Both the tone of this prompt and the examples of potential topics the candidate might address suggest that this essay will be best used to address liabilities or extenuating circumstances related to one’s application rather than to provide “bonus” information to the adcom. Candidates with questionable quantitative records, gaps in employment, or unusual recommenders should take advantage of this opportunity to offer explanations or outline plans to address potential issues. As is always the case with this sort of response, the comments in this essay should be straightforward and fact-focused, offering explanation without making excuses and humbly suggesting other areas of your candidacy that might compensate for identified weaknesses.
Graduates from McCombs receive competitive salaries and are solicited by some of the best companies in the world. In addition, a huge advantage that McCombs graduates have is the fact that Texas has so many companies based in the state, as well as large regional offices of those based elsewhere. Given these companies look to hire MBAs regionally (for example, Oil & Gas Investment Banking Divisions), their first choice is naturally to recruit from the McCombs School of Business which, in turn, insulates McCombs graduates from the job market that other graduates are facing in markets where there is more concentration of top business schools (for example, New York)." Furthermore, despite the recent economic downturn, McCombs has continued to maintain a very high job placement for its graduates due to the booming Texas job market. Top recruiters at McCombs historically include PriceWaterhouseCoopers , Ernst & Young , Deloitte , KPMG , Bank of America Merrill Lynch , JP Morgan Chase , Credit Suisse , Dell , Citigroup , Boston Consulting Group , Microsoft , Chevron , and BP . 
The researchers found that one of the main reasons behind the performance gap in technically oriented classes was the students’ background. After examining reported interests in both admissions applications and career counseling inventories, the researchers found that female students are more inclined toward the “poet” interest profile, while male students are more inclined toward the “quant.” For top MBA programs, this means that from the first day of class, male and female students come in with different interests, aptitudes, and experiences that will need to be addressed in order to break gender norms.