....Another reader thinks the student is “good” but we have so many of “these kids.” She doesn’t see any leadership beyond the student’s own projects.Remind me to tell you my story about the time the Dartmouth admissions officer came to Irvington.
Listening to these conversations, I had to wonder exactly how elite institutions define leadership.
Confessions of an Application Reader
Lifting the Veil on the Holistic Process at the University of California, Berkeley
By RUTH STARKMAN
Published: August 1, 2013
Actually, why don't I go ahead and tell the leadership part of the story now.
During his talk the Dartmouth guy mentioned "leadership" so many times that finally a parent in the audience raised his hand and said, "What if your child isn't a leader?"
The admissions officer said, and I am close to quoting: "There are many ways to be a leader. Being a good follower is being a leader."