B.B.A., Finance
Hi! I'm Jen Chan and a recent graduate from high school. After doing hours of research and writing my college supplements I would like to think I became a pro at this. If you want to read my advice and my essays check out my profile! (: Good luck!
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Hometown Montrose, New York
AdmissionEarly Decision
Class of2019
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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New York University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.B.A. in Finance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
583 Words
Failure experience
"Brake!" screamed my mother. My body slammed into the wall of the elementary school. The pain aching through my body was nothing compared to the humiliating echoes repeating in my head: "An eight year old should know how to ride a bike!" Seeing the crash, my mom rushed to my side. Wiping the tears from my face, she told me that it was okay if I did not want to try again. I spent my childhood stuck on the sidelines,...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
241 Words
Boston University is everything I look for in a college. It will prepare me for the real world, push me out of my comfort zone, and it is located in a historic city. Through the School of Management, with a concentration in finance and liberal arts education, I know that BU can transform my interests in finance into a job in corporate finance. Clubs such as Diner's Club and the Zen Community will enhance my college experience. I also cannot...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
382 Words
Welcome to MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art. Two groups of friends walk in: Group A and Group B. Group A walks in chattering and as they enter the elevator, they strike up a conversation with the other visitors. When the elevator arrives on the first floor, they all decide to tour the museum together. As they view the paintings, they read about each piece and each artist and discuss art, history, and philosophy. Members of Group A leave the...
Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
414 Words
Walking into Build-A-Bear Workshop, you find yourself drawn to one of the stuff animals, the purple bobcat. Carefully picking up the bobcat, you head towards the Stern stuffing station of academics and stuff it with business, global studies, social impact, and liberal arts, resolving the bobcat's curiosity for how the national and global economy works. You stuff the bobcat firmly with the BREADTH Corporate Finance Track Program, knowing that with this foundation it will be well-equipped to pursue a career...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
648 Words
Everything fell to the floor: coins, credit cards, subway passes. I was visiting my sister at her campus and she was frustrated after dropping everything. All she had wanted was to pay for lunch. “See this is why I want to go to Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon’s Student ID cards can hold everything,” I joked. After thinking about it more, I realized that as odd as it sounds, I do want to go to Carnegie Mellon for the Student...
Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
571 Words
"No! Dad, I'm not like you. Business just isn't for me." To keep my dad from talking about business 24/7, I made a deal with him. If I researched about business and could prove why it was not for me, then he would have to drop the subject. We shook hands on it and I started researching right away. What happened next surprised me, to say the least. I started to see myself in business! I wanted to study something that...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
573 Words
"Jen, look!" I looked to the right and saw my dad pointing at a bulletin board in the Wharton School. Printed in large letters were the words "knowledge for action." Wanting to listen to the tour guide, I did not pay the phrase much attention. But as the tour guide continued to speak, he actually began to discuss the phrase my dad had pointed out to me. He explained that "knowledge for action" was a philosophy valued by Benjamin Franklin,...
Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
248 Words
Sadly, I do not have a wishing star. But I do have something close to that: that book on my nightstand, How to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Yes, that selfdevelopment book that I always have to read right before I go to bed. From the very first paragraph of the book, Hill reveals that the book contains a secret that will give people access to their dreams of wealth. Reading the first chapter, I thought the book...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
223 Words
"BEEP. BEEP. BEEP." "Jennifer, are you crazy? Why is someone calling you every 10 minutes?" asked my mom. My mom had no clue what was going on as she had switched her workday from Friday to Sunday, and so I had to explain my Daily Morning Alarm System to her before she labelled me crazy. And yes, I admit I gave it a name. My 6:00 alarm tells me, "I'm going to wake you up but you can still sleep for another 30...

General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
20 Words
Try to get a job or...
My advice about getting recommenders
15 Words
Throughout your high school attempt...

High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

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Converted SAT Score1470
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ActivitiesBoy/Girl Scouts, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Green Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society
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