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IE Business School's admission application- Question I: "Show us an activity you enjoy doing. Tell us how you think it contributes to your personal and professional development"
By Mary Louise Díaz. #IEApplication
I. Show us an activity you enjoy doing.
Tell us how you think it contributes to
your personal and professional
By: Mary Louise Díaz C.
I enjoy being crafty,
working with my hands and
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I love working in projects that are
appealing to me because of their
beauty, delicacy and harmony, in all
Something I especially like about
crafty projects is how they
combine colors, textures,
materials and creativity to make
beautiful, unique pieces of work.
I love to see the endless
possibilities one has to beautify a
gift, an space or an event with
one’s hands, one’s creativity and a
I like to work with crafty projects
that catch my eye, that I personally
identify with or that are particularly
special to me because of the purpose
they serve. For instance, a gift for
someone I cherish or a special
occasion; regardless of the nature of
From graphic design to cooking, events
planning, travel itineraries
programming, and sewing; if the
project interests me, I find the way
to make it.
Photos: Examples of gifts I have prepared
Creativity is not usually related to business
professionals. However, it is one of the building blocks
of an important business aspect:
Innovation adds value to your
service or product, and
differentiates your company from
helps you think
box in work
and in all
aspects of life.
Creativity induces you to
come up with ingenious,
innovative ideas and
solutions to problems at
work, and outside of it.
Creativity and innovation are not confined to
product development and marketing only. They
also help you find more efficient ways of
“This could be anything from improving a process
to make it more efficient and cost-effective,
solving a problem that is impeding peak
performance by employees, or developing a new
money-making strategy or an innovative way to
stay ahead of the competition.”(1)
“Creativity unlocks your strategic
mind and bring your business
skills to bear in new, meaningful
ways that can benefit your entire
– Boland Jones
Since creativity fosters innovation, it is a key stone
It also fosters leadership
Creative work such as crafts and arts projects helps
develop empathy, inventiveness, and understanding.
Skills most needed by business nowadays.
Creative people tend to be more daring. Consequently
I think they are less likely to let their fears paralyze