Knowing that his GPA might be an issue, we suggested Tim show what steps he had taken to become more organized as an MBA hopeful.
He used his optional essay for Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to explain that he had recently juggled a college-level calculus class while working full time, applying to business school and maintaining his volunteer commitments.
If you have difficulty knowing your own strengths and weaknesses, read through past employment performance reviews, think about projects where you were particularly successful and get feedback from colleagues and friends.
Your own desire and motivation to get involved in a particular task can often reveal the areas where you are strong and where you need improvement.
And therefore, we must accept not just our strengths, but also our weaknesses.
True strength is knowing, experiencing the truth, that in our fragility lies our possibility.
We can at last have three great insights about Self-awareness is not the game of choosing identities, little bits of ourselves to desire.
Weak and strong are just matters of perspective now, are they not?
Your job is to present your personal and professional narrative in a way that captivates the reader – and doesn’t come off as a recitation of your resume.
Almost every MBA application asks some version of the strengths-and-weaknesses question, either as part of an essay or as a question for your recommenders.