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SAI application - Essay help

by abhayag4 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:01 am
Hey

I need some tips for the SAI application for the Grande Ecole program.

They essays have a very small limit. Just 500 characters including spacing. I want some tips on want should the content of the 4 lines be.

1.Which Personal achievements are you most proud of?

Should i just mention one achievement and give more details abt it or should i give two achievements because it mentions personal achievements.

Would it be appropriate to include these two as the achievements

a. chairman of a community service initiative where i led a team of 80 students to raise
over $40000 for the reconstruction of a shelter home for the destitute
b. Ranked 5th in my university department which has about 150 students.

2.Describe a situation where you failed and what did you learn from it?

I have two failures. One is during my school days . Would it be appropriate to include this ? I went blank on stage during an elocution competition. My classmates made fun of me for my public failure. This motivated me to improve my public speaking skills and ever since i have grabbed every opportunity to speak in front of a large audience.

My second failure would be organizing an cultural event in college for which i was the core organizing member, I learnt the important of planning, team co-ordination and crisis management. But these are traits i have displayed in my achievements also.

So which one should i pick ?

3.. Why is your application an added value for the SAI member schools?

I want to know what exactly are the schools looking for in this question. According to me reason i would be a value addition to the schools is my international experience which has helped me understand and appreciate cultural differences and how to work with people from different countries.
I have been on a community service internship to Philippines where i spent time with the local filipino families. I have worked along with a team of Sri Lankans for over a month to help develop relations with the indian AIESEC Chapter. I have also attended two international leadership conferences where i got to interact with people for 10 different countries.

Pls tell me if it would be an appropriate answer to this question. Or should i bring in someother aspect into this.

I would be glad if you could leave your comments on this post.

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by shashankverma188 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:10 am
Hello,
Did you find the answers to these questions?
I am also planning to apply through the SAI application procedure for Fall'19 intake. It would be great if anyone can help me with the following questions.