Essay tips for ISB 2009-10

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leaves a lot for room of aberrations that can be camoflaged under ‘creativity’, essay writing and especially for ISB essays leaves you with little room and few words for that.

ISB usually has 3 main essays, 1 optional essay and 1 scholarship essay.

While the optional essay and scholariship essay have remained the same for the last few years the main essays are presented with slight variations with almost the same intent. This time the 3 essays are –

1. Give 3 reasons as to why you should be selected to the class of 2011. These reasons should ideally differentiate you from the applicant pool and should be backed with some data. (300 words max)

2. Describe a challenging assignment you have handled (at work or outside) to date. What were the challenges and how did you handle them. What were the personal learnings you derived from this assignment. (300 words max)

3. Briefly assess your career progression till date along with your assessment of your future career goals. Discuss how your career goals will be met by the ISB’s one year program.

We must not only understand but believe that these essays are asked to be written not for testing a candidate but for knowing the candidate to judge the fitment.

ISB Essay 1 tips: For essay 1, introspect and truly figure out what makes you a unique individual. The uniqueness in you may stem from purely abstract things such as ‘Taking Responsibility for my actions’ or from quantifiable things such as ‘Excellent record as a sales person’. Whatever it may be, I should be evident in some of the activities that you have undertaken and it should also translate into something valuable for your colleagues to learn from you.

ISB Essay 2 tips: Essay 2 is about how you distinctly you can define the challenge you faced. ‘Challenge’ is relative but your essay should adequately justify why you thought of a situation as one. The challenge could be in our professional or personal life. You may also like to identify the consequences the challenge could have on people associated with you or the society or the larger group in general. The idea is to show that you have analysed all the aspects of the situation. Mention how you met the challenge and what was your learning in the process.

ISB Essay 3 tips: Essay 3 is the key essay. You have to be clear on why you want to do MBA – why at this point of time in your career, why from ISB and what is it that you are looking to change in your profession by doing an MBA. This essay will be really critical for your selection in ISB.

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