College Admissions Info

alex.mietchen
alex.mietchen
University of Southern California ‘19
BBA, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 4 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and enjoy playing tennis, piano, and rock climbing.
From: Salt Lake City , Utah
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: USC, UMich, Indiana
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

33
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

3.93
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Big Brother/Big Sister, National Honor Society, Other religious affiliation, School Jazz / Orchestra, Volunteer Coach
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
660 Words
A crinkled FedEx box has ruled my life for nearly two years. Inside the box is a sixty page-long score of music that is unique to me, written by a little-known composer. It was a combination of luck, determination, and a tremendous amount of time spent on countless Google searches that brought the score to me. Although the piece is incredible, the story of finding it is even better. This project started almost two years ago. My school's Instrumental Music...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
411 Words
When I visited the University of Michigan in April, 2014, I met with Dr. David Wooten, an associate professor in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Since I play both competitive soccer and varsity tennis, I want to merge my professional objectives (marketing) and my passions (sports) into a career. Dr. Wooten shared with me how a business degree from Ross will prepare me for a career in sports marketing, but he also encouraged me to consider other fields of...







Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
240 Words
In February, 2011, I joined the National Leadership Council (NLC), a four-year program run by DiscoveryBound, which is an organization that operates youth programs for members of my church. NLC focuses on helping students develop leadership skills and encourages community service. My class consists of twenty young people from the western United States, and two class leaders, who guide us through the program. During my years in NLC, I went to a high-adventure summer camp in Colorado and took a sailing,...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
89 Words
Being a "Big" in the Big Brothers/Big Sister Program has made a tremendous impact on me. For eighteen months, I have been mentoring José, a fifth grader. We start each weekly meeting with homework, and then we usually play basketball. Although he wasn't performing well in school when we started working together, he now shows improvement every time we meet. I enjoy mentoring him because I can see him making progress. I have learned how to be a better...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
249 Words
In early October, 2014, I spoke by phone with Dr. Thomas Olson, professor of clinical management in the Marshall School of Business. Since I play both competitive soccer and varsity tennis, I want to merge my professional objectives (marketing) and my passions (sports) into a career - ideally working for a brand such as Nike or Adidas. Professor Olson shared with me how a business degree, with a marketing concentration, from Marshall will prepare me for a career in sports business,...





College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
17 Words
I used a private college...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
23 Words
Research the school and a couple of...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
16 Words
Maintain an active conversation with...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
28 Words
Directly address the program that you want to...