Most universities ask for a résumé as a part of their application. This is especially true in case of business schools. The résumé is an opportunity for the applicant to showcase his or her academic profile, accomplishments and work experience in a simple format to the admissions officer. This helps the admissions officer assess the applicant’s merit amongst other students applying for its programs. The résumé also serves another purpose: business schools want to assess a candidate’s chances of employment after graduating from their program.