• HBS Essay题目怎么写?

    HBS题目大家写的怎么样啦?马上deadline啦,发一篇旧文,给大家一个对照和思路。

    HBS题目大家写的怎么样啦?马上deadline啦,发一篇旧文,给大家一个对照和思路。

    这篇文章出自BeBeyond培训师juanjuan.

     

    惊讶地发现今年HBS的新题目居然跟BeBeyond Workshop的第一节课内容一样——Introduce yourself(在我们课程中也被称为Say Hi). 忍不住上来说两句, 给大家两个方向吧:

     

    1.简短

     

    HBS自己说的:

     

    It’s just about as straightforward and practical as we can make it. It’s useful. You will actually be introducing yourself to classmates at HBS.

     

    Essay题目更加简单、直接、实用,你的Essay也一样!

     

    场景是:This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your closecompanions in the first-year MBA classroom. 想想面对90个人的第一次自我介绍(而且这90个人是HBS的精英少年,珍惜时间,对别人也有很高期待),不sharp的人、没料的人将自动被忽略。

     

    在HBS,这个环节实际的操作方式是:先5个人小组的自我介绍,再由5个人中的代表向全班做本组5个人的介绍。所以你要介绍的内容,也得比较容易被别人记住,甚至复述出来。

     

    当然我相信真的申请的时候,申请人一定会写出短的(比如就是1分钟Say Hi 50个词的)和长的(比如500字)两种Essay。所以我们姑且认为这两个路子都可以走。但当你决定写一个超过1分钟的Say Hi的时候,请一定想清楚,你拿什么才能让耐心读下去多出来的那一大堆内容的人,不会不耐烦甚至后悔?要么是你最有价值的东西,要么是对了解你非常非常重要的东西。而往往你会因为怕吃亏、纠结、不自信,讲了很多很多,但这是要付出代价的。

     

    2.简短的基础是充分的自我认识

     

    HBS也希望完成这次申请是一个一箭双雕的过程:

     

    截取自招生官文章:

    For you- an opportunity to pause and reflect. Stopping to reflect and gather your thoughts in writing is a useful exercise.

     

    设计BeBeyond MBA Workshop的时候,把Introduce yourself放在第一节课和最后一节课。其考虑也跟HBS非常吻合:1.它是自我认识的集中体现 2.它是团队合作的基础 3.它很实用,是每一面试的开场白。能做好Say Hi才能做好申请。好的Say-hi,都是有“内在逻辑”的。

     

    我在课堂上观察到的Say Hi,有三个阶段:

     

    第一阶段:讲一些最基本但是没有任何价值的信息:“我哪儿毕业,学什么的,在哪个公司”;和一堆客套话“希望和大家成为朋友”。

     

    第二阶段:讲出一些有意思,不一样的料来。我们很多时候会“哇!你真的干过这个!?”

     

    第三阶段:讲出代表自己的内容。我们会“嗯~~ That's you!”

     

    总而言之,这篇Essay非常适合果断、自信、有经历、同时有合作意识的人来写。如果你不幸是个习惯于面面俱到,或者平时循规蹈矩的好学生,写这篇的过程就会很痛苦。那么,你就必须要完成一个系统地自我梳理过程,而且要训练自己的表达、甚至决断力

     

    好消息是HBS希望让申请人觉得这个Essay更加容易,HBS的形象在申请过程中也变得更加平易近人。从5月14日blog专门拆分出 Direct from the Director (更客户导向的名字叫Waiting and Wondering) 能明显看出HBS这一动向:让申请更简单,对申请人更加透明。任何人想要申请HBS只要写一篇自我介绍就好了。想想似乎没有比这个更加容易的申请了。但HBS不管多么friendly, 永远都是期待你给出直接的、自信的答案。

     

    HBS Blog的Essay题目原文

     

    There is one essay question for the Class of 2018:

     

    It's the first day of class at HBS. You arein Aldrich Hall meeting your "section." This is the group of 90 classmates who will become your close companions in the first-year MBA classroom. Our signature case method participant-based learning model ensuresthat you will get to know each other very well. The bonds you collectively create throughout this shared experience will be lasting.

     

    Introduce yourself.

     

    Note: Should you enroll at HBS, there will be an opportunity for you to share this with them.

    We suggest you view this video(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5R41F7d9Q)before beginning to write.

     

    Direct from Director

     

    要提醒大家的是,读招生官写得文章,不要总想去“破”题,在字里行间挖掘隐藏的线索,他们绝不会暗示你要向我展示什么特定的经历或者说出什么话来我就录取你了。请你认真去理解他为什么会这么出题目,进入他设定的“氛围”,让他带着你去思考。你想到的答案和方向往往是最有价值的。

     

    Yes, it’s “new”... but most of you are embarking on this business school application journey for the first time too!

     

    Why do we like it?

     

    • It’s just about as straightforward and practical as we can make it. It gives you a chance to tell your story however you choose. Imagine simply saying it out loud. This is what wemean when we’ve been encouraging you to use your own “voice” when approaching this part of the application. We have nopre-conceived ideas of what “good” looks like. We look forward to lots of variance.

     

    • It’s useful. You will actually be introducing yourself to classmates at HBS.

     

    Why did we drop the “optional” option?

     

    • We were trying to signal that the essay wasn’t The Most Important Element of the application so we thought saying “optional”might accomplish that. But, this season, every applicant submitted a response. We get it. You want to tell us things.

     

    Tell us again what the essay is for?

     

    • For you: an opportunity to pause and reflect. Business school is abig experience - it’s exciting, it’s an unknown, it’s a beginning, it’s an investment in your future. Stopping to reflect and gather your thoughts in writing is a useful exercise. That’s not just our opinion - it’s what we hearfrom students all the time.

     

    • For us: a chance to get to know you beyond the elements of the application that feel fixed and stationary. Can also be a starting point for interview conversations?

     

    From JuanJuan