H1. What qualities of yourself were you trying to convey to the admissions committee?

There's a wide range of answers to this question. Most people were trying to convey some set of qualities, but there wasn't much consensus about which qualities were most valuable.

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Almost everyone chose multiple qualities to convey to the admissions committee. They selected those qualities based on their background, experience, and personal belief about what was valuable and useful.

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Leadership

Wade Barnes

I'm a proven leader and I know what I want to do with my Tuck MBA

Ken Blewett

Leadership was my strongest asset; wanted to differentiate from other military applicants

Tom Rose

Leadership, ambition, drive, and I'm a nice guy

My personality

Jonathan Achenbach

So much of an MBA is social, so communicate your personality

Kasey Miller

Strong team player; an extrovert who fit with Kellogg

John Wilson

I’m a people person; wanted to build relationships to make a difference

I know why I want an MBA

Venkat Jonnala

Clarity about my story and why I want an MBA

Sharon Liszanckie

I had a real, tangible vision for my career, now was a good time to do it

Wendy Lu

Wanted to convey that I was thougthful and knew why an MBA was good for me; and that I could contribute to the MBA community

Passion for a cause

Mars Hanna

I'm very committed to climate change; make it clear that I needed an MBA

Will Conkling

Passion for a cause, which is the reason I'm getting an MBA; family matters to me

General advice

Benjamin Olds

Looked at my work history to list out all the traits I exhibited repeatedly

Kahn Jekarl

Not afraid to get my hands dirty and do the work; Sloan is all about that; be passionate about something, deep in your soul

Seth Familian

Academically accomplished, creative, innovative, analytical, and boundless energy

Eric Dittmar

You need a couple spikes in your application; the rest has to be good enough