Essay strategy for a personal essay

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Essay strategy for a personal essay

by siamr » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:45 am
Here is the essay prompt for W.P Carey School of Business,

If you had to create a short video/slideshow highlighting your most memorable moments to date, what 5 moments would you choose? What song would you use as your theme song and why? (250 words or less)

What strategy should i follow while writing essay for this question ? Any suggestions?


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by MargaretStrother » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:21 pm
This essay is similar to the Haas "song" essay and other creative-style essays that NYU and Booth have used in the past. I'd recommend a combination of leadership and personal moments, so that the school gets a sense of who you are outside of the workplace as well as your achievements as a leader. Show a bit of your soft-side, but not totally.

For the song, there's no wrong answer here, but a song that is meaningful to you because of an event or person in your life might deliver more added value than inspiring but generic songs that others will likely choose (i.e. the theme from "Rocky"). When a school asks this kind of question, they're concerned with "fit", what you will add to the group, so the more unique and personal you are -- within the bounds of taste and relevance, of course -- the better.

Good luck!
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