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What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites

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What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 20:18
Hi, I would be applying for B Schools later this year and was wondering how to put my resume. I am sort of guy who wasn't involved in many extra curricular acitvites in my college (though I was active at school level but I dont think that count anything) and then after joining a software firm focussed on my office work and rest of time I would spend reading business books. One thing I do and proud of is, when ever I get time, I visit my school and take seminars for Std XIth and XIIth students guiding them about career options out there, thus giving something back to my school.

I believe, these extra curricular will count a lot when I apply to top B Schools and I am worried if my not so active profile can hinder my chances.

Please suggest if I can do something about it.
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 20:31
So, it sounds like you were pretty involved with one activity. That is exactly ONE activity more than I had on my applications and I did fine - you shouldn't have any issues! :-D
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 20:34
Ah.. that was morale boosting.... I liked your answer westsider :D
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 22:13
I fundamentally agree with westsider, but also want to caution that having 1 strong activity shouldn't stop you from finding other activities and getting involved in them now. To hit the bulls eye, you will need more than 1 arrow in your quiver. Just my opinion.

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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2008, 09:54
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Hi, I would be applying for B Schools later this year and was wondering how to put my resume. I am sort of guy who wasn't involved in many extra curricular acitvites in my college (though I was active at school level but I dont think that count anything) and then after joining a software firm focussed on my office work and rest of time I would spend reading business books. One thing I do and proud of is, when ever I get time, I visit my school and take seminars for Std XIth and XIIth students guiding them about career options out there, thus giving something back to my school.

I believe, these extra curricular will count a lot when I apply to top B Schools and I am worried if my not so active profile can hinder my chances.

Please suggest if I can do something about it.


This could be considered very helpful by many B-schools.
They want their alums to come back as well or at least be available for the first year students. Makes the school look good - creates a positive environment, etc, etc. People like you could be worth quite a bit to any school - you may need another "hobby" or something like this, but this definitely is a strong one that you need to make sure is picked up by the admissions.
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2008, 10:00
From reading the forums there seems to be a lot of dings for insincerity. I'd just keep it real and focus on what you have learned instead of inventing an image.
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2008, 19:00
Maple wrote:
From reading the forums there seems to be a lot of dings for insincerity. I'd just keep it real and focus on what you have learned instead of inventing an image.

Amen to that!
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 15:19
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From reading the forums there seems to be a lot of dings for insincerity. I'd just keep it real and focus on what you have learned instead of inventing an image.


I don't have many activities going on as well. I think what I would do is to find a couple of things I am really interested in and get involved. It surely beats doing something for the sake of it. There's got to be something interesting.
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Re: What should I do about my "no" extra curricular activites [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 06:28
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I don't have many activities going on as well. I think what I would do is to find a couple of things I am really interested in and get involved. It surely beats doing something for the sake of it. There's got to be something interesting.


So you are asking us what your passion is?
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