There is no need to talk about your immaturity when you already have a solid reason of traveling 3 hours away from school every day to pursue your passion for hockey. Your responsibilities as a captain of the hockey team and the amount of time you took in traveling every day hardly left any time to study. But your failing grades did work as wake up calls , so you took charge of your academics and have not looked back since then. Quite a convincing story for optional essay.
Aim for 750 GMAT score and you are good to go.
I hope it helped.
That definitely helps. Some more questions:
- I've noticed on this form that the Indian It/Eng is a tough demographic. I am Canadian, with Asian/Caucasian heritage. Will this demographic hurt, help or not affect my chances of admission?
- I've also read that being the first member of my extended family to receive a university degree could be advantageous for my application. Is this true, and how would I go about mentioning this in some relevant way?
Once again, thanks a lot.