The Johnson School at Cornell University has announced the deadlines and essay prompts for the 2012-2013 full-time MBA application cycle.
Deadline: October 17, 2012
Deadline: November 28, 2012
Notification: February 20, 2013
Deadline: January 30, 2013
Notification: April 3, 2013
Deadline: March 27, 2013
Notification: April 24, 2013
The essay questions are divided into three parts:
Part I: Career Choice Essay (300 word maximum)
How would you characterize your career since college?
This is not your job description or complete history of your work since graduating (we already ask for that in the online portion and can see this on your resume). You need to choose the most important elements that show your initiative, contribution, leadership and results achieved.
Part II: Career Goal Essay (400 word maximum)
Tell us about your short and long term career goals.
Please show you have a clear direction for your goal post-MBA. Good essays will emphasize what an applicant wants to do while at Johnson and how you will use this experience to accomplish your goal.
Part III: Character Essay (400 word maximum for chosen question), please choose one of the following to write about:
a. You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.
b. Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed and tell us what you learned.
c. What does diversity mean to you and how will you contribute to the diversity of our community at Johnson?
According to a recent update on the admissions blog, the 2012-2013 application will go live at the beginning of July.