Along with academic excellence, the USC Marshall MBA program is characterized by a powerful global network with special emphasis on the Pacific Rim, a close-knit and passionate community, and a strong regional presence.
Your essays should show how you will both fit in and contribute in this dynamic environment, and the questions provide interesting opportunities to do so.
Once you have your list of ideas, you should begin creating a general structure for your essay without committing to sentence structure and grammar.
Once you are satisfied with a structure of content for your essay, begin writing your first draft. Also, be sure to display all of the reasons why you are an excellent candidate; this is not the place for excessive modesty. Bear in mind that you do not have to narrate your experiences and achievements chronologically; you can start with some intriguing recent moment of inspiration, and then move backwards.
However, writing chronologically can help tour essay stay organized and focused.
You could open with a bold, declarative statement, or an interesting detail or anecdote. USC Pre-Graduate School Advisors via email or appointment2.
Neglecting to address a specific question or failing to follow directions about page or word limits, are unlikely to impress.
Usually you will be asked fairly generic questions about your qualifications and aims for graduate school.
Therefore, you might find a way to weave that in if you choose question 3.
On one hand, question 3 is the easiest to answer, because you could simply narrate the story behind the interesting day/moment and conclude with a brief reflection about why it was “most interesting.” The question literally asks for a story.