自由の風が吹く場所で ～Letter from Stanford～
Today, I will talk about my story of how I decide and prepare for applying for MBA programs. 2 years before, I held a study group to motivate ourselves to solve social and economical problems in Japan. In each study meeting, we have one or two guest speeches from successful persons and one of the guest speakers was the person who recommended me to aim at top US MBA schools. She said that if I want to tackle the economical difficulties in Japan as a government officer, I need to study real economy and business in a MBA program. Especially, in US MBA programs, there are very competent class mates. Because she was a professional career adviser, she can introduce a person I should ask for advice. After meeting with the adviser, I decided to aim at top US MBA programs. However, my TOEFL score was terrible and the adviser said I should study English urgently. If I had not met her and the adviser, I would not have decided early enough and lost a chance to get a sponsorship form the government. Anyway, after I decided to study English hard, he introduced two professional English coach who gave me advices about what should I study from the point of view of the progress of my study. My success to get over 100 on the TOEFL fully depends on them. The accidental meeting with the career counselor as a guest speaker of my study group led the next luck; the meeting with the adviser, then, it led the third one; meeting with good coaches, which, eventually, let me get over 100 on the TOEFL. In my life, I have always been helped by good lucks like this. Maybe, I will continue find chances and tie it to my success. I think next luck will come from the experience and meeting in a MBA program.