Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips from our exclusive admissions consulting partner, mbaMission.
MBA admissions committees try to identify applicants who are constantly active, challenging themselves in all spheres of their lives. So, not only are extracurricular and community service activities powerful in showing an MBA candidate’s benevolence, but they also help create the impression that the applicant is constantly pursuing goals and is therefore predisposed to success.
Our partners over at mbaMission recently wrote a post about what it takes – and doesn’t take – to get into a good business school. Based on data released by top business schools like HBS and Stanford, many would be surprised to find that graduating from a non-Ivy school does not decrease their chances of acceptance. As Jeremy Shinewald puts it:
The admissions committees are more interested in your performance “ academic, professional, volunteer, personal “ than your pedigree. Further, the admissions committee is interested in diversity. We don’t feel that we are going out on a limb stating that Wharton does not want and cannot have a class of 850 UPenn undergrads, because they simply want the best potential business leaders out there and thus must jump into a much deeper pool.
You can read the full post here.