How to write the why major essay
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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 Alex 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. He will be going through the do's and don'ts and then walking through a sample essay live!
Alex will also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have about 'Why this major?' essays.
Undergrad College: Georgetown University '21
Major: History; Minors in French and Russian
Work Experience: The college applications process is all about responding to one question: who are you? I am passionate about helping students craft a creative answer. I have been helping students gain admission to the T25 schools of their dreams since 2018, when I first started working for CollegeVine as an Applications Consultant, and later, blog writer. Soon after graduating from Georgetown, I started my own company to make college advising my career. I currently mentor students through one-on-one consulting sessions and essay editing.
My Admissions Story: My admissions journey began with a desire to dive into the humanities and have an adventure of self-discovery. I applied to East Coast liberal arts schools that value creativity and specialize in teaching languages, history, and international affairs. One thin deferral letter came in the fall, a thicker envelope came in the spring, and with that, I was accepted to my dream school — Georgetown University!