Yes, I meant to say work experience, although part of the leadership experience business schools look for occurs at work (for example managing others, etc.).
With regards to improving your leadership experience, the best way is to find an area you are passionate about, and to look for opportunities there. Here are 3 examples from former clients:
Client 1: Enjoyed painting as a hobby until she accepted an investment banking job out of college. She felt she had no time to become involved outside of work. She rekindled her interest in art when she became involved in a company company-sponsored fundraising initiative. She designed t-shirts to raise extra money and unite the team.
Result: She showcased her artistic talent and interest, became involved in a great cause, and demonstrated creativity and leadership.
Client 2: Was on the swim team throughout high school and college. She decided to mentor through coaching a middle school swim team. Developed Consequently, she developed meaningful relationships with the kids on her team and ended up learning a great deal from them.
Result: She showcased athletic interests and found a personally meaningful way to give back to her community. Highlighted important coaching and motivational skills.
Client 3: Struggled with learning English in Israel. Started an English Public Speaking Club in Israel and grew it over the course of four years.
Result: Highlighted a creative approach to solving a personal problem. Came up with a solution that helped others as well. Demonstrated leadership and ability to get things done.
Hope this was of help tbull.
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