UC Berkeley
B.S., Computer Science
An international student passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. Attending UC Berkeley M.E.T Program (acceptance rate<1%) this fall.
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Hometown Pune , India
Class of2027
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

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  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
While solving the maxima and minima problems of multiplied variables (xyz^1/3), instead of using the redundant AM-GM (Arithmetic mean and Geometric mean) approach, I noticed symmetry in these variables. Using the concept of symmetry from my Mathematics Olympiad class, I could answer these questions within 10 seconds. Over time, I saw patterns everywhere. Every time I missed my Baba's (grandfather's) under-the-table forehand topspin, he reminded me to keep my eye on the ball. My ability to keep my eye on the...
Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
Diplomatic conduct, hallway arguments, the chance to exchange views and opinions, and the aisle death stare. Participation in MUNs & debates since seventh grade has helped me express my notions, and in due course, I started hosting my own MUN conferences and founded XWMUN. Assembling agendas and certificates with my friends (or colleagues) and managing the executive board was a rewarding experience. Through my involvement in MUNs, I moved into technology entrepreneurship and built a variety of projects that enabled me...
Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
A cave of technology and innovation, IIT Bombay Techfest 2015, was around this time when my mother made me accompany my sister to see a bunch of college students demonstrating giant robots and breakthrough software. The massive setups and tech talks immediately drew my attention. One student explained all types of solar panels, from thin films to photovoltaics. It intrigued me how we could use a free, abundant resource to generate an enormous amount of energy. Since then, I have never...
What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
Scope insensitivity is a significant reason for India's food crisis and malnourishment. As a volunteer at Zomato Feeding India (ZFI), I distributed lunches, snacks, and festive goodies for numerous children and families. Despite many government schemes and other organizations, we could not solve the problem of providing two meals a day for millions of Indians. Initially, I was surprised and unsure of the cause of the problem. Upon reviewing and using government-published data, I realized that we lacked scope sensitivity...
Supplemental Essay: Other
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M.E.T. Supplemental Essay Question
Describe how the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program in Engineering and Business at UC Berkeley will help you to achieve your goals. Share with us the world you come from (for example, your family, school, community, city, or town). What unique experiences from your world motivated you to apply to our program?
To avoid a session timeout, we recommend you compose your essay in a word processor using its word count feature then cut and paste your essay in this space. Complete (or paste) your essay here: In 9th grade, I developed an autonomous temperature and humidity-controlled irrigation system which also won a prize at the CBSE National Science Fair.When I attempted to sell my system to farmers in my area, they flatly refused, stating that they would rather use conventional...

School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
102 Words
UC Berkeley M.E.T. is an extremely competitive program. There are few resources available to understand how to get into the M.E.T. program. The cohort of only 50 students...

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
96 Words
Make sure that the recommenders you find relate not only to your major but also to your future goals and the domain you will be applying for. One mistake...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
97 Words
Start a passion project!! Anything that is related to your major, be it technology or business or non STEM related topics. Just attending summer programs or activities that you...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
86 Words
People think it's extremely difficult to get scholarships I your schools don't offer you any. I was awarded LinkedIn Tech Possibilities Scholar, Cal Alumni Leadership...

High School Performance

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Top 1%
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SportsTable Tennis (Ping Pong)


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