Beginning your application essays can seem like a daunting task, but Reuben Stern is here to help! Reuben will break down just how to get started on your essays, from brainstorming topics to getting those first couple words on paper. Learn how to create a foolproof plan and timeline for crafting a strong, compelling essay. This stream will be interactive, so be sure to stick around to get answers to all your essay related questions!
Harvard University, Johns Hopkins
Hi, I'm Reuben! I graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University, and then received my master's of music in orchestral conducting at the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory. For years, I have played bassoon in many orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. I was music director of the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra and have conducted the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I have done research in math that has resulted in a paper submitted for publication. I am also a beginning powerlifter, origami artist, and photographer! Through my varied interests, I have come to understand how all facets of your personality make you into an interesting, valuable, and wonderful person, and I am here to help those qualities shine through in your applications. I look forward to working together and helping you reach—and surpass—your goals!
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