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Harvard Essay question [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 10:33
Hi Alex,

For HBS optional essay 3, "Tell us about a time in your professional experience when you were frustrated or disappointed ", can I use the experience from my graduate research ( I have an MS from US) and the relationship with my research supervisor in the initial days ? The situation involves a frustrating experience initially because of clash of different work cultures, misplaced expectations etc. Once we worked these out, we had a very productive working relationship.

My question boils down to : does the graduate research experience count as 'professional' for MBA application ? Thanks.
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Re: Harvard Essay question [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 10:40
Not really. By talking about your graduate work, it would suggest that your professional experience to date isn't dynamic enough (because if it was, you would've used examples from work).
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