Long term, I want to start a multimedia and merchandising company with a publishing arm (books and magazines) as well as film, TV, and digital operations.
Using strong, fictional heroines and informative lifestyle content, my company’s goal will be to educate and inspire women to become their best selves.
The one take-away from this essay and the other successful essays in this book is that the reader feels a little like s/he is meeting the author – not someone else and not some masked being. You want your readers to feel like that they are meeting you — not someone else, not a scripted piece of shallow PR devoid of personality and humanity, and not some phony combo of you and the author of an essay in a guidebook or on a website. Yes I know, the admissions readers are eavesdropping, but don’t let that fact intimidate you.
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Harvard’s unique approach using the case method and emphasis on leadership development will challenge me to grow in both these areas.
I also feel that I have much to contribute to Harvard’s community.The author sets the stage for the remainder of the essay by first presenting a notable accomplishment of hers and then explicitly illustrating the entrepreneurial drive and diligence she used to see it through.More importantly, the author’s opening introduces a theme – storytelling – that is consistently interwoven through different stages of her life.In 2012, I realized a life ambition – I completed my first novel, all while working full time at [Top U. But each agent I contacted declined to represent my novel.Nevertheless, I was passionate about my work and was determined to put it into readers’ hands.My particular focus is creating compelling, multidimensional characters to inspire young women of color, who are constantly bombarded by negative images of women who look like them in media.I’m pursuing a Harvard MBA because I want to become a better business strategist and strong general manager.These experiences made me more confident, a key part of my success later in life.It all started with a pen, a notebook, and my imagination.Also, I want to further develop my leadership and presentation skills as I will manage professionals on the content and business side; it will be my task to unite them behind a shared strategic vision.Specifically, I want to learn how to motivate teams and individuals to perform at their highest level, and to become more adept at persuasion and generating “buy-in” from others.