College Admissions Info

Cornell University, ‘21
BS, Labor and Industrial Relations

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a San Francisco native who's passionate about helping people.
From: San Francico , California
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew), Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Model Congress / Model UN, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

661 Words
"Watch out in Chinatown….” Warned my dad, letting his sincere worry and his black and white perspectives weigh on the stress of each syllable. Because Dad was born and raised amongst Chinese people on Chinese soil, in less than affluent Chinese neighborhoods, I was initially confused as to which aspect of his racial, social, and economic bias I was to contend with this morning.  Mom, who sought to soften the brewing exchange, whispered, “Remember when Baba owned those stores.  The...

Supplemental Essay for Cornell: “Why us” school essay
657 Words
"Ngal ba dyad bsad—Work together with vigor, and meet the challenge of hardship," offered Tenzin, a young Tibetan refugee, as the Branson Asian Student Alliance (ASA) members keenly peered into her school in India through a projected video.  After fundraising to sponsor one year of Tenzin's education, I knew why encouraging cultural curiosity was invaluable.  From Branson students working with the Chinatown community in alleyway cleanup projects to fostering Tibetan refugee education, as ASA president, I bridge the gap...

Supplemental Essay for Cornell, St. Andrews, USC, KCL: Diversity statement
327 Words
I've always had an interesting relationship with languages. Growing up in a bilingual household, English casually morphs into Mandarin over the dinner table as the bumbling Wang household communicates. Extended family dinners add an extra element of challenge in the form of generation gaps, forcing me to adapt as younger cousins practice newly learned English, and hard-of-hearing grandparents speak in crisp Mandarin with interwoven Taiwanese. Both my parents minored in Japanese and grew up speaking Taiwanese, and my maternal great...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
67 Words
Having a big interest in Cornell is imperative to getting in ED and spending your next four years in Ithaca. ...

My advice about getting recommenders
137 Words
Use as many recommendations as you feel add more to your narrative when you apply, but don't have so many that they begin saying the same thing and feeling redundant. Personally, my college counselor advised that I stick with no more...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
42 Words
Save most of the summer for busy work and being proactive, and leave...