Community Service - Don't Fake it

Community service is on the top five must have experience for business school application. What can you do if you are not involved with any community services?

Don’t Fake it

Do not lie about your participation in community service. The admission officers can easily make out your passion and your contribution to these organizations.

Avoid last minute community work

You might have heard of advices from Alumni “ to join a community service one year prior to the course ” – bad advice. Your intentions would be made clear with the last minute move. Avoid it.


If you have not been involved with any community service, try to elaborate on your experience in mentoring your junior team member. If you were the junior most team member, describe an incident where you voluntarily helped your colleague with his/her work.

Try to show your human side for this part of your application. Business schools want a balanced candidate who is not only an ace student but also a kind one.

But that doesn't mean that you should never be part of any non-profit organization . For starters, volunteer for Stop Hunger Now.

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