Hello FacePalmist, thanks for your question.
Sounds like you’re on the right track!
This sounds like a cliché, but just follow your passion and continue to make an impact. I always tell applicants that their competitiveness – assuming their quants are in line – comes down to the quality of their work experience. Applicants need to draw upon “moments” when they truly led: influenced individuals and organizations, drove results, took initiative. To the degree that you can find opportunities to have those experiences, you will be on the right track. Of course, you should be doing this in and out of work (or, for you, academics). Programs love to see well-roundedness , and that your leadership extends to all arenas of your life.
Regarding your post-MBA goals, definitely know what you specifically want out of an MBA (as opposed to general business skills, which a lot of applicants say). Paint a picture that cohesively ties together your past, present, and future. And, demonstrate to the admissions committees that your desired career path necessitates an MBA.
Again, I think you’re on the right track. If you would like further assistance, mbaMission
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