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MBA Admissions Essays - Major Accomplishments - I had practiced it before, but this time it was for real. Well, as real as a college mock trial tournament can get. I objected, pointed, and did squat thrusts during 10-minute breaks. During the trial, I paused for a few seconds of silence and methodically tied up the loose ends of my closing monologue. My mock trial team sat quietly for a couple of minutes until the judges offered some feedback and tabulated the scores. Unfortunately, we lost in a landslide and would not be moving on to the final round of competition....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 642 words
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Admissions Essay - I Will Not Be Stopped - Admissions Essay - I Will Not Be Stopped It is a late summer night and I have just gotten home from work. I work at a meat packing plant where I load tractor-trailers. Since my dad is permanently disabled as a result of a heart attack that occurred two years ago, I feel fortunate to have the job. I've been there three years now and have grown tremendously as a result. The guys I work with are typical blue-collar workers in that they are poorly educated and lower middle class. Because I am an aspiring physician, many of them share their problems and anxieties with me....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 644 words
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Admissions Essay: The Study of Medicine - Admissions Essay: I Intend to Pursue the Study of Medicine "The best prize life offers if the chance to work hard at work worth doing."(1) This is the premise on which my academic and career aspirations are based. The goals that I have chosen are those that will benefit others and enhance my growth by requiring me to face challenges successfully. Most importantly, my goals are all things that I will love doing, and any positive goal that a person has her heart in is work worth doing. My primary academic interest is molecular biology, specifically genetics....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 543 words
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Admissions Essay: The Plain Truth - Admissions Essay: The Plain Truth All of my life I have been a city girl, but I moved to Santa Rosa when I was about 13. Up until I was about 16, I lived there permanently. I used to switch back and forth from parent to parent all of the time. When I first started high school, I went to Piner High and, in my junior year, I went to Montgomery and, from there, to a continuation school. I am currently now back at Piner. I had to basically kick and scream to get back into my regular high school--as you can see there is some drama behind the scene....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 509 words
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Admissions Essay: Facing Tragedy - Admissions Essay: Facing Tragedy On January 26th, 2001 a major earthquake rocked the state with a measured severity of 6.9 on the Richter scale. During my travels throughout the state of Gujarat, I witnessed the after effects of the earthquake. In addition, I worked as a volunteer at Ahemedabad's Civil Hospital, which was the main hospital used to treat that city's earthquake victims. Although reports have previously indicated that nearly 35,000 people perished in the natural disaster, the final state reported numbers were 20,083 casualties and 166,836 injured....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 582 words
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Admissions Essay - The Art of Medicine - Admissions Essay - The Art of Medicine Once upon a time, it seems, physicians were wise and good, and medicine was an art. That's the feeling I get reading from the Chahar Maqala, tales from a time when doctors diagnosed lovesick princes from a urine sample, a pulse, and a review of local geography. American medicine in the late 20th century seems considerably less romantic. Protocols and seven-minute patient visits are supposed to leave physicians tracking blood pressure readings and calibrating Prozac prescriptions....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 632 words
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Admissions Essay -Forgotten, but Not Gone - Admissions Essay - Forgotten, but Not Gone The only signs of life came from faint movements their bodies made when inhaling and exhaling the surrounding air. Most of the patients did not even blink as Bob Barker, host of "The Price is Right," somehow held his viewers in a hypnotic trance. Others maintained slouched postures as they dozed off in their wheelchairs. Ben and Gene, however, danced spastically while quietly chanting unrecognizable hymns. Ninety-four year old Mary was discreetly wheeling herself out of the recreation room....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 659 words
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Free Admissions Essay - The Dance of Life - Admissions Essay - The Dance of Life For the dancer, music and choreography are paramount. The music guides the dancer, and the moves express the music. However, the dance has to start from somewhere. Similar to planning a career in medicine, the dance has a beginning. It starts with an idea of what the final creation will be. The music, which is the background for the dance, must be chosen carefully because it controls the mood and direction of the dance. Education is the music for the dance of a doctor....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 623 words
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Affirmative Action and College Admissions: A Legal and Ethical Analysis - Affirmative Action and College Admissions: A Legal and Ethical Analysis I. Introduction The institution of public education has been one of the most controversial establishments in the United States since its inception. More specifically, equality in the conditions and the opportunities it provides has been sought as one of its major goals. There is little doubt that minority ethnic groups have struggled to achieve educational equality, just as they have struggled for equality in other aspects of life....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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MBA Admissions Essays - An Entrepreneurial Passion - MBA Admissions Essays - An Entrepreneurial Passion My love for business is not something I was born with. It took over a decade of experience and exploration to discover my passion. This discovery began ten years ago when I accepted a position at The Pitney Bowes Corporation. My job was to make unsolicited phone calls to prospective businesses in order to sell our base model postage meter. All that was required was reading a script, word for word, to potential buyers. Yet, after a week of working at Pitney Bowes, I still didn't know important details about the meter, like what it looked like, and how it actually operated....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 764 words
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Admissions Essay - I Will Practice Medicine - Admissions Essay - I Will Practice Medicine From the time I was 10 years old, I spent my summers at overnight camp. While baseball and canoeing were fun, I spent my free time in the camp radio station. Sitting at the microphone, my imagination ran wild as I made stories come alive, weaving characters in and out of danger, delivering punch lines, injecting irony. My fingers flew over the controls, pushing buttons, pulling levers at just the right times. I thrived on the creativity and precision it took to sound good on the air....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 661 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance - Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance Pounding, rushing footsteps started to close in on me. The roar of the crowd echoed, as I extended my hand to receive the baton that signaled my turn to run. As I tightly wrapped my fingers around it, I felt the wind rush around me, and my tired legs started to carry me faster than I ever dreamed possible. As I rounded the final stretch of track I remember battling fatigue by contemplating two paths: slow down and give up my chance of winning to gain momentary comfort, or push myself even harder and give up momentary comfort to receive greater rewards later....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 656 words
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Standardized Test Scores and Their Use in College Admissions Decisions - Standardized Test Scores and their use in College Admissions Decisions PURPOSE The purpose of this proposal is to examine current and future Iowa State University admissions decisions processes. At the present time most colleges, including Iowa State use a combination of standardized test scores, high school class rank, high school grade point average, and essays to make decisions on admissions. All of the above are good determinants of a student’s possible success in college, except standardized test scores....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 1563 words
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Affirmative Action Must Play a Role in College Admissions - Anxiously awaiting its contents, the high school senior stares at his mailbox. He has been awaiting a response for months from his dream college. He has endured the endless questions from friends and family, "Did you hear from that college yet?" He has spent many a night he should have been sleeping lying in bed wondering whether he would be heading to his dream school in the fall. He has read numerous books and has done serious research on just what it took to get where he wanted to be. He continues to stare for hours, shaking from either anticipation or fear, though he cannot decide which....   [tags: Pro Affirmative Action Essays]
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Admissions Essay - Love Medicine - Admissions Essay - Love Medicine   Love Medicine is a compelling story of love, power, and pride. Its’ collection of characters all tell there own story offering different opinions and views. This variety makes the story very interesting. The reader gets to know each character very personally because of all the different views. Many of the same events are described differently by each character, as expected. But this variance allows the reader to draw his own conclusions and affords the opportunity to know the personality of everyone....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 627 words
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Admissions Essay: To Fly Alone - Admissions Essay: To Fly Alone "Dr. Johnson ... Dr. Johnson...." As I wearily walked down the artificially lit corridor, I realized it was my father's doctor being paged. I turned and ran towards the intensive care unit I had left a few minutes ago. The sterilized odor of the hospital overwhelmed me as I raced through a maze of white walls to confront his death. After bolting through heavy metal doors, I saw doctors and nurses rushing frantically around the room. I could only hear one sound....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 595 words
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Homeschooling: Academics, Socialization and College Admissions Prospects - Homeschooling: Academics, Socialization and College Admissions Prospects Homeschooling is probably one of the least known and least understood issues in education. Many people tend to think that most homeschoolers are religious conservatives or extremists. However, the truth is that people from all walks of life are joining the homeschooling bandwagon (Ray, 2004). The main misconception is that homeschooled children don’t get the same academic and social education as traditionally schooled children....   [tags: essays papers]
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Writing an Admissions Essay - Writing an Admissions Essay The process of writing—and writing admissions essays in particular—invites a consciously-constructed performance of the self. What I mean by this is that a text—any text—inevitably conveys some persona; and when that text is known as an autobiography or representation of the self, the persona of the text is under even more scrutiny. Andy Warhol, with whom we could never be sure of where the performance ended and where the self started, once said, “When I did my self-portrait, I left all the pimples out because you always should....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 369 words
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College Admission Essay: My Love for Learning - I dreamt of walking on Commonwealth Ave. I envisioned myself entering the Morse Auditorium, books in hand, eager to learn. Ever since I had visited the eclectic city of Boston in 2006, I knew it was the right fit for me. I knew that the city itself, along with the remarkable academic resources that Boston University offers would allow me to grow socially and mentally. Until this day I ask questions on end from my comrades at the BU, impatient to learn more and more about their lives on and off campus....   [tags: college admissions essays] 506 words
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Free Cornell Admissions Essay - Cornell Admissions Essay By unlocking the door to (name) past, one sees his thoughts and actions when they first took hold of his persona. This essay serves as a key to that door and to my current personality. The first beloved books in my life were the Sesame Street Encyclopedia volumes. At three, I wasn't old enough to read them, but I always wanted to have them read to me. In fact, I memorized the ten volume set so when my parents would skip some pages I would ask them to read what they skipped....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 530 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - The Art of Business - MBA Admissions Essays - The Art of Business We stroll through a marketplace in Beer-Sheva, inhaling a conglomeration of smells and sounds that feel as though they are part of a different century. My father and I enter a small stand. A little woman sits in the corner scanning her livelihood like a hawk monitoring her nest. She promotes her wares not for a quarterly report but to feed and clothe her family. My father picks up a small wooden camel and calls out in our native tongue, "How much?" "Fifty Shekel," she responds....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 590 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - Beyond the Curve - MBA Admissions Essays - Beyond the Curve   Having worked in a constantly evolving sector of the economy, I realize the value of an MBA weighs heavily on a program's commitment to staying ahead of the curve.  Although the classic lecture format has undeniable value, I believe for an MBA program to truly further my career, it must have something more. My career path has exposed me to many different aspects of the business world and I believe an MBA program should likewise consist of a myriad of course work and experiences....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 592 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Sojourn to Medicine - Admissions Essay - Sojourn to Medicine On the first day that I walked into the Church Nursing Home, I was unsure of what to expect. A jumble of questions ran through my mind simultaneously: Is this the right job for me. Will I be capable of aiding the elderly residents. Will I enjoy what I do. A couple of hours later, these questions were largely forgotten as I slowly cut chicken pieces and fed them to Frau Meyer. Soon afterwards, I was strolling through the garden with Herr Schmidt, listening to him tell of his tour of duty in World War II....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 627 words
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Admissions Essay - Medical School and Shopping - Admissions Essay - Medical School and Shopping My mom and I are the type of women who refuse to spend too much money for quality clothing. We are admittedly shopaholics. Our escapades can last for days and my mother always outlasts me. Well, always does not last forever. One day, my mother and I were on one of our short safaris. She had been complaining of headaches but, ever the trooper, she insisted we go (1-Day Sale, of course!). When we reached our destination my mother was dizzy and her head was pounding....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 703 words
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Admissions Essay - Ugandan Culture and Medicine - Admissions Essay - Ugandan Culture and Medicine My trip to Uganda proved to be an extremely rewarding experience. We spent the first part of the Crossroads program at Hofstra University in Long Island for a two-day orientation, during which we met our group members and shared our interests and experiences. After knowing each other for only 48 hours we embarked upon our "journey". We flew from New York to London, to Entebbe airport, roughly one hour from the capital, Kampala. The next morning we met with officials from PDR (Program for Development and Rehabilitation) who gave us a few guidelines about our project and helped sensitize us to the culture and the history of Uganda....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 801 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - International Business - MBA Admissions Essays - International Business Ever since I was young I have always been interested in businesses and how they operate, as well as being fascinated by other languages and cultural differences. My passion for the subject expanded when I chose business studies and french, as part of my A-level education. Although these subjects are somewhat demanding, I find them extremely interesting. I believe that a degree combining both these aspects is the correct choice for me. I am confident that a course in international business studies and modern languages satisfies both these interests....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 485 words
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Admissions Essay - Died Last Night - Admissions Essay - Died Last Night "Jane died last night." His voice, though quiet, seemed strained. "Are you all right?" I asked. There was a pause. "She wouldn't let go. Do you remember when we were working out a few years ago and you told me Jane looked as if she were going to fall over. She would have if the instructor hadn't told her to sit down. She was so angry with herself for not being able to go on. It was like that at the end. Her heart would stop for long periods and then she would breathe and it would start again....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 667 words
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Admissions Essay - I Don't Want to Be a Doctor - Admissions Essay - I Don't Want to Be a Doctor I was talking to my sister on the phone, the little one, and she said, "I don't think I want to be a doctor." And I thought, "Oh, no." Now, you gotta understand, we're Asian. South Asian, actually. Sri Lankan, specifically. And the thing about Asians is, we're *all* supposed to be doctors. We all *are* doctors. My dad's friends are doctors. my mom's friends are doctors, my dad's *friends'* friends are doctors....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 701 words
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Admissions Essay - My Long Route to Medical School - Admissions Essay - My Long Route to Medical School I have always loved science and had planned a science career from an early age. However, life circumstances required me to follow a longer, less traditional route toward my goal, learning useful skills and gaining valuable experience along the way. From the time of my parents' divorce, when I was eleven, I have had heavy family responsibilities. Initially, these responsibilities included caring for my three younger brothers and sister, and maintaining our home, while my mother worked....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 708 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - The Value of Dynamic Creativity - MBA Admissions Essays - The Value of Dynamic Creativity In my junior year of high school I attended an assembly where potential class presidents outlined their positions and ideas for the future. I remember dozing off during the first two speeches, which covered topics such as soda machines and trips to Six Flags Great Adventure. The final individual that spoke did something different. He talked about students in our class. The thing he found special about everyone was that they each possessed character....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 664 words
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Admissions Essay - Yo Soy El Chinito! - Admissions Essay - Yo Soy El Chinito. The following is an account of a day in my life. It begins with a dream: "Andale, es todo," I say (All right, that's it!). "The medication is bringing your blood pressure back to normal. You'll be fine. By the way, how are the kids?" I pat my patient Pancho, a farm laborer, on his brawny shoulder and escort him down the hallway of the Mendota Clinic. I wake up. Lying in bed, I contemplate how vividly my dream depicts the future I aspire to: administering primary care in Mendota, a small farming community in central California where I grew up....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 1119 words
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Admissions Essay: Why Ob/Gyn? - Admissions Essay: Why Ob/Gyn. I'm having trouble coming up with that concise, compelling anecdote about the patient who inspired me to go into Obstetrics and Gynecology, because so many people have helped me realize that this is where I belong. There are the women whose babies I've delivered, whom I've gotten to know at a clinic visit or during the early contractions of active labor, and then coached through the calm between pushes in the last few minutes before delivery. There are the teenagers at their first Gyn exam, nervously kicking the end of the table as we talk about safer sex, the benefits of the pill and just what a speculum actually is....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 542 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Care for an Ethnically Diverse Population - Admissions Essay - Care for an Ethnically Diverse Population Crayfish tails in tarragon butter, galantine of rabbit with foie gras, oxtail in red wine, and apple tartelletes. The patient had this rich meal and complained of "liver upset" (crise de foie). Why a liver ache. I always associate indigestion with a stomach ache. In studying French culture in my Evolutionary Psychology class, I learned that when experiencing discomfort after a rich meal, the French assume their liver is the culprit....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 678 words
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Admissions Essay - The Study of Management - The Study of Management I decided to pursue a career in management at the age of fourteen and since then sought to fulfill my dream. I believe it is a proper job for me, as I am a person who enjoys challenging tasks and I know that it would give me opportunity for intellectual and cultural development. Initially, I wanted to study at a Polish university, but with time it became apparent that the Polish job market, in the areas which interest me most, is slowly heading towards saturation....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 314 words
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Admissions Essay - Providing Medical Assistance to the Homeless - Admissions Essay - Providing Medical Assistance to the Homeless For me, the journey from child to medical school applicant has not been typical. It began on the damp side of a Washington bridge, where I lived when I was fourteen years old. What sparked my interest in medicine was the role I came to play among the homeless with whom I lived. It soon became apparent that I had certain knowledge that my peers lacked: Knowledge of the nature of infection and basic principles of hygiene. When Pat, a middle-aged transient with matted hair and a solemn disposition, arrived at the bridge one day, he could barely walk without assistance....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 800 words
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Free Admissions Essay - From Farming to Medicine - Admissions Essay - From Farming to Medicine I heard the familiar sound of the back door closing gently. My father was returning from driving his dirty, green John Deere tractor in one of our fields. Although he begins his day at 5:00 a.m. every morning, he usually returns at around 7:00 p.m. I never really questioned his schedule when I was a child, but as I entered high school I wondered how my dad could work so hard every day of the week and still enjoy what he does. He works long hours, becomes filthy from dirt, oil, and mud, and worst of all, can watch all his hard work go to waste if one day of bad weather wipes out our crop....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 757 words
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Admissions Essay: I Wish to Study Medicine - Admissions Essay: I Wish to Study Medicine I have not always wanted to be a physician like many people who apply to medical school; instead my decision to enter medicine has been the culmination of experience and self-discovery. When I was fifteen I was stricken with a cryptic illness. After several years of suffering and many doctors visits I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythramatosis. The Lupus diagnosis would changed my life in almost every aspect and was the beginning of the path that has led me towards medicine....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 587 words
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What I Want from College - College Admissions Essay - What I Want from College   There are three main categories of things that can be gained in a life experience.  We can gain materially, gain in our personality, and gain knowledge.  According to our goals we pick which we want more of.  I want nothing of the first except to aid my approach to the third.  The second will happen as it must over time, and I can't really guess what will be gained or lost there.  So what there is left to tell you about is the knowledge I want....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 181 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Healing Old Wounds - Admissions Essay - Healing Old Wounds Modest one-room houses lay scattered across the desert landscape. Their rooftops a seemingly helpless shield against the intense heat generated by the mid-July sun. The steel security bars that guarded the windows and doors of every house seemed to belie the large welcome sign at the entrance to the ABC Indian Reservation. As a young civil engineer employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, I was far removed from my cubical in downtown Los Angeles....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 725 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - The Island - There were no tropical bands, smiling islanders, or readily available sun tan lotions. There were, however, three gentlemen dressed in army fatigue sporting rifles and an unhappy disposition. Margarita Island looked more like the stage for a military coup than a vacation paradise. What awaited us on the small plot of land 20 miles north of the Venezuelan coast was a run-down hotel, Porto Fino Mare. Arriving with seven classmates from school and a plane full of American tourists, it felt as if the island's population had doubled with our arrival....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 368 words
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College Admissions Boards Should Focus on Academic Credentials and Not on Minority Status - For many decades, the decisions of college admission officers have depend chiefly on economic and academic backgrounds. However, overtime, it has been legislated that an individual’s race and even gender could also be considered during admission decisions. The notion of race as a deciding factor is known as affirmative action. Affirmative actions were put in effect to rid of discrimination and boost opportunities for minorities who don’t receive equal advantages. In this effort, however, admission officers have overlooked the effort and time that an individual student invests into his or her work....   [tags: Affirmative action] 871 words
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Admissions Essay: We Must Fight to Preserve Our Community - Admissions Essay: We Must Fight to Preserve Our Community When I was a little girl, I remember being asked what I wanted to be when I got older. Back then growing up seemed like centuries away, but the years have flown by like minutes. Now I am a month away from being a legal adult and on the brink of discovery. Opportunities are around every corner. This year I have asked myself what I want to have as my profession. The answer came without delay; I want to be a pediatrician. I have always loved people, especially children and the elderly, and I love going out in the community and getting my hands dirty....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 456 words
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Harvard Admissions Essay: Lessons Learned - Lessons Learned Are Lessons Lived A few years ago, while helping my grandfather plant pecan trees in Tennessee, I realized something a bit disturbing. My grandfather never would live long enough to see those trees mature and produce pecans. Yet, there he was, toiling away with no possibility of personal benefit. When I asked him why he would plant trees knowing he would never enjoy the harvest, he just smiled and shook his head. Then he said, "Son, of all the pecans I've eaten in my life, someone else had planted the tree....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 498 words
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Questions and Answers - This school year (2013-2014) is my first official year in the international baccalaureate program. The courses I am currently taking are rigorous courses. However, because my school goes by block schedule, I only have four classes per term. Since I don't necessarily have a lot of free time, when I get home from school I've learned not to procrastinate, and to prioritize. Each night I would say that I typically spend about an hour on homework for each class, excluding my PE course. Personally, I think the most difficult class for me is actually IB Spanish....   [tags: college admissions] 976 words
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Free Admissions Essays: This Beautiful Life - This Beautiful Life   " We go AIDS unit now." These words were spoken in fragmented English by a tiny Thai woman dressed in a crisp white nurse's uniform, complete with a stiff little hat perched on top of her overly styled black hair, teased and sprayed to perfection. I looked down at the nurse, somewhat startled. I certainly had not expected to be permitted to see into the gruesome reality of taboo Thai culture.   I had come to Lampang, Northern Thailand with nine other American students on my first of several community service programs to the country....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 1227 words
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Free Yale Admissions Essay: Great Expectations - Great Expectations My name is Rob Geis, and I am currently a senior at Henry Clay High School. I have a GPA of 3.4. I was inducted into the National Honor Society during the last semester of my tenth grade year with a GPA of 3.5. My main hobby is playing the guitar. I participated in the school's band from my ninth grade year until my eleventh grade year. My specialty is playing the snare drum/tuba. I entered competitions for the guitar, winning numerous trophies. Now in my senior year, I work in a private law firm as a law clerk....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 421 words
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MBA Admissions Essay - My Most Significant Leadership Role - MBA Admissions Essays - My Most Significant Leadership Role During the last three years I have devoted a significant amount of time and energy to the betterment of young entrepreneurs, who in this country are mistreated, stripped of opportunities, and looked down upon. In my quest to start my own business, I faced many obstacles that I later found to plague all entrepreneurs in my country. Established family heads discourage their younger members from starting separate businesses; they would rather their younger members join them in the so called "safe business." Moreover, companies and government organizations will not award contracts to young people since older people earn respec...   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 346 words
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MBA Admissions Essay - My Three Most Substantial Accomplishments - MBA Admissions Essays - My Three Most Substantial Accomplishments Although trained as an engineer, my most substantial accomplishments have been in non-engineering sectors since the management and finance divisions of my company necessitated my involvement and a change in my career goals. From the early 1990's, after the introduction of the free economy in Poland, almost all of our companies in our family owned business began losing money, and I needed to help save it. There I was, the poor little textile engineer, answering questions asked by people from Citicorp, the agents from Soros Funds, and many other local banks....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 679 words
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The Fight for College - The Fight for College Throughout my life I have adapted to certain things that are truly unequal, unfair, and unjust. There has always been a mountain in the way of a goal or a dream. But the mountains of life aren't always there to make things difficult. They are there to make you fight for what you want. And I feel that you have to fight to succeed this day and age. My fight is on for me to go on to college. I want to go to college more than anything in the world. The reason it is so important to me is I would like to be the first one to graduate from college in my family....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 450 words
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Plans for College and the Future - Plans for College and the Future What will I do for the rest of my life. Every person asks this question at some stage of their life, usually during their later teenage years. As a high school junior, I am now asking myself this question. After considerable thought, I have devised a tentative plan for my future. I realize that some of these plans and goals may change over time, but with a plan, the first steps of the journey can begin. To prepare me for the journey, I have taken very challenging high school curriculum, such as Honors and Advanced Placement courses....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 444 words
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The Privilege of the College Experience - The Privilege of the College Experience At age four, I was a firewoman, fighting to save the spirits and possessions of those faced with devastation. Twelve short months later, my occupation mutated into the daring role of a policewoman working to keep the peace. Later, still devoted to the sake of betterment, I finished my fourth year of law school and took my bar exam with F. Lee Bailey and Johnny Cochran. Nothing more notorious than a thief seemed to cross my 10-year-old mind. Unpractical but whole and with an intense fancy, I lived one hundred lives....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 501 words
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Harvard Admissions Essay: Enough Talk about God - Enough Talk about God I believe the Church has been talking about God for long enough now. We're due for a change. People know enough about God. They know what God likes and what God doesn't and how God would generally want them to live their lives. It seems, to us and to them, that we just keep repeating ourselves. As I said, we've been talking about God for long enough now. It's time to stop talking about God, and start getting our kids and neighbors and friends in touch with God. It's time to help them taste and see that the Lord is good....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 699 words
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