pshecky
pshecky,
UMich ‘21
B.A., Communication and Media Studies
Undergraduate student studying at the University of Michigan
Features Included
12
Essays
9
Schools
15
Scores
3
Advice
7
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Hollywood, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

Applied for a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Hyperventilating as I rush through my bag, I am praying that the moment would pause for just 5 seconds as my fingers curl upon the rough surface of my camera. With rapid speed, I switch out the lenses and raise my device. The camera flashes, and I sigh with relief—I got the shot. The student was leaning against the wipe-board, black and white design projected across her body. For that brief moment, the only color that managed to surmount the...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
417 Words
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?
Sitting on my couch, my shirt is saturated from tears running down my face. I never knew gum could make me feel this way… Yes! The 2015 Extra Gum Commercial caused my eyes to well up with tears. I remember looking from side to side pondering, “How is this possible?” And it was this moment that initiated my fascination with the emotional power of advertisements. Discovering the awesome capability of this simple one-sided conversation between company and consumer, really without any...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
78 Words
If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (Required for all applicants. Approximately 100 words)
Campus Companions is an organization run by high school students who serve as mentors to younger children suffering from the pressures of social anxiety. Influenced by the early and pervasive use of social media, these kids often struggle with their self-image and how others perceive them. I love serving as a big sister to these children, providing positive guidance and reassurance that true happiness comes from personal satisfaction, not from the validation of likes, followers and streaks.
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Supplemental Essay: Other
249 Words
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it.
My involvement with the Jewish community began at a young age. I can remember going to Temple on high holidays, celebrating Jewish holidays, and preparing for my Bat Mitzvah. Growing up in this community, I learned about my cultural heritage, my people’s history, and the importance of tikkun olam, repairing the world. My community has taught me to embody the resilience displayed by my grandfather, a man who survived the Nazi concentration camps and Chinese internment camps, while embracing...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
352 Words
Vanderbilt University: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150-400 words)
Upon reviewing my extracurricular involvement over the years, one thing has remained true: all of my activities center around people, especially young people. When I am with children, I light up. I know that their hugs come from a place of genuine love, and their sincerity fills me with joy. One club that has had a profound impact upon my priorities is Campus Companions, a program where high school students mentor elementary school students. For two years, I have been...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
304 Words
What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way? (approx. 250 words)
I found myself confronted with the classic, cynical statement of the all-knowing critic, “I could make this.” I analyzed the little there was to analyze in Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow and made the immediate decision that the piece isn’t art. The palate consists of only black, white, and primary colors; the design consists of only rectangles and squares. I drew the line where modernism became too far of a stretch and where minimalism became...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
196 Words
What’s your favorite word and why?
The old English proverb proclaims itself with complete assurance: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”. Asserted by those determined to overcome any obstacle in their paths, within this phrase lies the answer, the one thing we all need to achieve. A will. Debatably the most significant word in the dictionary, will is a noun and verb alike. Yet, I choose to believe that the scholars who first uttered this mantra intended the latter. Whether to indicate to...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
148 Words
If you are applying to the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences as either a first-year or transfer applicant, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you? (150 words maximum)
Approaching college, I am interested in dozens of subjects, some that I have experienced first-hand and some that have never been formally presented to me. It is my desire to learn EVERYTHING that draws me to Duke. Enrolled in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, I plan to major in Visual & Media Studies with a minor in Psychology, while also receiving a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. These interrelated subjects would be an ideal combination for me to build on, designing a...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
240 Words
Duke University seeks a talented, engaged student body that embodies the wide range of human experience; we believe that the diversity of our students makes our community stronger. If you'd like to share a perspective you bring or experiences you've had to help us understand you better—perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background—we encourage you to do so. Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke. (250 words maximum)
My involvement with the Jewish community began at a young age. I can remember going to Temple on high holidays, celebrating Jewish holidays, and preparing for my Bat Mitzvah. Through my involvement in this community, I have learned about my cultural heritage, my people’s history, and the importance of tikkun olam, repairing the world. This community has taught me to embody the resilience displayed by my grandfather, a man who survived the Nazi concentration camps and Chinese internment camps,...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
479 Words
How have your experiences influenced you to consider the College of Human Ecology and how will your choice of major(s) impact your goals and plans for the future? (maximum of 500 words)
Upon reviewing my extracurricular involvement over the years, one thing has remained true: all of my activities center around people, especially young people. When I am with children, I light up. I know that their hugs come from a place of genuine love, and their sincerity fills me with joy. One club that has had a profound impact upon my priorities is Campus Companions, a program where high school students mentor elementary school students. For two years, I have been...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
603 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying. (400-650 words) 
I am a “Comma-holic”. Self-proclaimed, of course, but I believe commas are truly beautiful things. They allow an abundance of detail that adds deeper and more complex layers to every sentence, while circumventing the much feared “run-on.” Some critique excessive commas for their convoluted nature, but I admire the elegant and striking effects of asyndeton. Complex sentences when constructed properly can expand perspective and focus. At the University of Pennsylvania, as with my writing, I will use commas. I will...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
311 Words
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school(s) to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified? (300 word maximum)
Approaching college, I’m interested in dozens of subjects, some that I have experienced first-hand and some that have never been formally presented to me. It’s my desire to engross myself in EVERYTHING that draws me to Northwestern.    Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences will provide me with the ability to explore a diverse array of subject areas that interest me, including psychology, English literature and computer science, through a combination of majors, minors, and certificates. At...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
43 Words
I was very focused in some of my essays about "name-dropping" extracurricular activities...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
80 Words
I used a private admissions counselor. They were great for the hands-on, nitty gritty aspects of the application process that public counselor doesn't have...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
111 Words
Personally, I find it hard to write if I am not passionate about a topic. For the schools that offered them, I chose the most obscure essays possible because I had the most...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.84
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2250
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Jewish Student Union, Tutoring/Mentoring, Math Team, Other Club/Activity
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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