Join Christopher as he discusses essays as storytelling. Don't miss this chance to get insight into the college essay writing process from an essay expert!
Christopher Kilner is a Mitchell Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, and Rhodes and Marshall Scholar Finalist. He is a college admissions advisor because he wants to help other students achieve their full potential. As a triple major who went to undergrad at a smaller school on a scholarship and a PhD student now at Duke University, Christopher has experience at schools ranging from the small to the big, the close-knit to the prestigious. As an advisor and application reader to these competitive fellowships, Christopher has a keen eye on how to find the narrative in an applicant's story!
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.