USC ‘19
B.B.A., Business Administration and Management, , Computer Programming
I enjoy hiking, traveling, creating my own jewelry & clothes, and making money $$.I plan on running my own startup/business after graduating from USC and then going on to receive my MBA.
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Hometown Rolla, Missouri
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

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

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
452 Words
Love of outdoors
  My eyes search the terrain ahead. The grounds steepens, and my eyes are fixed on the natural staircase of rocks up ahead. The muscles in my legs ache, but I continue. My breathing is heavy and my hands are numb, yet I continue. The sun was shining at the beginning of our trek, but now it is hidden behind the peaks. The chill from its absence felt nice at first, but soon I'm missing the warm sun on my back....
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
251 Words
Academically, my interests revolve around science, specifically biology. My sophomore year I met my favorite teacher, Mr. Warnke, whose enthusiasm about the subject of biology inspired me and sparked my interest in the biological field of science. He told stories of his work in biology research labs at locations ranging from Princeton University to the Bahamas. He lived and breathed the subject of biology. As the kids in class to the left and right of me groaned and nodded off...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
212 Words
Prior to this summer, I knew that I was interested in science and that it would be the field in which I searched for a career. Little did I know that this interest would soon grow into something greater. I participated in a Global Leadership Adventures excursion to the Dominican Republic, where I took part in building a bottle school and clinic, reforesting eroded land, and playing with local children. One day, after picking up trash in La Grua, one...
Additional Essay Details
77 Words
1st Supplemental Essay Prompt: Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections (250 word limit). (Majors: human biology and biochemistry) 2nd: USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you. (250 word limit)

General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
157 Words
Travel Abroad!!! I promise you colleges will be impressed your adventurous spirit. If you have the chance, travel abroad with a program that involves volunteer service. Go to camps, take classes, run your own business, design computer games/apps, participate in competitions, DO NOT sit around and...
What I’d change about my application process
144 Words
As stated in my above advice, I would have done more with my summers. I would have done more with my time in highs cool as a whole. I now know that it's better to join a small number of activities that you...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
123 Words
I interviewed with UPenn, and it was an average experience. I didn't have an amazing connection with the woman that was interviewing me and immediately know that I was going to be accepted, but I also never...
Why I ultimately chose my school
54 Words
I mean, it's kind of obvious. USC was not only the most impressive school I was...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
146 Words
Sadly, applied past the scholarship deadline for USC, and I received no large scholarships. The cost to attend the University of Southern California is extremely high. My family is taking out loans to pay for my tuition, but they will not have to pay...

High School Performance

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High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
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Converted SAT Score1430

AP / IB Classes and Scores

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ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Key Club, French Club, Book Buddies, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

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