The great reduction in essay count continues. This time, it’s MIT Sloan, which has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the 2013-2014 admissions season. Not only did Sloan cut its essay count by one this year, but it also dropped its famous cover letter from its application. The admissions committee has gone with two all-new essays this year, although it’s clear that the school really still looks for the same attributes in its applicants. Here are MIT Sloan’s deadlines and essays for the 2013-2014 application season: MIT Sloan Admissions Deadlines Round 1: September 24, 2013 Round 2: January 7, 2014 MIT Sloan Admissions Essays The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities. (500 words) Describe a time when you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone. (500 words) When you think about how to approach these essays, pay special attention to this advice taken from MIT Sloan’s admissions website: “Please limit the experiences you discuss to those which have occurred in the past three years.” Even when business schools don’t explicitly state this, you should assume that they’re far more interested in your very recent experiences than they are in what you did back in college. The more recent, the better. Ideally these stories will come from your professional career, but they don’t need to as long as they are recent and demonstrate the attributes that Sloan wants to see. Want to know how to get into MIT Sloan? We break down your application strategy for this school and dozens of other top-ranked MBA programs in our industry-leading book, Your MBA Game Plan , now in its 3rd edition. And, be sure to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! The post MIT Sloan Admissions Essays for 2013-2014 appears courtesy of MBA Admissions Blog by MBA Game Plan .
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