MBA Admissions Tips for Engineers

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Engineers are attractive to business schools because they often have project management and hands-on managerial experience supervising employees. This is particularly the case for those who have been line managers. The challenge for engineers is that their recommenders may not always be as savvy as those coming from consulting or investment banking industries. Therefore, to be on the safe side, candidates from engineering backgrounds have to vet the writing skills of their recommenders. Although I never promote writing your own recommendation letters, unlike consultants and banking professionals, who are adept in the nuances of the recommendation letters, it is important to sit down with the engineer recommender and provide key information about your achievements and your brand.

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