B.S., Finance
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Hometown Baku, Pennsylvania, Azerbaijan
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2025
First Gen College StudentNo

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  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Finance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
257 Words
Academic achievement
At Yale-NUS, my goal is to continue my pursuit as an Economist and Innovator. As an Economist, I aspire to work as an economic impact analyst at a front-end consulting firm. I will apply my skills learned from my past published research papers to further my inquiry into financial economics by conducting professional research with Dr.Yibei Lu at Yale NUS International Trade and Finance Research department. Learning the logistics behind the professor's paper “The Production Life Cycle” firsthand will...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
451 Words
How did you discover your intellectual and academic interests, and how will you explore them at the University of Pennsylvania? Please respond considering the specific undergraduate school you have selected.
“The teenage inventor on a mission” - read the headlines of national news, Xezer Xeber, displaying Click Energy - my energy-generating keyboard. I have devoted countless hours to growing my keyboard from an idea into an established business. Click Energy was an exercise in uniting the intellectual vitality of an economist with the intrepid energy of an innovator, the endless patience of the economist incorporated into the adventure of an entrepreneur. I worked with the mindset of an economist when...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
205 Words
At Penn, learning and growth happen outside of the classrooms, too. How will you explore the community at Penn? Consider how this community will help shape your perspective and identity, and how your identity and perspective will help shape this community.
Azerbaijan is a melting pot of overlapping cultures, traditions, and peoples. It is where the innovative technology and knowledge of the West go hand in hand with the diverse customs of the East, and where state-of-the-art skyscrapers evoke harmony with 17th-century castles and fortresses. Azerbaijan is a community in which liberal billboards stand in peace with conservative voices in protests, and where Orthodox Slavs can live peacefully with Turkic Muslims. My country has imbued me with sentiments of acceptance and...
Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
140 Words
Please use the space below to provide details about the change in progression through secondary/high school that you indicated above.
In my gap year, I plan to initiate the Azerbaijani branch of the project “Children’s Business Fair” established in California. I will be traveling to Ganja, Sheki, Guba, and other under-resourced Azerbaijani communities to conduct business fairs for 10-14-year-olds in order to train students on both entrepreneurial traits, like risk predilection and perseverance, and technical skills such as the Lean Business Canvas Model. By establishing a new business & entrepreneurship curriculum, I hope to develop a working knowledge of...
Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
394 Words
This did not have a prompt. I uploaded it as an additional essay.
July 2019. Conference room of the University of Colorado Boulder. I looked up and slightly flinched. There were at least twenty of them, far more than I expected. I had four weeks to lead the Economics research team and present it to the professors. My research group was a melting pot of overlapping cultures, traditions, and peoples. It was a community where the innovative technology and knowledge of the Westerner went hand in hand with the diverse customs of the Easterner,...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
259 Words
Tell us about a place or community you call home. How has it shaped your perspective?
My home is located in the variegated and beautiful terrain where the East meets the West, and where the freezing waves of the Caspian Sea wash the outskirts of the Caucasus mountains. I belong to the community of Azerbaijan. My country is a melting pot of overlapping cultures, traditions, and peoples. It is a place where the innovative technology and knowledge of the West go hand in hand with the diverse customs of the East, and where state-of-art skyscrapers evoke...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
156 Words
Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work or family responsibilities.
“The teenage inventor on a mission” - read the headlines of national news, Xezer Xeber, displaying Click Energy - my energy-generating keyboard. I have devoted countless hours to growing my keyboard from an idea into an established business. Click Energy was an exercise in uniting the avid curiosity of an economist with the practical attention of an engineer. I worked with the delicate mindset of an economist when using simulation modeling to analyze data about the energy industry and realizing...

School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
35 Words
Although UPenn students come from diverse backgrounds, I...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
194 Words
My UPenn interviewer ended the interview saying that I got his full marks and showing fingers crossed for me. Here’s how: Very few interviews have out-of-ordinary questions - there are really only 20 or so commonly asked college interview questions for which you can prepare strategically. Google typical college interview questions and take a stab at...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
149 Words
Standing out on your Why Us essay is a must if you want to significantly boost your chances at any school. Spend serious time on the UPenn’s online catalog/course schedule and look for not only majors and minors, but also specific...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
94 Words
Right after being admitted, I faced an issue with my financial aid package that revealed a problem with UPenn: Unfortunately, their Student Financial Aid Services respond very...
How to increase chances at my school
178 Words
Although the school doesn't officially tell you this, I believe that this simple yet effective action will double your chances of admission: Demonstrate significant interest to the school, its professors and summer programs, and everything in between. Demonstrated interest is something that many colleges and universities use to track a) how much...

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General Admissions Advice

Why I recommend taking a gap year
153 Words
I graduated in June 2020 and soon decided to take a gap year. As mentioned in my educational progression essay, I wanted to initiate the “Children’s Business Fair” in Azerbaijan. With the project being super exciting, I believe that putting a gap year in my application...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
201 Words
Everyone’s Common App activity list differs based on what they intend to study, but I believe there is an activity that boosts almost all applicants’ profiles - the secret sauce: Research Whether you want to study math, psychology, or economics, doing in-depth research about the history of that particular field or a novel and specific idea really...
What set me apart from other applicants
153 Words
90% of students applying write their application in the same safe, boring, cliché way. There’s one aspect of my application that grabbed the attention of my reader: my clear dedication to a field. Many students compile a heterogeneous activity list - activities ranging from sports...
My advice about getting recommenders
271 Words
Three specific suggestions to have recommendation letters present you in the best possible light: First, choose the teacher who teaches the most related class to your intended major. As an economics major, I asked for a letter of recommendation from my economics and math teachers. This might seem obvious, but I know a lot of students getting a rec letter from art teacher as a math major (unless there’s a specific reason to do so). Second, hand down...
What I’d change about my application process
155 Words
I missed one of the easiest ways to stand out in your Common Application: When they ask you for your Future Plans, don’t put “Undecided.” But don’t select a generic, pre-populated response either. Instead, do this: Select “Other.” Then Common App gives...

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ActivitiesResearch, Academic, Career Oriented, Research, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Career Oriented, Research, Academic Decathlon, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Tutoring/Mentoring
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