Case study: Pre-political path

Recorded Tuesday, March 30 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


Do you want to go into politics, but have no idea how to craft your academic an extracurricular profile? Are you aiming for the Ivy League, and looking to take your application from good to great? Then look no further — our newest series is all about case studies to help you do just that.

Join Yesh Datar as he goes over a fictional student's admissions profile and analyzes it through the eyes of a trained admissions officer. He will then make suggestions for how the student can improve and take any and all questions you might have about how you can do the same.

Tune in with all of your questions and don’t forget to make suggestions for future case studies based on your intended career path.

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.
22:19@HelloHome:I started an organization for youth in philosophy. What would be a good way to quantify that and get it higher on the achievement scale?
40:29@mimi:What universities have pre-political path? What are possible jobs for pre-political path students?
46:54@HelloHome:Is this based on a real student?
48:21@HelloHome:Can one activity really change the outcome of your application? Would it still be a considerable achievement if you only started in Junior year but had those accomplishments like Joe's?
50:17@nataliaduran:I'm a Junior who was previously interested in STEM. Even if I managed to do a summer activity related to political science, how would that look for my application.
52:23@mimi:Can you show how to compare schools to help pick a school using CollegeVine? Or even recommend a pick based on the profile? assuming the student is undecided OR decided on a major.
57:36@HelloHome:Would it be redundant to talk about your passion project in your Common App essay? How do we talk about it but still make it good?


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