (virginia.edu)

For the 2022–23 application cycle, we will again feature short essay questions, which provides a broader platform to showcase your background and personality. These questions are a great opportunity for you to help the Darden Admissions Committee understand who you are and who you will be at Darden.

  1. Given that you will be forming lifelong connections with your classmates that extend beyond the classroom, what is important for your classmates to know about you that is not on your resumé? (200 words)
  2. Please describe a tangible example that illuminates your experience promoting an inclusive environment and what you would bring to creating an inclusive global community at Darden. (300 words)
  3. At this time how would you describe your short-term, post-MBA goal in terms of industry, function, geography, company size and/or mission and how does it align with the long-term vision you have for your career? (200 words)

Remember: We are not reading your responses with a prescribed or “right” answer in mind. We want to get to know you, not us. These questions are our opportunity to begin to get a sense of your voice, your perspective, your experiences and your writing ability. In fact, how you choose to answer a particular question is often as insightful as what you choose to write about. The best essay responses are those that are responsive to the question but also authentic and genuine. Whenever possible, show don’t tell.

One of our favorite application tips involves this feedback stage – when you share your responses with your friend, don’t tell them the prompts (at least initially). See if they can guess the questions based upon your responses. If they can, you are well on your way to finalizing your answers!

【2023年入学用】University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Essay Questions

Wharton Schoolのエッセイ課題も発表されました。

ESSAYS FOR THE 2022-2023 APPLICATION CYCLE

The Admissions Committee wants to get to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself. For additional essay writing resources, see the essay tips article!

Essay 1: How do you plan to use the Wharton MBA program to help you achieve your future professional goals? You might consider your past experience, short and long-term goals, and resources available at Wharton. (500 words)

Essay 2: Essay 2: Taking into consideration your background – personal, professional, and/or academic – how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions to the Wharton community? (400 words)

Required Essay for all Reapplicants: Please use this space to share with the Admissions Committee how you have reflected and grown since your previous application and discuss any relevant updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

Optional Essay: Please use this space to share any additional information about yourself that cannot be found elsewhere in your application and that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. This space can also be used to address any extenuating circumstances (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, areas of weakness, etc.) that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (500 words)

Please note:

  • First-time MBA applicants and re-applicants are required to complete essays 1 and 2.

さらには、同校サイトではEssayを書く上でのTipsについて言及しています。
3 Tips for Writing Your MBA Admissions Essay – MBA Program (upenn.edu)

1. Write Out Everything Before You Worry About Word Count

“What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA?” is a lofty question. The Admission Committee is asking you to bridge the last 4-10 years of your life to the goals of your next 30 years, on paper, in under 500 words.

You’re probably thinking, “How can I possibly convey everything important about me and my career choices in only 500 words?!” The answer is, you can’t. But, you can edit it down to show the highlights.

2. Connect the “Three Career Dots”

What have you done to date, what unique things do you already know, and what do you have still to learn? How can Wharton help you and how can you help the Wharton community? How does that all connect to your goals post-MBA?

I was an engineer who discovered a passion for connecting with consumers and meeting their needs. I’m Hispanic and have a passion for bringing the importance and potential impact of minority groups to the forefront. Although I had good analytical skills, I didn’t know anything about marketing or strategy, and it just so happens that Wharton has the best marketing faculty in the world.

For me, the Marketing and Operations major played to my strengths and developed my weaknesses. And since I feel strongly that good communication makes for great leaders, I wanted a program that taught me how to be a better speaker and developed my soft skills as much as my quantitative ones. Wharton would not only help me learn how to connect with consumers, it would develop me into a strong brand manager who could lead multi-national businesses.

Keep in mind that you are writing your essay for Wharton, not just any MBA program. It is pretty easy to tell if you spent a little time looking into why the school is the right fit, how you can leverage its resources, and how it will transform you as a business leader. Wharton is unique and your essay should reflect that.

3. Be Yourself

The Admissions Committee is looking to understand more about you and your unique personality and how that can ultimately contribute to the Wharton community. We are a student-driven campus and need each and every MBA to bring something to the table. Tell them how you, specifically, will make an impact.

This tip is important for editing as well. Incorporate feedback up until the point that you feel like it diminishes your voice. Don’t let revisions scrub your personality out of your writing. This isn’t an admissions essay, it’s your admissions essay.

Now you’re officially out of excuses. And almost out of time. We can’t wait to hear from you!

【2023年入学用】Cambridge Judge Business School Essay Questions

Cambridge, Judge Business Schoolよりエッセイ課題が発表されました。
Here are the main essay questions on the Cambridge MBA application:
Apply to the Cambridge MBA – Postgraduate Degree Programmes

  1. Please provide details of your post-MBA career plans. The statement should not exceed 500 words and must address the following:
  • What are your short and long term career objectives? How will the Cambridge MBA equip you to achieve these?
  • Looking at your short-term career goal, describe the research you have done to understand how this industry/role/location recruits MBA talent and what they are looking for in a candidate?
  • How do you meet the requirements of your short-term career goal? What preparation are you doing now?

2. Describe a difficult decision that you had to make. What did you learn from this and how have you changed as a result? (up to 200 words)

3. Describe a time where you worked with a team on a project. What did you learn from the experience and how might you approach it differently today? (up to 200 words)

4. If you could give one piece of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be? (up to 200 words)

【2023年入学用】Columbia Business School Essay Questions

出願締め切り日と一緒にEssay Questionsも発表されました。
MBA Application Requirements | Columbia Business School Academics

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:

  • “Work in business development for a media company.”
  • “Join a strategy consulting firm.”
  • “Launch a data-management start-up.”

Essay 1

Through your resume and recommendation, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next three to five years and what is your long-term dream job? (500 words)

Essay 2

We believe Columbia Business School is a special place. CBS proudly fosters a collaborative learning environment through curricular experiences like our clusters and learning teams, co-curricular initiatives like the Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership, which aims to equip students with the skills and strategies necessary to lead in an inclusive and ethical manner, and career mentorship opportunities like our Executives-in-Residence program.

Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you academically, culturally, and professionally? (300 words)

Essay 3

Tell us about your favorite book, movie, or song and why it resonates with you. (250 words)

Optional Essay

If you wish to provide further information or additional context around your application to the Admissions Committee, please upload a brief explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or personal history. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)

これで、Harvard, ColumbiaとM7 Schoolのうち2校から締め切り日とエッセイ課題が発表されました。進学希望校のウェブサイトは定期的にチェックしていきましょう。

【告知協力】AT Karney:MBA/海外大学院留学前壮行会のご案内

数年の実務経験を積んだ後、ビジネススクールや海外大学院に進学し在学中に就職活動をされる方のための 採用情報をご案内します。

MBA/海外大学院留学前壮行会のご案内

MBA/海外大学院留学前壮行会をオンライン配信いたします。 留学を機に将来のキャリアとして戦略コンサルティングを検討されている方、話を聞いてみたいという方も是非お気軽にご参加ください。MBA以外でも海外大学院留学予定の方も歓迎致します。

【日時】
6/2(木) 19:30ー21:00 JST

【実施方法】
オンライン

【申し込みURL】
https://hrmos.co/pages/kearney/jobs/0000017/apply
締め切り:5/30(月)10:00 JST

<本件及び海外大学院採用全般に関する問い合わせ先>
E-mail:Recruiting.Japanmba@kearney.com

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大学院留学を志されている方の中には、すでにご家庭を築かれている方もいれば、留学前にご結婚予定の方もいらっしゃるのではないでしょうか?

留学にご家族を同伴した場合、家族はどのようにして過ごすのか、学業と家庭生活との両立はできるのかなど、アメリカの大学担当者と日本人留学生がお話されます。

セッションは、日本語で行われます。質疑応答の時間もあり、留学されるご本人だけでなく、
ご家族の方もご参加いただけます。

■日時:2022年5月18日(水)12:00-13:00

■内容
12:00-12:05 開会の挨拶
12:05-12:25 アメリカの大学が家族連れ留学生に対して提供しているサービス
について〜スタンフォード大学を事例に〜
12:25-12:45 お子さんを連れてのアメリカ大学院留学(コロンビア大学に通う日本人留学生による
経験談発表)
12:45-13:00 質疑応答

■実施形態:オンライン

■使用言語:日本語

■申し込み
https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/7a31f2d5169366

■参加費:無料

◎詳細は下記をご確認ください。
https://americancenterjapan.com/event/202205187994/

【告知協力】PwC Strategy& MBA 留学前セミナーのご案内

この度はビジネススクールへのご入学、誠におめでとうございます。

PwC Strategy&東京オフィスでは、今秋ビジネススクールにご入学される方々及び
現在ご留学中で一時帰国されている方々を対象に、オンラインセミナーを下記のとおり実施いたします。

将来的なキャリアの選択肢の一つとして戦略コンサルティングを考えていらっしゃる方に向けて、弊社の業務内容や特徴のご紹介、サマープログラムのご紹介をいたします。弊社からのプレゼンテーションや MBA 経験のある社員のパネルディスカッションなどを予定しておりますので、皆様の将来的なキャリア検討に向けた場として、またネットワーキングの場として是非、ご活用ください。

渡航前でお忙しい時期かと存じますが、是非お気軽にご参加ください。

尚、当日のご参加が難しい方も、ご応募いただけましたら今後、継続的にリクルーティング関連のご案内をいたします。

~ FY22 PwC Strategy& 壮行会のご案内 ~

■日時: 2022 年 5 月 19 日(木) 19:00~20:30 (JST)
■内容:
・ Strategy& のご紹介
・ サマープログラムのご紹介
・ 私費対象者:サマーインターンシップ
・ 社費対象者:プロボノインターンシップ
・ フルタイムのご紹介
・ MBA 社員のパネルディスカッション
■会場: オンライン(※状況により変更となる場合は別途お知らせいたします。)
■対象: 2022 年中にビジネススクールにご入学内定の方、現在ビジネススクールにご留学中の方
■応募方法: 弊社採用 HP 募集要項|Strategy& (force.com)よりお申込みください。
※席に限りがありますため、お申込み多数の場合は抽選とさせていただきます。予めご了承ください。
※お送りいただいた個人情報については適切に管理し、弊社の採用活動以外には利用いたしません。

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多くの皆様のご参加、心よりお待ち申し上げております。

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自分について語る

2023年秋入学に向け、アプリカントの方々の多くはテスト対策に注力されているのではないでしょうか?そして、そうした(おそらく)全ての方々は、MBA Application Materialsの中で何が重視されるのか、自分がどう評価されるのか気になっていると思います。各校が発表しているClass Profileというデータがありますが、そのデータ上に記載されているテストスコア、GPA(評定平均値)に達していたとしても、合格が保証されるわけではありません(時として不合格になることさえあります)。

MBA受験は加点法で、各種出願用書類、テストなど多数項目の合計ですので、「これが特に重要」という項目はありません。アプリカントはエッセイを通じて自分のキャリアパスの次のステップとして海外MBA教育が必要であることを伝えることができ、同じスコアや似たようなバックグラウンドを持つ他のアプリカントとの差別化を図ることができます。審査官の立場に立ってみますと、アプリカントが思い描いている考え(目標)や、そうした考えを持つにいたった経緯(過去の経験とパッション)を知ることができます。GMATやGREのような学力判定試験への対応に苦手意識を感じている方々も、エッセイ課題への回答を通して自分に対する審査官の印象を変えていくことが可能です。そう考えますと、エッセイ課題へ対応することは、各個人が本当の自分について語る機会と言えますね。