I saw business school as an excellent
opportunity for me to learn more about effectively managing other people,
solving complex, interdisciplinary problems, and gaining useful insights
influence and effectiveness. In short, I chose business school
to help me learn how to become a more effective leader in my future career.
I chose Stanford Graduate School of Business for three main reasons: its
reputation for serving as an excellent managerial training ground; its focus
on public management and non-profit leadership education, and its friendly
and supportive student and faculty culture. Stanford puts substantial resources
toward its public management program, which offers subsidies for non-profit
internships, a meaningful loan forgiveness program, public sector leadership
opportunities, and many other
support-systems for students seeking careers or board positions
in the public sector. I value this public management program tremendously
and came to Stanford in large part because of it.
I worked at Environmental Defense for three years prior to business
school, and I plan to continue a career in environmental management
at some point in my future. I am particularly interested in the
field of conservation real estate and may choose to pursue this interest
further. During the fall and winter quarters of this past year, I worked
on a project for The Nature Conservancy in exchange for course units.
This project was a terrific learning experience and one that I hope will
help launch part of my future career.
This past year, I served as the co-president of the Stanford Business
School Environmental Management Club, one of the most fulfilling
leadership opportunities I have held thus far because it gave me
a chance to interact closely with other business school students interested
in environmental issues.