First, there is no reason to dread your label or your group. Most applicants will fall into one group or another, and that fact shouldn’t hold you back from expressing why, despite your common label, you are quite an uncommon and unique candidate. And yes, this applies to Indian IT males too.
Think about it this way—if all b-schools cared about were labels and demographics, then there would be no need for MBA application essays, letters of recommendation, or business school interviews. They would simply request your census information, a transcript, and maybe your MBA resume,
The purpose of the admissions process is to allow the adcoms an opportunity to get to know you as a human being —beyond labels. It’s your job to show the adcoms that you are not simply another face in the crowd of Indian IT males , management consultants, engineers or high-powered investment bankers, but that you are a unique, category-less INDIVIDUAL.
To do this, you must focus on ways you will contribute to the MBA classroom mosaic—not through your run-of-the-mill background or work experience, but through your personality, interests, impressive achievements, hobbies, strengths, passions, and talents.
Please visit Accepted’s new Diversity in Admissions 101 to view advice on how you can stand out in MBA admissions and contribute to MBA classroom diversity, despite an overrepresented profile.
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