Writing a letter of intent for MBA School
MBA schools never feel so unique and desirable, as at the time devoted to reading applicants’ letters of intent or personal statements. Letters of intention may consist of obligatory documents or one of the topics for essay writing. The main question you have to answer is why exactly you are the most suitable candidate. Each MBA school has its own requirements and points that must be highlighted in personal statement and you can find them on schools’ sites or miscellaneous blogs.
In spite of the differences in writing a statement of purpose for MBA school, some steps should be followed anyway:
- Read carefully more then once requirements and samples, if given: you have no right to miss any detail.
- Start your letter with providing brief notice where you heard first about this school and explain in details why it grabbed your attention: here you can show your acquaintance with school’s history and its philosophy.
- Be specific in depicting your skills and strengths, because excellent educational background is a plus of more then half of all applicants.
- Emphasize the qualities you want to develop and how B-school can mediate in this process.
- Talk about your goals and future plans, underline how they are bound with business school and focus on the contributions you can make to the development of B-school and its image.
- When you feel unconfident about your application: low GPA or GMAT scores, short work experience or problems with essay writing, letter of intent is a wonderful opportunity to explain these shortcomings. Your self-description should portray you as a purposeful and dedicated person, who has no fear towards failures and problems: he is lifeless that is faultless.
- Personal statement is also a demonstration of your communication skills. Be convincing and simple: common erudition will impress, but too long and complicated sentences will be intended as a showcase.
- Be sure that your letter of intent can’t be sent to several business school, because it was written only for a specific program.
- Proofread. It is better done by the third side: friends, parents or college professors.