Cornell Essay and Recommendation Questions – 2014-2015 Intake

Essay Questions

Cornell Johnson MBA 2014 – 2015 Application Essays

Essays Required for All Applicants You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. In 1000 characters or less, please write the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. Note: approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

Targeted Job Type What is the job that you would like to have immediately upon graduating with your MBA? (1000 characters)

Post-Collegiate Activities List community activities (clubs, church, civic, etc.) and professional associations you contributed to since graduation from college. Please include the organization name, your role, hours dedicated, elected offices held, and dates of participation (1000 character limit).

Collegiate Activities and Employment List your extracurricular activities while in college in order of importance to you. You may include details about your positions and the time commitment, honors or awards received, and dates of participation. The list may also include part-time and summer employment held while in college. Please list your employer, job title, responsibilities, hours per week, and the dates for each position (1000 character limit).

Hobbies and Activities Please describe any hobbies or activities that hold special significance for you (1000 character limit).

Optional Essay Complete this essay if you would like to add additional details regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate record or test scores) do not accurately reflect your potential for success at the Johnson School. (1000 character limit)

Park Fellowship Essay If applying for the Park Fellowship, please answer the essay question below. What is your greatest example of leadership and what personal qualities helped you succeed in that role? (1000 character limit)



Please verify your information and provide answers for the additional questions.

Comment on the following topics when constructing the letter of recommedation:

  •  Strengths and outstanding qualities
  •  How applicant gets along with others
  •  Oral and written communication skills
  •  English language ability if English is not the applicant’s native language
  • Areas of improvement (weaknesses)
  • Anything else you would like to say about the applicant

Please write on company letterhead if company policy allow and also note that a one page recommendation letter is sufficient. Please upload the letter of recommendation at the bottom of this form.

How long have you known the applicant?*

Do you have any connections with Cornell or the Johnson School?


Overall Recommendation*

Please upload recommendation letter