American ‘21
B.S., Business Management
Adventurous, active, fun guy moving to DC in the fall.
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Hometown Santa Barbara, California
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
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American University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.S. in Business Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I had just gotten into a car, in a foreign country, with two strangers. As the car slowed down, I looked out of the window. I saw a run down house surrounded by barbed wire. I thought to myself: “this can not be where I am spending the next two weeks of my life.”  My new host dad and I went through three gates leading to the house and we finally reached the front door. It opened up to a...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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After my fascinating lecture in Professor Mark Clark’s course on effective management techniques, I rush towards the Metro and get to the hill as fast as possible. This is where Congressman Salud Carbajal’s office is, a place I have come to love since working for his campaign in high school. There, I am eager to implement my learnings into getting gun control legislation passed. I feel pride as I talk with the movers and shakers, as I utilize...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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When I first learned that my sister was diagnosed with Asperger’s, I felt a sense of closure and relief. Her instances of not being empathetic and loving were not because of a cold heart, it was because of the way she was wired at birth. When I went onto the tennis court helping Special Olympians, I kept in mind my sister’s condition. I never understood her character, but now I had a newfound love and pride for my...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
447 Words
I have been passionate about sales and its processes since obtaining my first internship during sophomore year. Every day after school I went to the office of Clearpath GPS and input potential leads into the company’s database. Even though my role was minimal, I was able to be in an environment where sales calls were occurring and was able to witness how a business was run. I became eager to someday work in sales and take a lead role...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
258 Words
BU is the perfect place for me to learn more about my passion for politics and business. Through my internship with Congressman Elect Salud Carbajal, I have come to realize my desire to one day combine these two fields into one where I am benefitting society in a positive fashion. The Questrom School of Business will let me dive into taking management courses in my first year. This is quite uncommon in many well accoladed programs like BU’s, and...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
369 Words
I like to work with the movers and the shakers, and hopefully one day be one. Working for Congressman Elect Salud Carbajal has shown me how I can combine my passions of both business and politics into a successful career. What initially intrigued me about Stern is its stress on social impact. It is incredibly vital that I pursue an undergraduate institution that stresses giving back to others. I believe in giving back to one’s community and am always...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
283 Words
Northwestern is the perfect place for me to learn more about my passion for politics and business. Through my internship with Congressman Elect Salud Carbajal, I have come to realize my desire to one day combine these two fields into one where I am benefitting society in a positive fashion. I would like to pursue a major in political science and obtain both business certificates through the Kellogg School of Management. I would love to be taught by Professor Robert...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
GW is the perfect place for me to learn more about my passion for politics and business. It excites me that I will be able to come to DC and continue working for Congressman Elect Salud Carbajal. Being so close to the hilltop is truly remarkable for me. I can imagine getting out of Howard Beales’ course on strategic management and policy drafting and rushing towards the Hill as fast as possible to implement my knowledge into new gun control...

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
67 Words
Get people who know you well and you have no doubt in your mind they will write you a great...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
54 Words
Do what you are passionate about! Find things you love and pursue them. Colleges love really...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
45 Words
No, and I don't think you need one. You are just buying into the...
What set me apart from other applicants
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Extracurriculars, letter of rec from my...
How to approach transferring schools
15 Words
Make sure you know you...
Post-college plans
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Either work in the private...
What I’d change about my application process
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I would have...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I will be taking out loans and applying to as many scholarships as...

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SportsTennis, Cross Country


ActivitiesSpecial Olympics, National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team, Athletics Organization, Community Cleanup / Service, Political Campaign, Tutoring/Mentoring
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