Columbia Business School and Essay

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Version 1 Client Name Jennifer Target School Columbia University Essay Question What are your short-term and long-term career goals How will the Columbia Business School MBA help you achieve these goals Essay Type Future Goals / School Fit Actual Word Count 791 Target Word Count 1000 First Submission of Essay with Editors Comments My diverse professional experience since college has included financial brokerage, commercial banking and defined contribution consulting. My goals have evolved through experiencing in those diverse settings, and my goal now is to obtain my MBA from the Columbia Business School and to join a prestigious finance organization with the eventual goal of owning my own consulting firm. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 1In selecting a career I have always been told to figure out what you like to do and then make a career out of it. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 2 Eight years ago, armed with this bit of philosophy, I set out to find out what I like. Before entering college, I came to the realization that my interests lay in business. My courses in business were the ones I always looked forward to, and my business projects and presentations were the most challenging and rewarding of all my undergraduate course work. Upon graduating, I interviewed with, and was offered several enviable positions with well-known firms in New York City. I forewent those offers and decided to join Anderson Stevens as defined contribution analyst.As a defined contribution analyst with Anderson Stevens and The Johnson Companies for the past two and a half years, I have developed a solid foundation in teamwork, analytical and problem solving skills. I work in a group that currently has four members. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 3 The success of the group relies on the extraordinary amount of cooperation from each of us. As a junior member of the team, I am able to contribute to the group in several ways including, managing and accurately completing multiple requests with short turnaround times, gathering and conveying information from client, collecting and calculating data, maintaining databases, and strengthening my own foundation of knowledge to be used as a resource. However, while I am an excellent team player, these experiences provide expansive career opportunities in consulting, I have reached a plateau in developing the analytical and management skills necessary to achieve my goal.Being a successful leader of an organization, I have to learn all aspects of organization outside of defined contribution such as marketing or system administration. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 4 I have found that I need to overcompensate for my soft appearance in order to get my point across. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 5 By attending Columbia Business School, I will gain exposure to both theories and practices in the worlds financial center. I will attain a deeper understanding of management concepts and be able to apply those concepts to real life situations on the job. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 6 I hope to improve my negotiating skills and to gain more experience in getting group members to carry their own weight. At the same time, I do not want to be a tyrant. To be effective, it is important for a manager to maintain the proper balance of power and compassion. Only in this way, will I be able to lead a team of people to realizing the goals of the firm.Following a successfully completion of my MBA program, I would like to seek a position in a prestigious finance organization. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 7 Because of the excellent preparation of the basics Columbia will have provided me, I will excel among my peer and eventually climb up the corporate ladder. HYPERLINK javascriptvoid(0) Comment 8 After excelling in all aspects of the defined contribution, I would like to start with consulting in the area of retirement services and eventually expand my business to other areas of