In what role do you see yourself working immediately after graduation? Why? How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this? How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? (500 words)
This is a goals essay with a slight deviation from the norm. This LBS application question is one of the few essays Business School essays that sharply zoom into your immediate post MBA job. LBS clearly wants a logical career progression that connects your past, present and future with the LBS MBA. Please review the second LBS essay before answering because some of the motivation and the goals story might be more appropriate there than in this first essay.
Focus on your short term professional plans with a vengeance because LBS wants to test the credibility, logic and achievability of your dreams and its (and your) fit with LBS. Having a clear goal in terms of job profiles and also companies would be to your advantage. In fact it is preferable that you be specific, so that a multi-point argument that leaves no loose ends can be constructed. A background about how you have selected this job/function/company/industry and why it is important to you will help.
In addition to telling LBS why you want the job, you also need to answer "why LBS" in the essay. List all the reasons why want to learn at LBS and how it will further your chances for your post-LBS dream job. Ensure that the essay provides logical and well-supported reasons this question. This is the time where your extensive research for your Business School short-listing process comes in handy.