Hi all. I’m starting this thread to know what one can do to improve the extra-curricular activities’ part of one’s application. About me: B.Tech. Mechanical Engineer 2007 batch from Jamia Millia Islamia. Grad: 7.27/10 Xth: …
I'm starting this thread to know what one can do to improve the extra-curricular activities' part of one's application.
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineer 2007 batch from Jamia Millia Islamia.
Worked in Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) for 10 months. Joined DRDO in 2008. Currently a scientist in DRDO.
Work Profile: Techno-Managerial. Can't state much here but I can confidently say that the kind of work that I'm into is not done by more than 50-60 people in India. I'd say exclusivity is the strongest part of my work profile.
Extra-Curriculars: Not much. Participated in a few events here and there at college level. I believe this is my Achilles' heel and I need to work on this.
Recos: Can manage decent ones.
I shall be taking the GMAT in May-June this year. Targeting 750+. I believe I need a higher score on the GMAT to somewhat offset my not-so-good record on the Extra-Curricular front.
I'm planning to join an NGO very soon as a volunteer.
I want to know what else I can do to improve my Extra-Curriculars.
It'll be great if we could share on how to improve the extra-curricular aspect.
Others are also welcome to post with their queries regarding the Extra-Curricular thingy.
For extra-curricular activities, I would look for an area that you are passionate about and where you can make an impact. Business schools are going to not only look at your extra-curricular activities, but more importantly the impact you made there. If you know of anyone working at a non-profit, this would be a great place to start your search.
I hope this was of help.
Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team