Jrubino
Jrubino,
Georgetown ‘19
B.A., International Relations and National Security Studies, , Arabic Language and Literature
I am a sophomore at Georgetown University studying International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service. I'm involved in several campus activities and off-campus charity work. I took a gap year after high school.
Features Included
5
Essays
2
Schools
1
Scores
6
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown , Illinois
GenderFemale
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
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Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations and National Security Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: Other
678 Words
"Identify a major global issue and how you would solve it" As I walked into a Pickens Plan town hall meeting in 2008, I had no idea that the meeting would spark a mission in me—to educate my peers about global warming and clean energy. The purpose of the Pickens Plan, started by T. Boone Pickens, is to make America energy independent through the use of natural resources. T. Boone Pickens is a billionaire who made his fortune in the...
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Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
497 Words
My name is Jennifer Rubino and I am applying for admission to the School of Foreign Service. Enclosed please find my application part II as well as supplemental information on my charity, Cards for Hospitalized Kids. My ACT score report, secondary school report, high school transcripts, summer college transcript and teacher evaluations should also be received in the mail. Additionally, Professor Stephen King will be delivering a recommendation letter to the admissions office. Along with my application, I wanted to...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
832 Words
In February of 2011, I was lying in the intensive care unit (ICU) trying to recover from my thirteenth surgery to treat a chronic illness. The ICU is the hospital unit for the sickest patients and is a place where hope is often the strongest medicine. I was in extreme pain and was away from everything outside of my hospital room—I felt forgotten and was close to losing hope. I had spent the last six years of my life fighting...
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School Specific Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
62 Words
I interviewed with Georgetown for my application. The interview was with an alum. The interview is a great...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
134 Words
My best advice is to not just utilize your summers to do something unique that will help you in the admissions process, such as a pre-college program, internship, etc., but also to ensure you still have fun/enjoy being a...
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What set me apart from other applicants
89 Words
I was not the applicant with the highest scores or grades. However, my personal story and extra-curricular activities really made me stand out. The admissions officer...
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My advice about getting recommenders
107 Words
My advice is to choose people that truly know you well. Those types of recommendations (in my opinion) are preferred over recommenders who merely just write a recommendation based on your...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
50 Words
My favorite course thus far is Problem of God. Thought completely outside of my areas...
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How to increase chances at my school
65 Words
- Don't try to do every activity. In my view, Admissions would rather see you be passionate about...
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More Essays

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When I was a little girl, my gymnastics coach used to tell me that what nearly breaks you builds you up and makes you stronger. I did not fully understand the meaning of this motto until I had an experience that changed my life forever. In 2006, I went to the doctor expecting to find out I had a sports injury from my training as a competitive gymnast. My life instantly changed when the doctors discovered that the pain in my...
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Additional Essay Details
72 Words
I utilized my essays to not only set myself apart but also explain parts of my education that needed special explanation such as time off from school and a drop in grades my sophomore year when I was suffering from serious medical issues. In doing so, I was able to provide an explanation holistically without making it seem like I wanted sympathy and demonstrate that I was more than what I'd endured.
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCharity Drive Organizing, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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