Santa Clara ‘20
B.S., Accounting
Hey! I'm a student at Santa Clara University, pursuing accounting and communications!
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Hometown Santa Clara, California
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Mandarin

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  • Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
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Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Accounting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

We are live in five! Four! Three! Two! One! Good morning, King’s Academy... “Jean, you’re directing tomorrow.” I look at my teacher seriously, nodding. However, I was inwardly jumping with joy at the prospect of leading the whole broadcast. Let me start from the beginning. Back in sixth grade, I look up, fixated, at my school’s morning news. I admired the anchors presenting the news with fervor, and I laughed with them when they made mistakes. In...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
254 Words
I cannot remember a time when I have not been immersed in the financial world. As a child, I sat next to my mom admiring Maria Bartiromo on CNBC discussing that day’s trade. Even though I lacked knowledge to understand most of the topics she talked about, I desired to be like her when I grew up. Over the years, my mother has helped me lay a foundation of doing business. Occasionally, she asks me to help complete a...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
229 Words
As a field reporter for my school’s broadcasting team, I actively reach out to people for interviews, whether it be a sixth grade student or Principal Meadows. I have come to enjoy talking to people I would not normally interact with, and this experience has taught me how to communicate on the field. Furthermore, I have committed to broadcasting all four years of high school, and I am excited to see that my hard work had motivated my own...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
212 Words
I rushed from the greenroom to backstage. As I waited for my cue, I chanted and repeated the words in my head. Finally, the lights dimmed, and I moved to center stage, clenching my fists and willing myself to stop shaking. As the spotlight centered on me and the music began to play, I felt butterflies growing in my stomach. “Himo wo, toite mi…” My throat constricted as I sang, and I was scared that I would forget the words....
Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
181 Words
My educational goal is summed in one word: well-rounded. WBB is well-rounded in many different ways. I have planned to study abroad when I am in college, but I was debating between studying in Asia, where I can work with a rapidly advancing economy, or Europe, as I have always wanted to travel there and see its culture. WBB will grant me a chance to study in both places, but more importantly, it will give me a chance to learn...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
210 Words
I consider myself as spontaneous with a touch of normal. For example, I take tests not from front to back, but back to front or ends to middle. Likewise, the idea of having a college experience atypical to other normal college students excites me. This education experience will challenge me, both mentally and physically, as I make my way around a new environment. Furthermore, I want to establish ties in the the three continents. I love interacting with people, and...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
179 Words
Silicon Valley, the place I proudly call my home, is the forerunner of changing environments. Nothing lasts very long here, and the culture is very diverse. Therefore, a lesson I have learned early on is to keep an open and flexible mind. In fact, I admire Google for its ability to be flexible in a rapidly evolving place. Instead of just being the number one search engine, they have also put forth new items like the Chromebook and Google Express,...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
127 Words
I learned about Santa Clara University primarily through my counselor. While I had heard of the university prior to her recommendation due to the close proximity to home, she encouraged me to apply for its strong business program. Not only is SCU has a prestigious business program, it is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, which makes it more ideal because I am interested in working in the Bay Area in the future. SCU is additionally ideal for...
Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
164 Words
While my ultimate goal is to build a business that I can help people, I am a person who loves to branch out and try new activities. I aspire to become a businesswoman, but at the same time, I aspire to become a well-rounded citizen of the world. Santa Clara University’s strategic vision appeals to me most in the fact that the university aspires to “educate build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.” Using my knowledge...

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
183 Words
I am not a 4.0 unweighted gpa student. I wasn't even a 3.9 or, heck, even a 3.8 student. I graduated with a 3.7 unweighted gpa (4.0 unweighted, but that's a different matter). However, I didn't let that stop me from applying to the schools I applied to. The University of Southern California's average gpa is 3.84, but it was my...

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