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Hobbies [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 06:11
Hi Team,

Many thanks for your great contribution to this forum. :-D :-D

I have trouble understanding word "Extracurricular Activities" in MBA Application context. It is causing Extra confusion to present in application

1.Are hobbies considered as Extracurricular activities? Like contributing to Wikipedia, Web Designing, Blogging etc?

2.Does occasional business/Tax advising qualify as Extracurricular even if they RELATE to my field of work?

3.Is contributing to NGO/Association only considered as extracurricular? I mean participating in structural organized way Or Voluntary personal acts too?
I mean in Non-NGO activities may not
- be organized, structural, regular
- impact society or have great cause
- give scope to display leadership/team management skills as adcoms may want to see?


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hoodi2121 wrote:
Hi Team,

Many thanks for your great contribution to this forum. :-D :-D

I have trouble understanding word "Extracurricular Activities" in MBA Application context. It is causing Extra confusion to present in application

1.Are hobbies considered as Extracurricular activities? Like contributing to Wikipedia, Web Designing, Blogging etc?

2.Does occasional business/Tax advising qualify as Extracurricular even if they RELATE to my field of work?

3.Is contributing to NGO/Association only considered as extracurricular? I mean participating in structural organized way Or Voluntary personal acts too?
I mean in Non-NGO activities may not
- be organized, structural, regular
- impact society or have great cause
- give scope to display leadership/team management skills as adcoms may want to see?


Regards,
Hoodibaba


You're very welcome. thanks for the feedback. To answer your questions.

1. Yes. However, the most valuable (from an admissions perspective) extra-curriculars usually allow you to show leadership and interpersonal skills.
2. No. Unless you're doing it for a community service organization, those activities are part-time employment.
3. I don't understand #3. Extra curricular activities include sports, arts, participation in religious organizations and a host of not-for-profits. Mostly, it requires commitment and dedication.

Please see http://blog.accepted.com/2013/04/11/doe ... ra-credit/ and http://blog.accepted.com/2011/3/3/mba-a ... ctivities/ .

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