Today, January Stayton, Administrative Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T), discusses the M&T essay. Continue reading for insight and information.
2013-14 essay: “Discuss your interest in both engineering and business. How might Penn’s coordinated dual-degree M&T Program help you meet your goals? Please be sure to address in some depth the specific nature and extent of your interests in both engineering and business.”
“As Penn’s oldest coordinated dual-degree program, the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) has been igniting the interests of applicants passionate about the integration of business and engineering for over 30 years. M&T students earn degrees from both the Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, graduating with internship and research experiences across management and technology, meaningful relationships within the M&T and Penn communities, and endless opportunities to impact the world as innovators, engineers, and leaders in business.
When crafting the M&T essay, applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on their specific interests within business and engineering while articulating what the intersection of the two means to them in a very personal way. Successful applicants in the past have addressed these points utilizing examples of personal experience, such as concrete leadership, research, and academic involvement, or future goals, such as the connections or innovations they hope to explore between disciplines that touch management and technology.
Remember, specificity, depth in approach, and attention to the central notion of integrating management and technology are essential to this essay. For more information on the program, current students, and alumni paths, we encourage you to review the M&T blog and M&T website.”
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