(This is the fourth in a series of blog posts in which Julie DeLoyd, a Veritas Prep GMAT alumna-turned-instructor, will tell the story of her experience through the MBA admissions process. Julie will begin her MBA program at Chicago Booth this fall. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to learn Julie’s whole story.)
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Throughout the United States this fall, all eyes are on January: the news networks are abuzz over the question of which candidate will become President on January 20; football teams are in the midst of their quests for spots in the NFL playoffs or the NCAA bowl games; Wall Street executives are hoping to simply turn the page and forget all about 2008; and MBA applicants are readying for the second-round deadlines that conveniently take place during the first week of the year, all in hopes of becoming members of the prestigious Class of 2011.
For international experience to be significant it has to be something that you can write about at length and appropriately in a b-school essay.
- Can you articulate how you lead a team in a multi-national or cross border environment? This is what the adcom would want to see if you were writing an essay. A lot of applicants have worked occasionally overseas. More important is what you learned, how it changed your perspective, how you overcame an obstacle and how you produced a positive team outcome.
- That is, what you got out of it and what you can put down on paper is what will set your experience apart from other applicants. That is where I consider the line drawn with respect to whether or not an experience is significant.
- With respect to any extracurricular international experience (start-up, professional volunteerism, etc.), if you can write about it effectively as part of your positioning then it