Cornell Johnson Essay Analysis 2021-2022 康乃爾大學詹森商學院

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Cornell Johnson 是常春藤盟校之一,因此受到不少矚目,雖然這間商學院不位在大城市,每年僅招收約280個學生,但也因此同學之間感情非常好。Cornell Johnson 今年除了 Goal Statement 之外,改為只有一題 essay,R1 申請截止日為10月12日,R2為2022年1月5日。

Essay #1

Goal Statement

A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout the admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience. To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long term goals by completing the following sentences and answering the enclosed short answer question (350 words maximum):

Immediately post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) [Role] at [Company] within [Industry].

Targeted Job Role:

Target Job Company:

Industry:

In 5–10 years post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) [Role] at [Company] within [Industry].

Targeted Job Role:

Target Job Company:

Industry:

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How has your experience prepared and encouraged you to pursue these goals?

第一個 essay 還是關於職涯規劃,題目上很清楚的希望申請者用簡短的字數,寫出短期、中期職涯目標,再寫你已經有的技能、為什麼能夠達到這些目標,以及你的動機 (why),而這個 why 可能包含產業趨勢,以及自身興趣來源。這題的重點是,把自己現有的技能,與 Johnson 可以帶給你的知識、網絡,與中期職涯目標連結,設想你覺得自己如果表現良好,畢業後5-10年會做什麼工作,或升遷到什麼職位。(推薦閱讀:要申請 MBA,職涯規劃比考好 GMAT 更重要!

記得 CBS 的提醒嗎?「我們手上已經有你的履歷、也有你的推薦信,所以別再重複裡面有的資訊了!」這裡,Cornell 也希望大家用350字形容職涯目標,以及動機,所以不要趁機在這一題寫一大堆過往的豐功偉業,而是言簡意賅地形容,你從這些已經在履歷表、推薦信出現過的成就,學習到什麼,而這些經驗如何直接影響你未來職業的選擇。Essay 是拿來講 “why”, “how”,不應該只有 “what”。(延伸閱讀:為什麼要念MBA ?這會是你最初、最重要也可能是難回答的題目

Essay #2

Impact Essay

This essay is designed to explore the intersection of engagement and community culture. Our students and alumni share a desire to positively impact the organizations and communities they serve. To help you explore your potential for impact, we encourage you to engage with our students, alumni, faculty, and professional staff before submitting your application. You may choose to connect with them via email or phone or in person during one of our on-campus or off-campus events. As you seek their input and insight, please be respectful of their time and prepare a few discussion points or questions in advance.

Impact Essay Prompt:
At Cornell, our students and alumni share a desire to positively impact the organizations and communities they serve. Taking into consideration your background, how do you intend to make a meaningful impact on an elite MBA community? (350 words maximum)

Cornell Johnson 是一個很重視 commitment 的學校,畢竟該校地點在比較偏遠的 Ithaca,常常其他學校的學生都會開玩笑,說 Ithaca 只有五間酒吧,我想,這就是為什麼學校常常會出這一題 why Cornell + 貢獻學校 (contribution) 的 essay;而且特別希望申請者在寫這一題之前,找在校生、校友多聊,認識學校,所以我也常常幫助我的學生,與 Cornell Johnson 的校友,在臉書上認識,約 zoom 聊天。(推薦閱讀:認識校友好處多多,但你一定要問「好的問題」

如果想就這一兩年社會現象下筆的申請者,可以討論你過去一些社團活動、志工經驗,認識是在公司內部的特殊專案,你如何關懷社會、貢獻一己之力,而在這樣充滿挑戰的一年,甚至不確定你申請上之後,這些挑戰還存不存在,所以你過去實際上幫助他人的行為,你為什麼要做這些事、怎麼做、產生什麼影響力,這樣的經驗,怎麼幫助現在世界面臨的困境,如果你申請上以後,想要發起什麼活動,幫助 the Johnson community。(推薦閱讀:2019-2020申請回顧:越動盪的年代,越要展現MBA注重的領導力!

如果過去有 mentor 學校學弟妹、公司實習生的經驗,或者有在公司內部、志工活動提倡 women empowerment 的經驗,未來要如何幫助學校的同學,畢業後要如何回饋學校、社會,甚至有些申請者確實有在過去幾個月,試著盡一己之力幫助身邊的人,我有學生用他在社交媒體上的號召力,啟動了一個 hashtag 來幫助身邊的親友,度過疫情的焦慮,也有學生關懷弱勢團體,為種族歧視的抗爭盡一分力;這些表現,就很能在這篇文章裡面,展現自己的領導力、社會關懷。(同場加映:為世界注入正能量!社會企業課程正夯,MBA名校也學得到

OPTIONAL ESSAY

You may use this essay to call attention to items needing clarification and to add additional details to any aspects of your application that do not accurately reflect your potential for success at Johnson (350 words maximum).

If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application and candidacy since the last time you applied for admission. Please also review our Admissions Policy for additional information about re-applying (350 words maximum).

 

Application Deadline:

  • Round 1: October 12, 2021
  • Round 2: January 5, 2022
  • Round 3: April 12, 2022

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