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New post 18 Jan 2007, 02:59

Writing my essay and trying to show the best side of myself, I would like to know what you say about your personal life. I know it is very appreciated to be a chess master, a permanent member of a charity organisation etc.

In my case, I don't have such profile. I don't do sport(only during hollidays : scuba diving, sailing...), and don't have social activities(only bars, diners etc.) and don't have reasons to justify this lack of commitment. I work but could do something besides.
Some of the factors are maybe that I'm a bit lazy, that I have a long-distance relationship(every week-ends, we have to travel by train/car) for 4 years now, that I moved pretty much for my work . Don't have many other reasons.

On the other hand, I traveled a lot and have much intercultural experience + languages.

Concerning you, are you honest or do you amplify/create stories about your success outside work? When I read this forum, I have the feeling that everyone here is very active, passionate, generous...
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New post 18 Jan 2007, 04:33
talk about your love of travel, exploring new experiences, cultures and communities (you can tie that back to the MBA easily)

I never realised that spending a summer cleaning WW2 war graves when I was 17 would come in quite so handy. Really - dig for things you have done. I thought mine would be awful, but then remembered I was a subeditor at the student newspaper, Entertainments committee member for a Union, etc etc. Don't push it too hard, but you will remember bits you did as you look back.
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New post 20 Jan 2007, 21:44
I wonder if extra-curriculars are at all geographic. I think Putnam's Bowling Alone might cover this, but I read it too long ago to remember. But I wonder if some cultures produce more "joiners" than others. Nous les americains are definitely joiners, in spite of recent declines documented by Putnam. I don't remember any data on les francais, but when i was living there, my friends certainly didn't tend to join groups or even do much community service. And if there ARE regional variations in "joinerdom," I wonder if the adcoms are aware of them and take it into account?[/u]
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