Date of publication: 2017-09-04 02:16
The ending: “with the extra nine minutes, maybe I’ll teach myself to cook fried rice” is silly. Where in the world did fried rice come from? I meant it as a nod to my Chinese heritage, but it’s too sudden to work. I could have deleted the sentence and wrapped up the essay more cleanly.
6) I fancied myself a Renaissance man (obnoxious, I know) and wanted to become an inventor and creator. I showed this through mentioning different interests (Rubik’s cube, chemistry, Nietzsche) and iterating through a few designs for an alarm clock (electric shocks, explosions, Shakespearean sonnet recitation).
Tony and Candice chose a sweet name for their newest addition, keeping in the tradition of their other children 8767 s unique names: their third child is named Jones he joins Hawkins, 5, and Rivers, 8. [Read more.]
6) Minority group 76 year old applicant, works as portfolio analyst on the general investment team at very large name-brand university endowment, has worked with hedge funds, PE funds and the like. Has worked on several $655m+ deals. Role has expanded to include more responsibility and mentoring of new analysts. Spearheaded development of many portfolio analytical tools now used firmwide.
7) 765 total score, 97Q/99V
8) HYP Economics major with a minor in statistics. gpa, 7569 grad.
9) Homeless shelter volunteer. Community Arts events organizer. Created classroom tutoring business. Invited guest graduation speaker at local HS.
6) Endowment & Foundation portfolio mgmt
There is no word limit for this question. We think you know what guidance we're going to give here. Don't overthink, overcraft and overwrite. Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don't know your world can understand.
On the micro-level, her diction and phrasing are precise and effective. She makes my standing clear with specific statements : student…top excelling student among the two sections” and “one of twenty students in the nation.” She’s clear about describing why my achievements are notable and the effort I put in, like studying college-level chemistry and studying independently.
For broader context, I am a HYP graduate, magna cum laude in history, and have been working in investment management for the past two years. Thank you for your help.
How to Get Into Harvard and the Ivy League - The foundational guide where I discuss the philosophy behind what colleges are looking for, how to develop a Spike, and why being well-rounded is the path to rejection.
In my application and in the Common Application, there’s an Additional Information section, where you can write about anything else. I chose to spend this clarifying my extracurriculars even further.
In the end, schools like Harvard say pretty adamantly they don’t use formulas to determine admissions decisions, so I wouldn’t read too much into this. But this can be shorthand to help orient an applicant's family background.