How to Write a "Why Major" Essay

Recorded Sunday, November 15 at 08:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Yesh Datar for an overview of how to best approach the "Why Major?" essay.

Learn why the "Why Major" essay can be a great opportunity to show your passion for the school and demonstrate your knowledge about the school and the department to which you're applying.

Your host

Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
19:02@anonymous:What if we are not clear on our major/passion?
55:17@anonymous:What if my GPA is not very great will that cause a problem and also if I do not have any work experience as yet in the field I want to major in
57:50@anonymous:what if the university ex. usc has a why school + why major essay but another supplemental is similar to this question and is specific to the program you're applying to? it's virtually the same "why major " essay so what should i do?
59:40@anonymous:How can we effectively tell a compelling story?
61:55@anonymous:How can we word our activity description make them sound better
63:02@noellen:Can we talk about our prospective minor in relation to our major (if it relates to our career goals)? For example, a biology major with a minor in public health.
63:42@anonymous:what should we do for a why school essay if the program will be oversees for 3/4 of your university years, like im applying to a program through usc but it has ties to other universities at international schools. should i just focus on the one year where i'll be at that school and talk abt like first year classes and involvements as a first year?


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