Cornell ‘22
B.S., Labor and Industrial Relations
New Yorker - interests in Business, Policy, and International Relations
Features Included


Hometown New York, New York
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
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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

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.
The bus slows to a halt, and I turn from looking out the window to observing the boarding passengers. Now that I take the train to school in a different borough, it’s been a while since I’ve been above ground on a bus through my neighborhood. It’s interesting to see the kinds of changes that have happened. A new pizza parlor. A new Sprint store in the building of the old Radio Shack. The Mexican restaurant with...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
554 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?
College of LSA is the place for me to explore America’s dilemma; I am specifically interested in majoring in International Studies with a Political Economy & Development subplan. I have three goals that I can distinctively achieve at LSA: learn with an international scope, examine the politics of the working and middle class, and, from that, create policies that can stabilize the world we are emerging into. As a Senior Ambassador at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, I encounter many international...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
256 Words
What about being a student at Boston University most excites you?
When I think of Boston University, I don’t think of a specific major. I don’t think of a specific sport (though I believe hockey is the new football), and I don’t think of a specific type of person; that is what most excites me about BU. I look forward to becoming part of the school’s community. To me, the college years are an important time for self-discovery, and I want the freedom to create my own...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
649 Words
Tell us about your intellectual interests, how they sprung from your course, service, work or life experiences, and what makes them exciting to you. Describe how ILR is the right school for you to pursue these interests.
The Cornell ILR School is the place for me to explore America’s dilemma. The working and middle classes are the cornerstones of our democratic and economic systems, and I want to understand their voting patterns, and why they are voting the way they are now. I can do this through classes uniquely offered like “Politics of the Global North” and “Rhetoric of the Labor Movement”. I have three goals that I can distinctively achieve at the ILR School: learn...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
147 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?
I am always touched by the innocence of children who visit when I tell them a poignant story as we do an engaging and related art activity together. They cannot even fathom using planes like the ones they play with as weapons, and that is why my role means so much to me. Working at the 9/11 Memorial, I have come to appreciate the present, because I will never know when an event will divide my life into a before and...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
298 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.
At first, it was really hard to understand my parents. The way racists, sexists, and homophobes are portrayed is that those ideas define them. They are the ones who hold picket signs (or tiki torches) and rally on the wrong side. To most people, they are labeled as crazy Americans who are long gone from reason and reality. But wait. My dad is someone who will hold the door for a black person, and will sit next to a transgender...

School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How I made up for low grades in high school
186 Words
I had a fine high school average overall, but there were a couple of grades that gave me some anxiety as I applied to college. People will tell you that trend matters, but my relatively low grades (I had high grades to balance it out) were sprinkled throughout high school, and mostly concentrated in math and...
Why I recommend taking a gap year
125 Words
I didn't end up taking a gap year, but it was an option I had, as I had applied to a gap year program. I am always a big supporter of international travel, and I think doing so...
What I learned transitioning from high school to college
110 Words
High school was a long four years, and I've forgotten what it's like to start all over, friends-wise, in a new setting. I went from a big city to another technically smaller city,...

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ActivitiesAmerican Red Cross, Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Social Justice, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Other Club/Activity, Family Responsibilities, Science/Math, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity

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