Live essay review with Bryan Tong

Recorded Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 01:00 AM

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About this livestream


Get the chance to have your college essay reviewed live by Bryan and hear his personalized essay writing and admission advice for high schools students. Bryan will review a select number of essays live during the stream; for each essay, he'll walk through how admissions officers would read the essay, then go paragraph by paragraph to offer suggestions for improvement. Don't miss this chance to get personalized advice and ask all of your admission-related questions in our chat!

Bryan Tong is a current senior at Duke University studying Computer Science and Music with a minor in Statistics. His passion for helping people perfectly craft and present their personal story led him to become an Applications Consultant. Throughout his experience, he has helped twelve clients gain admission to at least one of their top 3 school choices as well as a number of scholarships and programs, with client majors ranging from computer science and engineering to history and architecture. Bryan's specialization and interest in essay editing stems from his own college application experience as well as reviewing countless essays from clients, family, and friends. Outside of academics, he enjoys playing piano and cello, basketball, chess, and poker. Bryan is looking forward to working with you!

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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.


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