maxw2021
maxw2021,
Cornell ‘21
B.S., Labor and Industrial Relations
I'm a San Francisco native who's passionate about helping people.
Features Included
3
Essays
4
Schools
7
Scores
3
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown San Francico, California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • King's College London (London, England)
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Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Labor and Industrial Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

"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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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School Specific Advice

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

GPA
3.77
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsRowing (Crew), Rowing (Crew)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAsian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Model Congress / Model UN, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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