Notre Dame
B.B.A., Business Administration and Management
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University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Management

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
My eating disorder is powerless, trapped as a rock at the bottom of a lake. Every morning of 9th grade, I scrolled Instagram, gazing googly-eyed at the blonde, tan, skinny girls I dreamed of emulating. If I wanted to be a role model, I assumed I had to replicate them. An obsession began with counting calories until it became innate, my brain programmed like a calorie-tracking calculator. When my smiles turned fake and my muscular legs frail, my body dysmorphia...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
307 Words
Help us understand how you might engage specific resources, opportunities, and/or communities here. We are curious about what these specifics are, as well as how they may enrich your time at Northwestern and beyond.
With its lights flickering, cars moving from A to B, sneakers hitting and high heels clicking the pavement, the city inspires me: millions of people in their niche contributing to the big picture. From the hub of my home school, SESP’s Annenberg Hall, there’s a view of metropolitan Chicago to energize me as I study the organizations on the other side of Lake Michigan. The Chicago skyline reminds me of generations before me—with $9.34, my great-great-grandmother settled in...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
402 Words
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?
In eighth grade, it was [female name]. In ninth: [female name], and in tenth: [female name]. These three young women excelled in the classroom and fearlessly led our Student Government as Activities Commissioners, unequivocally the organization’s most coveted position. They displayed tenacity, assertiveness, and fiery passion: traits that aren’t typically celebrated in females. This, most likely, played into their losses in their elections as ASB President. My junior year, I became the youngest appointed Activities Commissioner. I felt...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
205 Words
The founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Blessed Basil Moreau, wrote, "We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart." How do you hope a Notre Dame education and experience will transform your mind and heart?
I may be 18, but I never grew out of the “why phase.” At Notre Dame, I know my innate curiosity and interdisciplinary passions will be whole-heartedly embraced. Majoring in Management Consulting at Mendoza, I will delve into managerial science, unlocking the keys to truly effective leadership. By taking Values-based Leadership, I will learn how to use business to invoke good and instill loyalty, empathy, and faith into everything I do. Digging deeper in my pursuit of leadership, I will double...
Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
205 Words
A Notre Dame education is not just for you, but also for those who will benefit from the impact you make. Who do you aspire to serve after you graduate?
“Hey, have you met Michael?” the pastor at my local church asks. A few weeks prior, I was directed to volunteer at the smaller church locations that had opened their doors across my county to relieve fear amidst the pandemic. Michael Avila is head of the Junior High Ministry, where middle school life groups were about to form. I didn’t know then that chatting with Michael would lead to weekly, hour-long sessions of crying, laughing, and connecting with twelve...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
204 Words
God and the Good Life is an interdisciplinary course created by the departments of Philosophy and Film, Television, and Theatre that asks students to consider moral questions about what they believe and how they want to live their lives. What do God and a good life mean to you?
One day, I threw a rock into a lake, and my perspective elevated to a heavenly peak. Everywhere I looked, I was able to truly recognize the beauty of the Lord and this world He created for us. The prompt insinuates that God and a good life are separate entities… but for me, they are inevitably intertwined. The good life is working hard towards your goals, but understanding that God's plan is ultimate no matter what you desire in life....
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
406 Words
Why is applying to the Honors College important to you? Which aspects of the program's three pillars of opportunity, community, and challenge pique your interests? How would you engage with the program to exemplify these pillars yourself? How does the program factor into your long-term goals?
I was six years old the first time I went to The Swamp. Adorned in an orange and blue tutu, I climbed atop the Bull Gator statue for a picture. The cheering and chomping, amplified by the stadium’s noteworthy acoustics, surpassed my every expectation. My mom had told me to anticipate loud… but this was Gator Nation loud. As a young girl, I felt overwhelmed—what if I needed to go to the bathroom? What if I went to...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
302 Words
ASB brought me to school every day. Yes, my deeply ingrained love of learning did too, but ASB made the boring and the routine dissipate into insignificance. My terribly-postured 12-year-old self, intimidated by my freshman interviewers, returned their fire of queries with quips and puns for the whole half hour. From then on, I knew I found my family on campus. In high school ASB, I worked tirelessly to redefine every committee I was placed on, reestablishing the standards for...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
267 Words
Expand on an aspect of your identity (for example, your religion, culture, race, sexual or gender indentity, affinity group, etc.). How has this aspect of your identity shaped your life experiences thus far?
To me, a screwdriver isn’t just a tool, and SKYY isn’t just a blue atmosphere; I lost my dad to addiction—to drinking, to drugs, to women—when I was three. Every June, I would sit perplexed, surrounded by scraps of colored paper and sticky glue while all the kids in class were making Father’s Day cards. But I know I’m not the only one. Every Wednesday, I surround myself with a group of twelve eighth...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
332 Words
If you could change one thing about where you live, what would it be and why?
“No problem, ma’am.” I was taken aback. Ma’am! Where was I? To answer my question, I was in the South. Sunny Southern California may have all the sandy beaches and smoothie bars you could ask for, but it does not have this. My first trip to Tennessee, I was astounded by the politeness, hospitality, and life-changing food. Other people held the doors open for my mom and I. Sentences ended with “ma’am” and “sir.” When you ordered...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
308 Words
Tell us about something that really sparks your intellectual interests and curiousity and compels you to explore more in the program/area of study that you indicated. It could be an idea, book, project, cultural activity, work of art, start-up, music, movie, research, innovation, question, or other pursuit.
The gym lights are dimmed as I sit in front of the bleachers, waiting for hundreds of peers to flood in. Headset on, I hear cues from fellow ASB members: Luca at the door, Pierce on Audio-Visual, Reece with props… I chime in: “Five minutes everyone!” My heart beats fast, as it has since 5AM when “All I Want For Christmas Is You” awakened me. After months of coordinating dance practice schedules, mobilizing ASB to make decorations, and attending countless...

School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
240 Words
I was really lucky to have such a supportive family during the college application process. My mom and my sister were always my go-tos that I could ask questions to and get honest responses. Oftentimes we would all get together as a group to brainstorm and come up with ideas, they would share their input on what was strong, and then obviously it was up to me to make the final...
How to deal with the stress of applying to college
262 Words
Once again, I had a really supportive family throughout the college app process, but I still think I could have dealt with the stress better. My biggest advice would be to START EARLY. Your best writing is probably going to be right after junior year because your brain is already quick and practiced, like a well-oiled machine. I know you want to give yourself a break, but that’s gonna get the machine really sticky, and it is...
My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
494 Words
Well, first off, every school is different. At some schools, you take AP Gov as a freshman, but at mine, you take it as a senior. At my school, no one took a social science freshman year. APUSH is reknowned as one of the hardest classes, yet I know people across the country for whom it was the ‘easy A.’ So, while I can’t give you advice for your specific school (unless you went to mine), I will do the best I can with what resources I used and how I prepared for the exam! AP World - I...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
147 Words
I personally didn’t do this, but when college app season came up, I wish I had done more summer internships or tried to find research opportunities. Again, I didn’t do this, so I don’t have too much to say about it!...

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