Abhisek Sahoo
Abhisek Sahoo,
UC Berkeley
B.S., Economics, , Statistics
Student at UC Berkeley
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Hometown Pleasanton, California
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2020
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Oriya, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Babson College (Wellesley, MA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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On my 13th birthday, I shattered the most important rule in my family lineage. My inquisitive 7th-grade fingers held the crisp emerald bill against the sunlight. Sure enough, minuscule yellow 100's were freckled around the words, "FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE." Earlier that day, my parents had bestowed this seemingly enormous amount of currency upon me. No strings attached. Envisioning my entire future through the eyes of Benjamin Franklin, I decided to pursue the art of making money - business. My career...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
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Orissa, India. Circa 300 BCE. The King held his arms widespread, taking in the sunlight with all of his might. The land around him was rich, the people around him were content, and his family had all the protection they needed. The King turned his back to the sun. Relaxing his powerful physique, the King bellowed a hearty chuckle. "No one in the entire universe holds more power than I." The sun immediately glared all of its light upon the king's...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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My personal approach to learning revolves around a simple, three-step mantra. Observation. Feedback. Synthesis. Three objectives that I can fulfill with Babson's accessible sense of belonging. Observation is the center of all opportunity. At the heart of Babson's comprehensive curriculum, I will take a globalized approach to education. Namely, Finance Management Consulting Field Experience, a course where I plan to apply finance concepts to real-world simulations. To support my career goals in investment banking, I will use unique active learning...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
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Passion for economics? Check. Love of investment banking? Check. Carnegie Mellon Graduate? Well, this was the one thing that my CMU interviewer, Evan Osheroff, and I did not have in common. Luckily, I was able to gain valuable insight from Mr. Osheroff, Tepper School Class of '09, about his journey from a high school senior to the Vice President of Credit Suisse —a prestigious investment banking firm located in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District. From an overall...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
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In my DECA journey, I may be the Vice President of Northern California DECA. However, state office positions are only given to 6 individuals out of the 5,000 in California DECA. The opportunity that is provided to every member is what matters to me the most. Competition. "Ask the judge if you can take a seat. It's the polite thing to do." These were the words my DECA advisor told me before I entered my ultimate DECA assessment. 10 months of hard work...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
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Mama, we made it. To celebrate, I'm going to teach you something. Grab the nearest pencil around you, make sure it has some weight too it – preferably a mechanical pencil. 1) Put the back end of the pencil in the web between your thumb and index finger. 2) Place the front grip of the pencil in between your ring and middle finger. 3) Push down with your middle finger; try to "flick" the pencil off the web between your index and your thumb....
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I feel like when writing an essay, bragging is the worst thing you can do. If you make your essays an art of self-reflection, it will be a much more meaningful experience to the writer. The reader (college admissions agent) can evidently see this "self-reflection," and your essay will rise to the top of the pile.

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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I feel like when writing an essay, bragging is the worst thing you can do. If you...

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SportsTennis, Basketball


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