Admissions Essay

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The Pantheon, the Egyptian Pyramids, and the Great Wall of China are all examples of architectural masterpieces that have stood the test of time. One of the major reasons these structures have endured for so long is that they are built on strong foundations. Thus, when I compare this basic tenet of architecture to the basics of an education, there is a clear lesson derived. The importance and the need of a strong intellectual infrastructure in order to construct a life's work. For this reason, I wish to attend Your University.

Your University has a reputation for excellence, an unparalleled tradition, and an extensive core of resources and expertise that will provide me with the skills, insight and perspective to become successful. I believe that your MBA program will permit me to develop the business insight required for a qualitative and quantitative understanding of today's marketplace. My long-term goal is to attain the knowledge and skills through education and work experience to build a virtual architectural enterprise by integrating architecture, 3D modeling, and electronic business.

A customer using this service will have the capability to create floor plans for residential homes or additions, and get an estimated cost for labor and materials from sources in their local vicinity.

Throughout my academic career I had the challenge of maintaining a full time job and going to school full time. When most students were leaving the architecture studio at 12am I was just arriving. My schedule taught me many valuable lessons about time management and dedication.

My rewards along the way have included a scholarship from the National Science Foundation, Architectural Department recognition as Outstanding Student, Second Place in a Design Competition from Walt Disney's Imagineering, and more. My father taught me that excellence comes from a willingness to work hard and...