Sop _Statement of Purpose by gateway2mba2012


									                      Sop (Statement of Purpose)
A MBA statement of purpose (sop) or MBA personal statement is the most powerful element in
your admission quiver where the admission committee seeks to see the spark in you .It is a large
set that encompasses all your characteristic traits, It is the sum total of your personality. So it is
vital for you to jot down every tit bit of what you are made of, in your SOP.

So, your MBA statement of purpose (sop) or MBA personal statement, should give an answer
to many questions about the kind of person you are, your Intelligence as well as Emotional
Quotient, the story of your achievements and failures, leadership and people management traits
.The stumbling blocks in your life, and how you overcame them. How you have grown as a
person. Why are you doing MBA, why now, which types of colleges are you applying to and

But to that dream college of yours, sadly you are not the only one who is applying .Until the
committee chooses you, you are just one of the lot. And the only way for you to catch the
attention of them is when your statement is powerful enough to portray your spirit. It should
contain the quality and novelty of your ideas along with the fire within you to make them real. So
you need to muse over what you intend to write again and again. It is always advisable to write
down your own ideas and take the help of a professional essay editing service, to make it look
more eloquent and competitive.

So before you pen your ideas down here are some tips to do it methodically. Depending on the
flow of your story you can prioritize these points in order of your description.

Your academic achievement : Every committee will desire students with an excellent academic
record, i.e. your Undergrad and Grad score along with your GMAT score. But no need to fret if
you have been an average student throughout, you can always highlight something else to make it
even. Say you did well at a particular subject or you excelled in your class presentations, or your
ability to prepare projects has own you accolades.

Professional accomplishments: Its not a perfect world, not are we. The admission committee also
does not expect you to be good at every sphere, Finance, Banking, HR. Then there will be
nothing left to learn. The admission committee expects you to be good at any particular sphere,
which is logical to your career aspirations. You can show through your work experience.

Personality traits : Every committee will desire students with multifarious traits. you need to tell
them your achievements where you have shown exceptional managerial ability, your
Interpersonal and communication skills, your Leadership abilities and how you are a team player.
Cite all these with proper examples .Keep in mind that you don’t have to write something that the
admission committee wants to hear. Rather make it real and write a credible story.

Your short term and long term career goal :This must a logical progression to your academic
achievements as well as professional experience. And there should also be credibility in your
future plans along with your predetermined path through which you want to reach there.

Extracurricular skills with examples: Every admission committee wants to take such students who
will enrich their multicultural environment. For e.g. one students who knows ballet has a better
chance of being selected over another student who is academically and professionally equal, but
has no extracurricular activities. So whatever that keeps you glued in your free time, be it charity,
music, camping, trekking, river rafting, anything, you need to explain it. It will surely help your

Why this school: You need to show your genuine interest in the school as well as in the program.
You also need to justify why you prefer this school over others. It may be the curriculum, student
community , international network, location of the school, world class faculty .Whatever it is
you need to justify how much value the school will add to your life.

Your expectation from the MBA program: You know yourself the best. You know your
achievements and failure. So what you aspire to learn from this program, and how do you think
the college will help you in your career progression, both professional and personal.

What can you contribute to the community: Every student is expected to add to the richness of the
class . You need to prove that you have something that others will be benefitted from. Your
mastery over academics, or your analytical and problem solving ability, how you are good at
managing a team, or if you have mastery over many languages. You can also write how you can
contribute to the class through your soft skills.

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