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Analysis of Berkeley / Haas Essay 3: Describe a time when you questioned an established practice or thought within an organization. How did your actions create positive change?

Describe a time when you questioned an established practice or thought within an organization.  How did your actions create positive change? (250 words)

A new question for this season, this prompt gets to the heart of Haas’s “question the status quo” principle, and could provide a nice opportunity to demonstrate “confidence without attitude” as well.  The parameters of this essay are fairly straightforward, and it’s clear that Haas is looking for students with prior experience as change agents.  For some candidates, an example will come readily to mind, while others may have to be a bit more creative in identifying an anecdote they can spin as a response to this question.  Either way, you’ll want to provide a brief summary of the situation that led you to make a suggestion or question a practice, walk the reader through your process in escalating the issue or enacting change, and providing a clear picture of the improved state of affairs afterward.

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