Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 03:19

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Using sports experience to display leadership?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2013
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

Using sports experience to display leadership? [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 03:16
I was an athlete on a university sports team and I'm looking to use this story as an answer to one of the essay questions. The essay asks for leadership experience and challenges that I faced. People recommend using sports stories to convey these, but after a period of trying to write the draft, I'm just not sure what I can say.

It was a team-based sport and I did a lot of training with other players. For each game, we tried our best to win games collaboratively and we tried to play our specific position to the best of our abilities. It was really the coach who was the leader on the team.

Any tips on what type of leadership display and challenges I can derive from collegiate team sports experience? I'm certain there were some common instances that I can pull, but a guide in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Expert Post
mbaMission Admissions Consultant
avatar
Joined: 25 Apr 2013
Posts: 1220
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 128 [0], given: 0

Re: Using sports experience to display leadership? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2014, 12:19
Expert's post
Hi there,

Good question, and it sounds like you probably do have good experiences to draw from here. Both the elements of leading the team, AND working as a team (so, leadership and teamwork), can likely be conveyed.

I often suggest people try to write a sports example more like a personal diary entry, and less like a sports news story. ;) So yes you need to include the "What", of what happened in a given situation or season or whatever, but most important is the WHY... why was this scenario important to you and your life or your development? What did you learn about leadership and/or teamwork? How did you influence or motivate the rest on the team? How did your experience on the team influence how you approach the rest of your life, even your professional life? How will the skills you gained there, translate into your future career and working with teams in the business world (and/or even at b-school)?

Hope that helps!
_________________

Jen Kedrowski
mbaMission

Website: http://www.mbamission.com
Blog: http://www.mbamission.com/blog
mbaMission Insiders Guides: http://www.mbamission.com/guides.php?category=insiders
Free Consultation: http://www.mbamission.com/consult.php

Image

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic How to use sports to display leadership? mbaapplicant123 2 27 Dec 2013, 12:30
Leadership Experience Essay ... Dilemma ... trahul4 11 27 Sep 2007, 23:46
Leadership experience terp26 2 13 Jun 2007, 11:58
Leadership Essay Re-Use Ozmba 2 31 Dec 2006, 16:37
Leadership experience - Personal Family example? willget800 1 24 Aug 2006, 00:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Using sports experience to display leadership?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.