Your academic record, GMAT scores, and GPA are important factors in the MBA application process. But, more than that, business schools ultimately care about who you are and whether you would be a good fit for their program.
This is where a personal background essay can help you shine. You can demonstrate your values and personality, the obstacles you’ve overcome, and how your life has shaped you into the person you are today. You can demonstrate your talent and win over the admissions committee — all in just one essay.
All of that can be overwhelming, particularly when you don’t know where to start.
So how do you write a personal background essay that is engaging and professional while still representing the core of who you are?
Read the sample personal background essay below and see how one student won over the adcom and got into their dream MBA program.