Case study: the pre-political path

Recorded Thursday, July 1 at 09:00 PM

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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.
13:03@NewBeginnings:Did you say AND for the extracurriculars (meaning you thing John should do ALL items you said)?
15:10@Jordan8171:This may not be adequate for Ivy League schools but would this profile be great for regular competitive schools? For example schools with about a 40% acceptance rate or lower?
22:45@Jordan8171:Do Ivy League schools look for a lot of leadership positions in their applicants?
29:17@Jude:is political science the best major for the pre-political path?
31:32@NewBeginnings:is there a need to explain 2 B+ on transcript in the semester we did very well in 2 of 3 national debate tournaments? Or it's obvious?
33:11@asanchez174:Is there a difference between an A minus and an A plus? Or is it just an A
34:29@Jude:Would you recommend double majoring in environmental science and political science for some schools that do not provide an Environmental Policy major?


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