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28 Dec 2006, 14:15
Can someone help me in brainstorming about the following topic I just do not know where or how to start

"Give an example of a situation or an action that describes your potential for success in a professional environment"

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28 Dec 2006, 16:55
The only people that can help you with this topic are those that know details about your experiences. If you can give a few examples of things you have done in the past, others might be able to suggest ways that these demonstrate the potential for success.

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28 Dec 2006, 17:24
I have a book (Montauk) that discusses many common essays, and it has been a lot of help to me. When I look at an application essay, I sometimes draw a total blank. But then I flip through the book and start remembering all kinds of experiences I have had. Even when the essay in the book doesn't match up perfectly with the application, similar similar themes do come out. And Bodine has one that people on this forum often recommend. Believe me: if you're going to shell out god knows how much for the application fees, visits, GMAT, etc (gee...tuition?), it's entirely worth it to visit your local bookstore and pick up some nearly free help. (Go local. Screw the biggies.)

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28 Dec 2006, 17:56
Paul Bodine's book is pretty good too.

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28 Dec 2006, 19:41
aaudetat wrote:
Believe me: if you're going to shell out god knows how much for the application fees, visits, GMAT, etc (gee...tuition?), it's entirely worth it to visit your local bookstore and pick up some nearly free help. (Go local. Screw the biggies.)

I was a corporate schmuck and bought Bodine's book through Amazon, but that was ONLY because I couldn't find it at any local areas.

Considering how much money I will end up dropping on GMATs, GMAT study materials, apps, interviews, etc, Paul's book is a steal at around \$12.

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28 Dec 2006, 23:21
Right now I have to situations that are on mind.
1. I have experinced a civil war that reshaped my life.
2. I had to go through a change of visa here in US. Despite my denials, I was able to go back home and renew my visa successfully. By the way I have Paul's book. The only problem is how to start the essays. Do you think those two experinces could be the topic or should it be smth work related? Thanks guyzz

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29 Dec 2006, 01:30
I would suggest sticking with professional experiences for a question that asks about your future management potential.

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29 Dec 2006, 07:28
It might also be helpful to brainstorm a few characteristics of good managers, such as communication, leadership, teamwork, strategic thinking, etc.

Once you've got your list, think of experiences where you've used these skills. I think if you have something very compelling that isn't professional, go for it. But keep in mind that you need to make the connection very clear - many people deal with strife of some kind, but won't make good managers. Show them why you will, and why the situations supports your claim.

I would agree that professional situations would seem to provide the clearest links, but if you can make your case in another situation, go for it.

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29 Dec 2006, 07:28
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