I'll be applying for HBS 2+2 at R2.
I'm from a polisci/IR background with internship experience in the aerospace/defense industry and related EC.
In addition to this, I am French (born and raised and uni in France).
In the HBS essay, I was considering focusing a lot on that French/European background, talking about how I believe a strong integration and/or partnerships within the defense/aerospace industry is a way to get France & Europe out of economic stagnation, and how I would achieve it - or try to - if I were to be in a leadership position.
Do you think this kind of "grand vision" or "grand strategy" is a good idea, or will it be seen as me being a bit full of myself/over my head ?
Because I really don't feel like discussing anecdotes, and I think my French-European background might well make the difference when competing when profiles of smilar quality.
Any idea on that ?