Emory ‘22
B.B.A., Finance
I'm a 17 year old college admit.
Features Included


Hometown Curitiba, Brazil
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston (Boston, MA)
  • Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
  • Baylor University (Waco, TX)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Finance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The room was nearly silent; the only sound coming from the periodic ticking of a clock in the corner. I stood firmly in front of a panel of seven emotionless individuals and three of my own scoutmasters, who, after intense deliberation, arrived at a unanimous decision that would change my life forever. Instantaneously, my identity changed from an average, teenage, high school student to an honorable Escoteiro da Pátria, the Brazilian equivalent of the American Eagle Scout rank.  Throughout...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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In general, I believe a university should be able to help students achieve a strong foundation for their future in society and offer a place that is not only academically supportive, but also spiritually. Some things I personally would like to see in a university is a school with a student body that has pride and spirit and a supportive community that backs it. I want a college that sees its students as individuals, not just as one of 20,000 or...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Prompt: Boston College strives to provide an undergraduate learning experience emphasizing the liberal arts, quality teaching, personal formation, and engagement of critical issues. If you had the opportunity to create your own college course, what enduring question or contemporary problem would you address and why? I would create a course that focuses on how to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the proposed 2030 deadline. The UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), from 2000 to 2015, were successful in...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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How did you first learn about Bowdoin? I learned about Bowdoin at a college fair as a sophomore. Since then, my research has only strengthened my conviction that I belong there. The Offer represents Bowdoin’s values. Please reflect on the line you selected and how it has meaning to you. "I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses". This was affirmed nearly four centuries ago by German astronomer Johannes...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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It was at a college fair in Curitiba that I realized Dartmouth was the perfect school for me. There, I talked to a Dartmouth rep and student and became obsessed with the school. Our conversation ranged from Brazilian culture to the D-Plan, and they both spoke enthusiastically about what they were involved in. I really related to them, and I think they represent the passion Dartmouth's students have. I can pursue my dream of being a successful businessman by joining...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
362 Words
Prompt: Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore: ''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy? I started taking interest in physical activity back in middle school. Inspired by a growing awareness about fitness and general health, I became a...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Prompt: What is your favorite fiction or non-fiction work (film, book, TV show, album, poem, or play)? "Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches." Brave New World, the acclaimed book by Aldous Huxley, has to be my personal favorite. Being a banned book only added to its appeal and part of the reason the book was so controversial upon its release is the very thing that made it so successful. We want to believe that technology...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
171 Words
Prompt: Why, in the age of social media, what does engaging with integrity look like for you? Facing integrity, the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and the ability to keep those morals intact, can be seen as one of the innumerous challenges we're faced with due to modern society, especially with the advent of social media. Each day, people with malicious intent hide behind the veil of anonymity and commit acts of violence, prejudice, and falsity...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Prompt: What you would want your future college roommate to know about you? Dear future roommate, It is a little awkward writing this letter to someone I've never met, especially since we're going to be living together soon. I bet you're wondering what it'll be like to live with me next year, so I'll try to explain. It's usually a little hard for two people who barely know each other to get used to one another, but I'll try and...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
270 Words
Prompt: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been” -Henry Kissinger. As an Escoteiro da Pátria, the Brazilian equivalent of Eagle Scout, I've learned that leadership is something taught from the moment we start Scouting. Leadership means holding yourself to a higher standard and putting your fellow scouts above yourself. In my years as a...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
328 Words
When I tell a friend or family member that I’m going to major in economics, they normally respond with a confused look, then say “Don’t you want something, say, more innovative ?” or “Oh great, just what we need, another businessman”. I then go on to explain to them how the business world is constantly changing and how ethics are a personal trait that cannot be attributed to an entire class. Most of the time, I'll just receive a...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
522 Words
I've lived most of my life in a small town of fewer than thirty thousand people in suburban Massachusetts. My only experience with living in a big city was after I moved to Brazil and lived in Curitiba, a state capital in Southern Brazil. I have flashbacks of tramping through the mounds of snow in a black snowsuit with my parents during the winter months. Since that time, I have been addicted to the slushy white stuff that we Americans...
Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
868 Words
Prompt: How are apples and oranges supposed to be compared? Possible answers involve, but are not limited to, statistics, chemistry, physics, linguistics, and philosophy. The well-known American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once called the apple "America's fruit". This is most certainly true; we had the one and only Johnny Appleseed on our side, we’ve created expressions such as "American as apple pie", and we even dubbed our largest city as the "Big Apple". Yes, it really doesn't get more...
Supplemental Essay: Other
517 Words
Prompt: What is leadership? Explain your experiences with it. While on a two-week-long adventure in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo last July, I learned firsthand how good leadership can save lives and make any situation much easier to deal with. Even though we weren't in the hottest months of Brazil's tropical climate, the temperature gradient, due to our constant elevation changes, got the better of us at times. Our journey was filled with stormy days, tired feet, and...

School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
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Make sure you nail your essays, especially the supplementary ones! They can...
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Apply as early as possible! This allows Baylor to view your application earlier...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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I submitted a well-written, hand signed letter of continued interest. Be sure to add...
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Be sure to apply early...

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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Make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools (safety, match and reach) and that you...
How to deal with the stress of applying to college
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Set reasonable goals and don't make it a...
My advice about getting recommenders
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Request recommendations from the teachers that you feel know you the best. You may not have particularly been an A+ student in their class, but they'll be...

High School Performance

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Top 1%
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
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SportsCross Country


ActivitiesOther Club/Activity, Student Council / Government, Academic, Community Cleanup / Service

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