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M.E.T. Supplemental Essay Prompts

 

Freshman Admissions

The Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) program seeks inquisitive, self-motivated students with a passion for finding and solving big problems.

The following essay question is designed to provoke honest, thoughtful responses to help us get to know you. It gives you the opportunity to provide unique information about yourself, your interests and reasons for applying to the program. In addition to content, essays are evaluated for writing and critical thinking ability, skill in organizing and presenting thoughts, and the relevance of your answer to the question posed.

“Describe how the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program in Engineering and Business at UC Berkeley will help you to achieve your goals and how your background and/or experiences may be a good fit for this program.” Your response is limited to 350 words.

Continuing Student Admissions

The following essay questions were created to provoke honest, thoughtful responses to help us get to know you. They are framed within the context of The Haas School of Business’s four Defining Leadership Principles and the College of Engineering’s mission and vision and give you the opportunity to provide unique information about yourself and your interests. These essays are the principal means we have of gaining insight about you and your reasons for applying to the Berkeley M.E.T. Program. In addition to content, essays are evaluated for critical thinking and writing ability, skill in organizing and presenting thoughts, and the relevance of your answers to the questions posed.

All applicants are required to answer question A and to choose either topic B or C. The Admission Committee does not have a preference for either question B or C. They are given equal weight in the review process. Essay D is optional. 

Required Essay A: (500 words maximum) Describe your post-undergraduate goals. Why is the Berkeley M.E.T. Program essential in helping you achieve these goals?

Tip: We understand that both Haas and COE have world-renowned reputations and faculty, strong alumni networks, and that majors have priority access to business and COE courses. Aside from these factors, why do you feel that studying both COE and Business is a necessary step in pursuit of your immediate post-undergraduate goals? You are not required to include a detailed post-undergraduate plan, but you should address how the Program will help you to achieve your goals broadly.

 

Choose either Essay B or C: (500 words maximum) 

Essay B: Describe a time when something important to you did not work out as planned. How did you respond and what did you learn from the situation?

Tip: If you applied to M.E.T. as a freshman, this is an opportunity for you to share with us what has been enhanced since then.

Essay C: If admitted to Berkeley M.E.T. how would you help develop a sense of belonging for classmates from diverse communities? What challenges do you anticipate and how will you respond to them?

 

Optional Essay D: (500 words maximum) Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application?

Tip: Use this essay to explain academic issues, grade disputes or personal/family/medical circumstances you want the Admission Committee to be aware of. This year there are unique circumstances impacting applicants to Berkeley Haas. You may also use this essay to discuss how you’ve been impacted by matters such as the pandemic, social unrest and/or natural disasters.

 

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