Six years ago I became intensely involved in the company. I started in sales and business development and advanced to project manager and board member. After completing my MBA I will return to my family’s business to execute our expansion plan. I have already started by founding a timber company in Central America and designing a pilot for a smart fueling project in Nigeria and Ghana. My immediate next goal is to focus on growing our telecommunications department. Due to recent investments, this department has potential to serve most of Western Africa with low marginal cost. I intend on leveraging this position by leading our company into other countries, including Nigeria, Liberia and Cameroon.
This year, the admissions committee at Chicago Booth is sticking with their Booth Moments essay questions, and for good reason – the essay has been working for them. As it has in prior years, the Booth application asks applicants to pick their favorite “moment” from a set of images and then write an essay (or develop a PowerPoint) explaining how the photo relates to their desire to go to Booth. Your mom might be forgiving if you ramble on incoherently while answering her question, so here’s the first piece of painfully obvious advice: your mother doesn’t work in the Chicago Booth admissions office!