4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future
Schools are looking for applicants who can show that they have strong leadership qualities and experiences and can demonstrate that they will actively contribute to their student/alumni communities, not to mention to the greater community and society.
Many applications include an essay question with some variation of “what would you contribute to your future campus community?” or “how will you contribute to our program?” If you are invited to interview, it is likely that you’ll be asked how you will contribute to your school/college/university, so this a topic where preparation is vital.
You will need to present your best self, yet grandiose, declarative statements and promises to be a superlative do-gooder are unpersuasive and sometimes off-putting. So how can you show you are a candidate with plenty to contribute and a future asset to your chosen school?
Point to the past as a forecast of the future
Most admission committees are firm believers that past behavior reveals abilities and interests and is a good predictor of the future.
Here are four tips to highlight your impressive past and help you relay the message that you plan on achieving greatness by contributing to your school/community/world-at-large.
A good essay on your contributions will cover each of the above topics – what you’ve done in the past, how you’ve developed your skills, how you plan on sharing that knowledge, and how your target school will help you effect change. Remember, the past reveals much about the future, so share the story of what you’ve done and how you’ve reached this point and you’ll be well on your way to proving that you’ve got what it takes to contribute in the future.
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