Illinois M.B.A. graduates are in great demand in a variety of companies and industries. The following organizations hire Illinois M.B.A.'s each year: AT&T, Cisco Systems, Ernst & Young, Exxon-Mobil, LG Corporation, Nalco Company, Peabody Energy, Robert Bosch, Sears Holding Corporation, and U.S. General Services Administration.
9. What are some of the most common mistakes that applicants make that hurt their chances of being accepted?
Some common student mistakes include:
—Not completing application on time
—Not being responsive to calls or E-mails from the admissions staff, current students and/or alumni
—Appearing overly nervous during the interview
—Submitting an application with numerous spelling or grammatical mistakes (or with another school name in the essays)
—Not personalizing the essays to include why Illinois is a good fit
10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?
A perfect applicant to the Illinois M.B.A. program:
—Demonstrates a pattern of making a positive difference wherever they go (undergrad, work, community service, etc.)
—Has quality work experience (pattern of increasing responsibilities, management experience, exposure to international business, if possible)
—Went to an excellent undergraduate institution and earned a high GPA
—Scored well on the GMAT
—Is regarded by co-workers, subordinates and superiors as a team player
—Has excellent communication skills
–Knows what they want to accomplish while earning their M.B.A.
—Knows why Illinois is best suited to help them achieve their goals
—Demonstrates a strong work ethic, can-do attitude and desire to seize all opportunities afforded to M.B.A. students at Illinois