Put your best application forward: Polishing your goals statement

As you put the finishing touches on your graduate application, we’d like to share a few tips from our School of Management admissions staff.   Collectively, they estimate that they’ve reviewed hundreds of thousands of applications, essays and resumes.  Here’s a few tips they have on …

Polishing your Goals Statement
Tell us about your professional plans and career objectives.
You don’t have to write a lot… just 750 to 1,000 words.

  • Include things like your personal qualities and development and how they have influenced your career choice.
  • Outline your reasons for pursuing this particular degree in relation to your academic background and professional work experience.
  • Tell us where you hope to be in your career five or ten years from now.  How do you plan to get there?
  • Share your reasons for selecting George Mason University.  This really resonates with us!








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Janet Palmisano

Janet Palmisano is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions team at the George Mason University School of Business.

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