Fall 2020 Application Essay Questions Essay #1 (Required) – What is your specific, immediate short-term career goal upon completion of your MBA? Please include an intended position, function, and industry in your response. (word limit: 100) Essay #2 (Required) – Please draft a letter that begins with “Dear Admissions Committee” (word limit: 600) This letter is meant to be your personal statement that provides the Admissions Committee with an understanding of your candidacy for Marshall beyond what is evident in other parts of your application. This essay is purposely open-ended. You are free to express yourself in whatever way you see fit. Our goal is to have an appreciation for and an understanding of each candidate in ways that are not captured by test scores, grades, and resumes. Essay #3 (Optional) Please provide any additional information you would like the admissions committee to consider. (word limit: 250) Please note that I need to discuss with you what needs to be discussed in those essays because its for USC admission. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 562-280-6221. I can pay more if it is necessary.