It’s not enough to simply mention these in passing – research the available opportunities that would actually help develop these skills.
Like the “Why Wharton” question, this too requires some research.
You should also show that you will take advantage of the more socially oriented opportunities at Wharton.
This will demonstrate that you also understand the importance of campus life and that you will be a good fit for the social student body.
When building your career path, your experiences should have some relation to what you want to do, even if at first glance it seems indirect.
We created a “Function x Industry” matrix to help you test the legitimacy of your short-term goals.
Long-term should be a both realistic and ambitious.
In other words, your long term goal should be something that would take a while to build up to, hence the short and mid-term goals, but it should also seem reasonably achievable considering your professional experience and past successes, your passions, and your career strategy.
If you notice that your short-term goals have jumped both industry and function, revisit your career path and hone it back to something that is more in line with your professional history.
Furthermore, note that shifting an industry can be a little trickier.