Being super successful often makes you hyper-involved. But does being an everything bagel help or hurt you when applying to b-school?
In the last post, we talked about how important it is to be engaged outside the classroom and outside the workplace. But what if you decided to prepare for b-school a little late and have not really done much other than your job? You may be more engaged than you realize once you do a few things in your application (and your daily life) to cast your extracurricular life in a new light.
We get it---you’re busy. You’ve always been busy. Busy people are the ones going to good colleges andgood b-schools, and busy people are the one’s getting the good jobs and running good companies. But were you too busy to get involved outside the classroom in college? Have you been too busy to get involved outside the workplace? Does it really make a difference? You bet it does.
One of the most stressful moments in an applicant’s trek through the business school due diligence process is when they realize they have done very little engaging with anyone or anything outside of work. Let’s face it—life gets busy, and while you may have been in every club and organization you could get your hands on in college, once out in the real world, you may have found it very easy to simply go to work and come home at night without doing much else.