MBA Application Essay: What's Been Your Tougest Challenge?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 30, 2010

Reader R Malhotra asked: “What are the different/ best ways of addressing the essay topic: ‘what has been the toughest challenge you have ever faced’? Would be great if you can suggest ‘breadth of topics/ examples’ that can be covered under this, rather than the approach. One knows that its important to highlight why a certain situation was challenging and what one finally learned from it.”

We posed the question Sara Neher, director of admissions at UVA Darden. Here’s what she had to say:

Click here to visit UVA Darden’s Full-Time MBA profile.

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August 29, 2011 7:31 AM

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