karuni06
karuni06,
Georgetown ‘23
B.S., International Relations
Digital Literacy activist and Climate Warrior who aspires to change existing government mechanisms to deal with global problems by working in diplomacy.
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Advice
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Background

Hometown New Delhi, India
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
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Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.S. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
In October 2014, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi pledged to make India open defecation free (ODF) in five years through the “Clean India Mission”. At the time, only 38.7% of India had access to household latrines and more than 525 million people defecated in the open. While the move was widely appreciated by all stakeholders, it was the first government initiative to have a personal impact on me as some of my cousins did not have access to a toilet, whereas I...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Generations of students have found connection and meaning in Bowdoin's “The Offer of the College,” written in 1906 by Bowdoin President William DeWitt Hyde.

Which line from the Offer resonates most with you?

To lose yourself in generous enthusiasms and cooperate with others for common ends

Optional: The Offer represents Bowdoin’s values. Please reflect on the line you selected and how it has meaning to you.
In a world where 22000 children die each day because of poverty, I fail to understand how we as a community have not been able to solve the problem. We have polluted our atmosphere, contaminated our seas, and cleared Earth's green cover simply to earn money. Half of the world's net wealth belongs to the top 1%, who could end global poverty instantly, but their priorities are well known to everyone. The line has meaning to me as I am a firm...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
148 Words
What inspired you to apply to Union and what about our college most excites you?
Union College echoes my belief in religious harmony and acceptance of diversity, which is precedent in the history and working culture. The ubiquity of Union's principles in its curriculum, as well as, its innovative housing system are one of its most inspiring and attractive features for me. Another unique element which makes Union one of my top choice colleges is the Organizing Theme major. I feel that it perfectly caters to my aspiration of becoming a policymaker by helping my...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
328 Words
We would like to know more about your interest in NYU. We are particularly interested in knowing what motivated you to apply to NYU and more specifically, why you have applied or expressed interest in a particular campus, school, college, program, and/or area of study? If you have applied to more than one, please tell us why you are interested in each of the campuses, schools, colleges, or programs to which you have applied. You may be focused or undecided, or simply open to the options within NYU's global network; regardless, we want to understand - Why NYU?
The average age in India is 27; the average of parliamentarians is 58. My aspiration is to be a representative of more than 50% of Indians in the Parliament, and I believe that an education at NYU will make me capable of contesting elections within the next 10 years. The central reason why Abu Dhabi serves as my primary campus of interest is that it offers an innovative range of subjects in the realm of politics. I plan on pursuing a Political Science major...
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Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
357 Words
We live in an urban-global age with more than half of the planet’s people living in cities. Trinity College is an urban liberal arts college deeply engaged with the local community and committed to making an impact across the world. How do you aspire to use your education to impact local and global communities?
The level of inequality and lack of access to resources to more than half of the world's population which lives in poverty troubles me, but also gives me an agenda to work for. It troubles me that 2 children born at the same time, in the same country, have their destiny pre-written because of the family they're born into. One would have a bed to sleep in, while the other fights for its life. One would have to walk a distance...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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"Creating an environment that allows students to build lasting friendships, including those that cut across seemingly entrenched societal and political boundaries… requires candor about the inevitable tensions, as well as about the wonderful opportunities, that diversity and inclusiveness create."
Carolyn "Biddy" Martin, President of Amherst College, Letter to Amherst College Alumni and Families, December 28, 2015.
The catalyst for opportunities that diversity and inclusiveness create is addressing the areas of conflict or "tensions". If these areas remain unaddressed, a sense of tolerance would unfurl over the environment, which would obstruct genuine approval of opposing views and opinion. In May 2017, I had the opportunity to teach Public Speaking to 30 underprivileged students. When I first met them, I thought that they were a bunch of misguided individuals who had radically different views than me. They believed that the...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
246 Words
Reflect on your engagement with a community to which you belong. How do you feel you have contributed to this community?
My grandfather was 17 when he left his village to join the Indian Navy. My father followed his footsteps and has devoted his life to serving the nation. His profession was responsible for me changing 4 schools within a span of 12 years. Initially, I felt alien but within a few weeks, I would adapt and settle. The reason for this was that every place offered something new: different cultures, different cuisines, and most importantly different people with unique experiences. The exposure to...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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What excites you about Tufts’ intellectually playful community? In short, Why Tufts?
The social awareness and willingness to create a social impact are the most exciting aspects of Tufts' intellectually playful community. I was initially attracted to Tufts because of two alumni who inspire me to become a policymaker: Dr. Sashi Tharoor and Mr. Sharad Sagar. Their immense contributions and intellect, in their own words, is attributed to Tufts' environment and opportunities. The average age in India is 27; the average of parliamentarians is 58. My aspiration is to be a representative of more...
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School Specific Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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I studied the Common Data...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Apply to all 3 campuses. Focus on your intended major and mention a few professors you are interested in interacting with....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
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Georgetown offers the most extensive course on foreign service. The focus of core-curriculum is streamlined and helps you...
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How to increase chances at my school
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The interview is designated as very important on the CDS of...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Try to identify a problem in your local community and then find...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
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List all the reasons why you want to pursue your intended major. Identify all...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Study the Common Data Sets of all colleges which are famous for giving financial aid or have scholarships. Compare your stats to the previous admitted class and apply to the college only...
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