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# kellogg essay #3

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19 Dec 2007, 20:16

I have a question on essay #3.. the question is How have your [b]past [/b]and [b]current [/b]leadership experiences prepared you for kellogg?

Now, does current mean my current responsibility or can my leadership stories be from my previous experiences?

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19 Dec 2007, 21:30
gmat2gmat wrote:

I have a question on essay #3.. the question is How have your past and current leadership experiences prepared you for kellogg?

Now, does current mean my current responsibility or can my leadership stories be from my previous experiences?

thanks.,

it is up to you how you want to answer the question, but if you want to be literal, current means current.
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19 Dec 2007, 21:34
Thanks

I work at a consulting so sometimes i don't really lead anybody..just do my own thing...
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19 Dec 2007, 21:48
gmat2gmat wrote:

I work at a consulting so sometimes i don't really lead anybody..just do my own thing...

I think the key is to demonstrate your leadership potential. You don't have to be a boss to show your leadership. For example, you can pick a situation where you worked in a team -> made a really big impact -> successful project etc. Just make sure that your leadership comes through in your essay.
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19 Dec 2007, 21:52
I used experiences from my current role but not my current project.

I don't think of my role as a big deal, but its all about spin. I'm basically an event planner, but I talked about the role the events have on revenue, etc. for the company.

Did you initiate a project? Did you help steer some decisions? Did you sway some key decision makers?
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20 Dec 2007, 00:36
Also, the essay question doesn't explicitly mention professional leadership, so it can be in terms fo extra-curricular leadership. The key thing is to relate what you do to how you can apply its use within a collegiate environment. What benefits do these experiences bring to the table?
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20 Dec 2007, 00:39
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Also, the essay question doesn't explicitly mention professional leadership, so it can be in terms fo extra-curricular leadership. The key thing is to relate what you do to how you can apply its use within a collegiate environment. What benefits do these experiences bring to the table?

Good point. I also talked about leadership in my extracurricular activities. It is a pretty common pursuit (where I live, anyway) and it helped me connect with my interviewers at both Wharton and Kellogg.
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20 Dec 2007, 03:13
good stuff. I was worried a little about "current" leadership, as I don't have as much as I used to (in terms of leading teams). I could definitely put a spin on being the "lead" of a business area for what I do, and take it from there, or use extracurriculars.
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