MIMS Admissions: Resume

It is in your best interest to take the time to craft your professional background into an organized and well-written resume. Resumes should be a succinct, honest account of your proudest professional experiences and accomplishments, and should clearly highlight your career progression.

Although our students have an average of five years of work experience, the admissions committee is not looking at quantity, but rather the quality, richness, and breadth of your work experience. We value and appreciate a diversity of backgrounds in the program, and we accept candidates with a wide range of work experience.

Treat your resume like a snapshot of your work experience, and then use your essays to delve deeper.

Tip #1

Your resume should be clear and concise. We recommend you aim for a 1–2 page resume organized chronologically by your most recent job.

Tip #2

Share your impact. Resumes for industry jobs tend to describe responsibilities rather than impact on a company — and impact is what we really want to learn about.

Tip #3

Don’t include industry jargon or acronyms that someone outside of the field might not recognize. Instead, spell things out for us — from your acronyms to your professional development and impact.

Last updated:

December 3, 2021