In Laymen’s Terms

When describing your job in your admissions essays, using industry terms and abbreviations can make it difficult for the AdCom to understand your accomplishments. Since the education and career backgrounds of AdCom members are generally different from those of MBA candidates, they may not be familiar with language that those in your industry consider commonplace.

Asking yourself the question “Would someone outside my industry understand this sentence?” can help you phrase your job responsibilities and accomplishments in a clear and approachable way.

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