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Mendoza Notre Dame MBA 2017-2018 Essays Mendoza brings a challenging but very interesting set of essays this year. Each option better than the other, so make the best use of it and showcase your strengths and passion for Mendoza.

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay OPTION 1. At Mendoza, we encourage our students, faculty, and staff to Ask More of Business. We embrace a threefold commitment to achieve this goal:
- Greater Good
- Effective Organizations
- Individual Integrity
Tell us about an experience in which you lived out one of those values.

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay OPTION 1 Tips.

Mendoza is a values-driven school and looks for students that share certain core elements of the values and would fit well with the culture of the school.

When writing about your experience, be sure to give context, describe challenges or conflicts and how you overcame them. Also clearly show the outcome/ results and how the experience has shaped you and possibly your values and outlook on life.

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Mendoza Notre Dame Essay OPTION 2. The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C, with a mission to become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country”. In 1879, Father Sorin's vision for Notre Dame appeared to be at a sudden, abrupt end. A massive fire destroyed the building that housed virtually the entire University. Instead of giving up, Father Sorin interpreted the fire as a sign that he had dreamed too small, and decided to rebuild, bigger and better than ever. That Main Building still stands today, topped by the gleaming Golden Dome, not only as an iconic campus building, but as an ongoing symbol of perseverance and vision.

Tell us the story of a time in your own life or career when you had to overcome an obstacle, start over, or rebuild.

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay OPTION 2 Tips

For this essay, the school is asking you to give an example of a failure or a challenging time you have experienced. As in most failure essays the key to getting it right is to begin your thought process about how you overcame it. Choose an example with inspirational learning - a significant and credible incident that has left it's mark on you. Mendoza, with it's admirable focus on the individual, wants to know your personal reaction to the event and the lessons you learnt from it. If the essay convincingly portrays a person who can face difficulties, overcome challenges, learn from mistakes, handle pressure, understand complex situations and continuously learn, you might have written the perfect essay. Never forget that the failure essay is in reality meant to be a success story where you learnt, improved and readied yourself to be a better professional, better leader and (perhaps!) a better person.

While the qualities that you reflected while fire-fighting the incident or it's aftereffects remain the core reason for the essay, please take care to choose a failure that is "real".

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Mendoza Notre Dame Essay OPTION 3. We seek students who will become active, engaged members of our student body. Tell us about how you were able to make an impact at your alma mater, in your workplace, or in your community.

A clear and committed response about how you have contributed to your past organizations is required here.

You can talk about one significant achievement OR take a thematic approach. If you are selecting one event- then make sure to pick something that has had far reaching impact on your place of engagement. The personal story could be about a community service involvement, an initiative you led, mentoring someone in your family, deciding to live your life a certain way, taking a less-popular stance on a controversial topic.. and many more such options. More than what you talk about, it is critical that you show WHY it was so important for you and how it has made the world a better place because of you.

Mendoza Notre Dame Optional essay. The Notre Dame MBA Admissions Committee will accept supplemental essays from applicants who wish to provide additional information that has not been captured within other areas of the application. For example, applicants with low undergraduate GPA's may address any circumstances surrounding their performance or applicants who have been dismissed from school may want to consider addressing that issue. Ultimately, we will accept supplemental essays on any topic that you feel is important to the Committee and not contained or explained fully within other portions of the application. Please keep all submissions to one page, typed and double-spaced. 

Mendoza Notre Dame MBA Essay Tips 2015-2016, 2016-2017 

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay 1

Your responsibility as a lifelong member of the Mendoza community is to Ask More of Business - to exemplify individual integrity, organizational excellence, and a concern for the greater good. How do you plan to do this in your professional career? Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 2 pages.

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay Tips

Mendoza believes that amid the rapidly transforming technology and business landscape the only thing that endures is a solid foundation. A set of key principles which govern your life and business will hold strong despite the changes. For this business school proudly based on Catholic teachings, a core foundation is: seeking greater good. Notre Dame believes that businesses have immense power and opportunity to make tremendous positive social impact. How will your business or career path achieve that?

This is not a standard goal essay. You will have to introspect and identify the core principles of your professional life. Show with examples what has driven your career choices and what you aspire to pursue in future connects with Mendoza's mission statement. Go beyond the purely professional ambitions and skill sets and career goals and show the heart and soul of the path you want to pursue after MBA from Mendoza College of Business.

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay 2

Effective business communication is a central skill for managers and visual presentations are an important and frequent method of communication. Demonstrate your ability to clearly, concisely and persuasively communicate important information by telling us about yourself using a short slide presentation

Mendoza Notre Dame Essay Tips

Before getting into the technicalities of the slide presentation, first contemplate what is that you want to tell the Mendoza adcom? What strengths and unique aspects of your background and personality you want to highlight? Look at it in terms of a complete application package and think strategically about what more will enhance the quality of your application and chances of admission?

This is your opportunity not only to differentiate yourself but also to show 'fit' with Mendoza community. It would greatly help to review the core values of Mendoza's culture and see if there is resonance of those values with your own.

In addition to technical guidelines that come with the essay prompt, review Mendoza's detailed guide for creating effective PowerPoint presentation (takes a while to load).

Please consider the following guidelines when creating your presentation.

- You are free to cover any material about yourself that you think would be of value to the Admissions Committee.

- Please use whatever software programs you like to develop your presentation but note that the only acceptable formats for upload in the online application system is Adobe PDF.

- There is a strict maximum of FOUR slides, though you can provide fewer than four if you choose.

- The slides that you submit will be printed and added to your application file for review by the Admissions Committee. As a result, only text and static images will be seen. Videos, music, hyperlinks, etc will not be conveyed and should not be included. Color may be used.

- Your goal is to clearly, concisely and persuasively convey key information. Slides will be evaluated on these dimensions and not on graphic or presentation elements. Notes pages will not be accepted. You should plan to convey your entire message on the actual slides themselves.

Mendoza Notre Dame Optional Essay

The Notre Dame MBA Admissions Committee will accept supplemental essays from applicants who wish to provide additional information that has not been captured within other areas of the application. For example, applicants with low undergraduate GPA's may address any circumstances surrounding their performance or applicants who have been dismissed from school may want to consider addressing that issue. Ultimately, we will accept supplemental essays on any topic that you feel is important to the Committee and not contained or explained fully within other portions of the application. Please keep all submissions to one page, typed and double-spaced.

Mendoza Notre Dame Optional Essay Tips

Although the adcom gives example of weaknesses, don't be mislead to talk only about the negatives. You could write this essay if you need to detail certain impressive contributions or qualities that you could not capture in the other essays. If showing certain aspects of your personality, career or life adds to the value to your application, you could write this essay. Do not write this essay if you think quality of rest of your application is suboptimal. If that is the case, improve your other essays first.

Alternately, use this essay to explain shortfalls in your application which you feel are truly detrimental to your candidature. Absence of recommendation from current supervisor, areas of underperformance (academic or professional) or events which stick out (gaps in your resumes or second MBA) or application issues (reapplications) can be commented on if you have explanations that are intelligent and credible.

Whether you decide to showcase your strengths or address your weakness, it might be better to not do both of these in the same space. Pick one aspect that you think will truly enhance your application.

           
           
 

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