In for the win: how to get into MIT

Recorded Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 PM

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Cambridge, MA
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Join Elias as he discusses MIT’s admissions process, helping you develop strategies to maximize your chance at an acceptance at this prestigious school. Elias will cover a variety of topics including how to navigate the application and how to optimize your resume of skills in a way that will look particularly impressive to MIT’s admissions officers. We’ll also cover crafting successful college essays for MIT.

We'll have a Q&A at the end of the session, so bring all of your questions about MIT!

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Cambridge, MA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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