RICE UNIVERSITY ESSAY Analysis 

RICE UNIVERSITY ESSAY 1

Describe your short-term and long-term goals, and how the MBA will help you to achieve those goals. Include in your discussion: Why is now the appropriate time to pursue an MBA and why are you interest interested in obtaining a Rice MBA?

RICE UNIVERSITY ESSAY 1 Explanation

  • Personal statements ---short & long term goals –specific role, industry etc.
  • Generalization to MBA, how will it facilitate the aims, specific key areas & gaps which will be filled by pursuing MBA.
  • Specifically then the RICE MBA ---action learning project, electives etc.
  • why NOW –the time need you want to have a MBA degree now---explain briefly about your past, current & future professional aims, with MBA at this juncture in your career (how it will accelerate your aspirations)

RICE UNIVERSITY ESSAY 2

Required for all applicants- Choose one of the following essays* (Maximum 500 words):

    • What is the best mistake you have ever made? Include its impact on you and how it altered your view of the world.
    • Describe a defining moment or event that changed your life.

RICE UNIVERSITY ESSAY 2 Explanation

Part 1:

What is the best mistake you have ever made? Include its impact on you and how it altered your view of the world.

  • The best mistake ----should be a mistake from which you have learnt & have grown as a person.

  • The before & after approach of what you were before event/incident & what the mistake & feedback from (whomsoever from your manager, from your relative /cousin) taught you.

  • The transformation after it…with a clear demarcation of change of perspective & views, which shows that you are ADAPTABLE and are not RESISTANT TO CHANGE.

  • Don’t expose your worst mistake made in your life, which had no learnings, but instead a MISTAKE which taught you something, & left behind a change forever.

  • This can either be personal or professional.

  • This is an OPPORTUNITY to show your receptiveness to your SURROUNDINGS.to other PERSON”S INPUTS etc.

Part 2:

Describe a defining moment or event that changed your life.

  • Part 1 of this question, can also be the answer to this question, but should be presented more sensitively. (In terms of its mark on your life /how it transformed you as a person.

  • Again no right or wrong answers for this.

  • Defining moment can also be occasions of triumph, when you are recognized in terms of Leadership, teamwork etc.

  • It can also be an event (either success or failure) which taught you a great virtue.

  • Since there is not much word limit—500 words—one can explain well.