Write-on Wednesdays: the 'why major' essay

Recorded Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


Admissions officers don't just want to know that you're good at what you do; they want to see that you love doing it. So, join Hale for a breakdown of the 'Why this major?' prompt type, including: what admissions officers are looking for, things to avoid, and general tips for writing. Hale will be going through the do's and don'ts and then walking through a sample essay live!

Hale will also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have about 'Why this major?' essays.

Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Work Experience: I am a senior at Yale and excited to begin my fifth admissions cycle working with CollegeVine. After four years of working directly with students, I can't wait to engage with the people and the process in new and innovative ways online.

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 Hale and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
49:30@User812:How exactly do you connect your anecdote to the present?
51:59@R9:Rather than talking about something that happened several years ago could you talk about something that happened during your junior or senior year? Will this still be as effective at communication your message and passion?


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