Prompt: Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led to your decision to pursue an MBA at the Wharton school this year. How does this decision relate to your career goals for the future?
Sample MBA Essay for Wharton Throughout my life I have observed two distinct career paths, my father's and my uncle's. My father completed his engineering degree and secured a government job in India, which he continues to hold to this day. My uncle's path began similarly; like my father, he earned an engineering degree. My uncle, on the other hand, continued his education by moving to the United States to earn an MBA, then started his own venture and became a successful businessman in Los Angeles. Evaluating their experiences helped me understand what I wanted from my life and create a master plan for my career. While I appreciate the excitement, flexibility, and independence my uncle has in his life, I value my father's proximity to his family and culture.
In May 2011, Airbnb acquired a German competitor, Accoleo. This takeover , as well as other similar acquisitions, launched the first international Airbnb office, in Hamburg .  In October 2011, Airbnb established its second international office in London .   Due to the growth of international users , in early 2012, Airbnb opened offices in Paris , Milan , Barcelona , Copenhagen , Moscow , and São Paulo .  These openings were in addition to existing offices in San Francisco , London , Hamburg , and Berlin .  Airbnb announced in September 2013 that its European headquarters would be located in Dublin.  Prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics , Airbnb acquired London-based rival CrashPadder, subsequently adding 6,000 international listings to its existing inventory. This acquisition made Airbnb the largest lodging website in the United Kingdom . 
About Eisenstein and other very old movies... yes, they were important, and they invented a lot of the things we take for granted these days... but they are hard to watch. Like when the soldiers march up the stairs in Odessa, it is supposed to be the first time someone cut close-ups of just boots (as far as I remember) but the scene takes forever. A modern audience gets it much faster and gets bored quickly because everything is taking sooooo long. It's like "yeah I got it, they are marching up the stairs, now please stop showing it!" :)