Interested in applying to graduate school? If so, you're probably on a collision course with those wondrous (and perhaps terrifying) personal statements and other admissions essays. If you're like me, the thought of writing essays and being judged on my accomplishments caused a few heart palpitations. It's not easy to communicate your abilities in writing, to do so in an engaging way, and to convey a clear sense of purpose. And perhaps you are wondering, 'What is my purpose anyway'?
Take comfort in the fact that there is an art and a science to writing admissions essays in a way that effectively communicates who you are and where you’re headed. Both the art and science can be learned, and the process itself can help you better understand yourself and your future interests.
In this 90-minute class, you will:
Note: For those interested, a follow-up class may be offered on identifying your professional purpose.
Erik is an experienced admissions counselor with a focus on MBA programs, however he has also consulted on public policy, medical, PhD and undergraduate admissions. Erik is direct in his coaching style and believes that applicants are at their best when they convey a strong sense of self-awareness and purpose. Erik has an MBA from MIT Sloan, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Erik was previously a leadership researcher at MIT and leadership teaching assistant at the Kennedy School and has remained passionate about helping others achieve their goals through personal leadership.