SPACE Application Why are you interested in consulting, and how do you think SPACE can help you?* Please answer the above question (250 words minimum) Consulting focuses on seeing problems and taking action to solve the issue. The process of brainstorming solutions with a critical-thinking mindset makes me interested in the field, which resonated with my past experience. Being the president of my high school’s debate club, I conducted research on debate topics from “whether should send non-violent criminals to prison” to “government should eliminate their nuclear arsenals.” During my research and writing my cases, I had to consider arguments from different perspectives and even had to imagine how my opponents would respond to further develop the contention. I enjoy expressing ideas and thinking about the optimal ways to form logic in arguments. Besides, debate emphasizes collaboration in teams. When I debated with my partners, we had to distribute our work: one focused on constructing our argument, and one focused on giving a rebuttal speech to attack the opponent’s opinions. A successful debate can only be achieved when two debaters communicated and collaborated well. I find similar ideas when doing consulting which point out the teamwork and communication skills between one another. That similarity drives me to learn more about this subject and makes me more curious about the work of being a consultant. Last week during a workshop, we were asked to provide suggestions to improve a company which sells cranes. Based on different market situations, people needed to consider different ways to enhance the sales of cranes including price reduction, marketing campaigns, and securing the existing client. When I thought of the solutions, I did not generate many ideas that seemed considerable from a businessman’s aspect. I felt I still lack the perspectives as a professional consultant to look at these issues, which I consider SPACE could help me a lot with. By joining the SPACE program, I can learn more in-depth knowledge about consulting from weekly lectures & workshops. In addition, by meeting experienced people in consulting industry, I can hear more stories about working as a consultant, and most importantly, study the mindset that can help solve different real-world problems in the future. I believe the SPACE program will help me thrive as a Babson student.