We are more than happy to provide one-on-one assistance with this highly personal essay to ensure that your efforts over the past year are presented in the best light possible.
The Next Step—Mastering Your UCLA Anderson Interview: Many MBA candidates find admissions interviews stressful and intimidating, but mastering this important element of the application process is definitely possible—the key is informed preparation.
UCLA wants to see that you’ve held leadership position(s) and they want you to talk about them.
Every student must write four essays, but choose from eight prompts.
You need to demonstrate that you have dedicated just as much thought—if not more—to why you want to study at UCLA Anderson as you have to where you want to go in your career.
Think carefully about what you need to learn or experience (with respect to skills, network, and knowledge base) to be able to reach your stated aspirations and then detail which specific resources and opportunities at the school you believe will allow you to do so.All this minimization might tempt more candidates to consider taking advantage of the school’s optional essay, but Anderson specifies that this submission is for “extenuating circumstances” only, so applicants need to be prudent about doing so.Read on for our full analysis of the school’s essay questions for 2019–2020.Meanwhile, its 300-word “short answer” question from last year about candidates’ passions has been replaced with a 250-word submission on a characteristic applicants share with Anderson’s student community.Even the school’s reapplicants must contend with a stricter limit on what they can share with the admissions committee, now that that essay has been cut from 750 words to 500.UCLA Anderson wants to know that you have been actively striving to improve yourself and your profile, remain focused on your goals, and have seized available opportunities during the previous year, because an MBA from its program in particular is vital to you.The responses to this essay question will vary greatly from one candidate to the next, of course, because each person’s needs and experiences differ.However, if you truly feel that you must emphasize or explain something that would render your application incomplete if omitted, write a very brief piece on this key aspect of your profile.We suggest downloading your Reapplicants: (For applicants who applied for the MBA program in the previous two application years.) Please describe your career progress since you last applied and how you have enhanced your candidacy.Avoid going into excessive detail about your past, but be sure to offer just enough information to provide context and support for your stated goals so that the progression from one stage of your professional career to the next is clear and reasonable.Once your goals have been firmly stated and contextualized, explain how being a UCLA Anderson MBA student is key to your achieving them.