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# Essay Help/Any Thoughts?

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19 Aug 2006, 13:26
Can someone help me out with ideas for this question? Obviously I have some ideas, I just don't want to sound too generic!

"Explain how you will contribute both as a student and subsequently as an alum to the Graduate School of Business community. What importance do you place on this contribution and what qualities do you possess that will make you effective in these roles?"
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20 Aug 2006, 15:19
jamesrwright3 wrote:
Can someone help me out with ideas for this question? Obviously I have some ideas, I just don't want to sound too generic!

"Explain how you will contribute both as a student and subsequently as an alum to the Graduate School of Business community. What importance do you place on this contribution and what qualities do you possess that will make you effective in these roles?"

How does your

leadership skill fit into the school?
Helping other students achieve their goals through your experience doing X, shows how you can be effective
Personality fit
Easy to work with
A team player

How involved are you with your current alma matter? Hopefully you are

something like this..
what school is it?
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31 Aug 2006, 14:21
jamesrwright3 wrote:
Can someone help me out with ideas for this question? Obviously I have some ideas, I just don't want to sound too generic!

"Explain how you will contribute both as a student and subsequently as an alum to the Graduate School of Business community. What importance do you place on this contribution and what qualities do you possess that will make you effective in these roles?"

This is a leadership question in disguise. Talk about the leadership roles you'll take. The rest of the essay will come from that.
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31 Aug 2006, 17:13
levzil wrote:
jamesrwright3 wrote:
Can someone help me out with ideas for this question? Obviously I have some ideas, I just don't want to sound too generic!

"Explain how you will contribute both as a student and subsequently as an alum to the Graduate School of Business community. What importance do you place on this contribution and what qualities do you possess that will make you effective in these roles?"

This is a leadership question in disguise. Talk about the leadership roles you'll take. The rest of the essay will come from that.

No. Its not just about leadership. Leadership is one aspect. Teamwork is another. Ethics is a third. Analytical skills or quantative rigor is another.
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31 Aug 2006, 21:21
rhyme wrote:
levzil wrote:
jamesrwright3 wrote:
Can someone help me out with ideas for this question? Obviously I have some ideas, I just don't want to sound too generic!

"Explain how you will contribute both as a student and subsequently as an alum to the Graduate School of Business community. What importance do you place on this contribution and what qualities do you possess that will make you effective in these roles?"

This is a leadership question in disguise. Talk about the leadership roles you'll take. The rest of the essay will come from that.

No. Its not just about leadership. Leadership is one aspect. Teamwork is another. Ethics is a third. Analytical skills or quantative rigor is another.

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01 Sep 2006, 06:09
levzil wrote:
rhyme wrote:
levzil wrote:
jamesrwright3 wrote:
Can someone help me out with ideas for this question? Obviously I have some ideas, I just don't want to sound too generic!

"Explain how you will contribute both as a student and subsequently as an alum to the Graduate School of Business community. What importance do you place on this contribution and what qualities do you possess that will make you effective in these roles?"

This is a leadership question in disguise. Talk about the leadership roles you'll take. The rest of the essay will come from that.

No. Its not just about leadership. Leadership is one aspect. Teamwork is another. Ethics is a third. Analytical skills or quantative rigor is another.

I agree with you -- my point is that if you just say leadership, people may miss on these critical elements and just focus on how they "manage". People confuse leadership and management all the time.
Re: Essay Help/Any Thoughts?   [#permalink] 01 Sep 2006, 06:09
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