THIS A VERY EASY ESSAY SET, IF YOU ARE AT ALL INTERESTED IN UCLA, APPLY! Assuming you are working on other schools, this one should not take particularly long. Especially if you are applying to Booth, CBS, or Stanford, this one should be particularly easy to do. In the previous two years, UCLA had a video/audio presentation as part of the application, but they have now dropped it. So much for innovative approaches to the MBA admissions process!
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I have taken the questions and instructions from UCLA's website:
1. Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words)
1. What events or people have had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why? (750 words)
The question would seem to require the discussion of multiple events or people. Hence this essay will likely consist of 2-4 separate stories each which establish the connection between your character and some person or event in the past.
If I were counseling a client on this topic, I would start by asking, "What do you really want UCLA to know about you?" After that has been established, the key issue is finding a way to connect that to this question. Knowing where you end up, that is to say reverse engineering the topic, is likely to yield an effective answer in a fairly efficient manner.
It is entirely possible that if you are applying to University of Chicago, your answer to this question, will be similar to Booth Essay 2.
The Anderson School is also very focused on entrepreneurship. If you are at all interested in entrepreneurship, pay special attention to the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies web page.
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