MatchPoint Essay Tip: University of Texas @ Austin Leadership Short Answer Essay

The UT Austin application requires students to write a short answer essay about leadership. In thinking about their answer, they should remember that there are all sorts of ways to define leadership and that they aren't confined to the classic definition of the term.

"I encourage students to expand their definition of leadership. Instead of fitting their experiences into what they think UT is looking for, I encourage them to define leadership for themselves. [...] If you’re getting stuck and feeling like you don’t fit into that particular leadership box, use this as a chance to define for yourself what you care about and how you take responsibility in whatever community or group you belong to."