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# Ironman as an EC?

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26 Apr 2010, 03:45
Hi all,

I'd like your opinion on the following:

How interesting do you think it is for an MBA adcom to know you participated in an Ironman competition (12-15h of sport: 4km of swiming, 180km of biking and 42km of running) for an MBA admission?

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26 Apr 2010, 05:29
Quite a few people have stuff like this on their application/resume to the bschool. If I had a nickel for every time they mentioned in our orientation about classmates who ran a marathon or an ironman challenge and etc…..
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26 Apr 2010, 06:06
nink wrote:
Quite a few people have stuff like this on their application/resume to the bschool. If I had a nickel for every time they mentioned in our orientation about classmates who ran a marathon or an ironman challenge and etc…..

Hi,

So you think it's not great value for an application?

An ironman is quite different from a marathon in my mind (and in my feet )

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26 Apr 2010, 06:42
ben2006 wrote:
nink wrote:
Quite a few people have stuff like this on their application/resume to the bschool. If I had a nickel for every time they mentioned in our orientation about classmates who ran a marathon or an ironman challenge and etc…..

Hi,

So you think it's not great value for an application?

An ironman is quite different from a marathon in my mind (and in my feet )

Ben

True that many people put it on their app, but why not? What else would you put on an EC? If you can put an interesting spin on it, so much the better. Better yet, if you can put some learning/leadership spin to that event, why not weave it into your apps? BTW good going man, that stuff sounds intense! How long was the entire competition?
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26 Apr 2010, 06:47
Mustachio411 wrote:
True that many people put it on their app, but why not? What else would you put on an EC? If you can put an interesting spin on it, so much the better. Better yet, if you can put some learning/leadership spin to that event, why not weave it into your apps? BTW good going man, that stuff sounds intense! How long was the entire competition?

Ok, more leadership would be better...
Especially as a consultant I didn't save the planet several times but did more excel/ppt work

I'm considerint it for the moment.
If it was really worth it, I'd push to do it before applying, if not I may keep it for a bit later to train absolutly properly.

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26 Apr 2010, 07:31
ben2006 wrote:
Hi,

So you think it's not great value for an application?

An ironman is quite different from a marathon in my mind (and in my feet )

Ben

No. Put it on. I mean if my fellow admits were admitted after putting those EC's on their apps and the Dean includes them in our welcome emails and etc, it must work.

(P.S - I ran NYC marathon before bschool and I had it on my app)
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26 Apr 2010, 07:35
nink wrote:
No. Put it on. I mean if my fellow admits were admitted after putting those EC's on their apps and the Dean includes them in our welcome emails and etc, it must work.

(P.S - I ran NYC marathon before bschool and I had it on my app)

Thank you!

All my sports achievements are related to fundraising for non-profit associations, so I have a few stories to tell and a kind of coherence overall.

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