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Georgetown / McDonough Deadlines and Essay Topics 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 Georgetown / McDonough deadlines and essay topics have been announced!

This year’s deadlines are below:

Round 1
Deadline: October 15, 2011
Notification: December 15, 2011

Round 2
Deadline: January 5, 2012
Notification: March 15, 2012

Round 3
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Notification: May 15, 2012

This year’s essays are as follows:

Essay One: Limit – 1 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
State your short-term career goal immediately following graduation from the Georgetown MBA program.  What skills have you developed on which you will build?  What skills will you need to develop?

Essay Two: Limit – 1/2 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
State your long-term career goal.  How does the position you describe in Essay One serve as a building block for your long-term career goal?

Essay Three: Limit – 1  1/2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt font
Describe the essence of who you are both personally and professionally.

Essay Four: Limit – 1/2 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
Service and community engagement are a way of life at Georgetown, following the University’s tradition of women and men for others. How have you demonstrated service to others?

Optional Essay One: Limit – 1/2 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
If you are not currently employed full-time, use this space to provide information about your current activities.

Optional Essay Two: Limit – 1 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included.

Optional Essay Three: Professional Achievement Essay,  Limit – 1/2 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
If you would like to be considered for a Georgetown MBA Professional Achievement Scholarship, address your greatest accomplishment(s) in your chosen field and explain why you should be selected for this scholarship. Include any relevant professional awards/recognition received by your employer or industry.

Re-applicant Essay (Required for Re-applicants Only) – Limit – 1 page, double spaced, 12 pt font
How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally. In addition, please update the Admissions Committee on your short-term career goals following graduation from the Georgetown MBA program.

For more information, visit McDonough’s admissions website.

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