Do not submit your optional essay because you feel the quality of your earlier essays is improvable – in which case you should actually redouble your efforts in the earlier essays and leave the optional essay alone.Use the NYU Stern optional essay to explain shortfalls in your application which you feel are truly detrimental to your candidature.Stern’s medium sized program (400 students) often lends itself to lifelong relationships and Stern’s essays aim to establish program fit as they review your candidacy.
If not, attempt the NYU Stern optional essay only if you feel that your essay will improve the factual and material strength of your application.
Do not submit your NYU Stern optional essay as an addendum to any of your essays.
Discuss how an MBA from Stern will uniquely prepare you to accomplish your goals.
If there are classes or student groups that are crucial to your career goals, feel free to weave them into this essay.
Ideally these goals would be beyond the immediate post-MBA goals, they would be part of your career vision.
Show that an MBA program from Stern is your means to get to your career vision.
Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements: A brief introduction or overview of your "Pick Six" (no more than 3 sentences). A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.
In the growing digital and multimedia usage for both professional and personal expression, NYU Stern takes a step to incorporate the same as a medium to get to know you and evaluate your 'fit' with the school.
While there is no wrong way to answer this, here are some suggestions: • Let your pictures tell a story by threading a common theme throughout • Demonstrate fit with Stern and NYC • Show your uniqueness. Do you have experiences where you’ve had to work through difficult situations?
Is there something particular to you (talent, interest, passion) that you want to share? Focus on the Character portion of the ‘3 C’s above’ • Do you give back? Can also tie to ‘Character’ • Get a little silly – there is nothing wrong with demonstrating your personality Just by its presence in Greenwich Village, Stern is all about a unique view of the world where brains and character matter.