Most MBA applicants, especially to top schools, have to face their insecurities at one time or another. The competitive nature of the MBA application process often leads you to silently wonder “do I have a chance of getting in?” or “how can I get in?”.
If this nagging self-doubt sounds (or feels) familiar, then you’ll want to pay attention to this post.
Lizabeth Cutler, Stanford’s Assistant Director of MBA Admissions, posted an interesting article featuring Stanford GSB Professor Deborah Gruenfeld. According to Professor Gruenfeld:
“Overcoming … self-doubt starts with honestly assessing one’s abilities and shortcomings, then getting comfortable enough to capitalize on — and correct — them.”
Lizabeth goes on to reinforce how appropriate this line of thinking is for your MBA application:
“The more honest your self-assessment, the more likely you are to apply to the right schools *for you,* and the stronger your applications will be. What’s more, that self-reflection will dramatically improve your MBA experience–you’ll know why you are here, what you want from the experience, and be a step ahead in the process of transforming yourself as a leader …”
Read on for useful advice on what to do “when the doubts creep in,” by clicking here.