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poptarttoasta 1 / 1 1  
Dec 15, 2013   #1
Hey everyone! I found that people here are very helpful with essay suggestions and hopefully you all can kindly throw some potential ideas out there.

Here it goes:
Why are you interested in attending Georgia Tech and what do you hope to contribute to our community? (150 word limit)

Paradoxically, Georgia Tech makes me feel both far from and at home simultaneously. Like many teens applying for colleges, I want to leave the comfort zone of my home and take my first step on a new journey in an unfamiliar place. Even though I strive to live in a new environment, I want to retain the familiar urban feel that I knew so well while growing up just outside of New York City. Many other engineering schools are either located in small college "cities" or in the middle of endless farmland, but Georgia Tech stands out by not only offering a world-class education, but also provide a immense metropolitan environment for students to discover new ideas outside the classroom and make changes in their community. Much like the students at Georgia Tech, I too want to become an independent, innovative engineer and "set the standard for tomorrow's world".

For the last sentence, I decided to quote this page here (coe.gatech.edu/content/about-college, specifically "We prepare our students not only to succeed, but to set the standard, for tomorrow's world."). I thought this would make an effective closer but upon reading this, I don't think this essay really accentuates my potential contribution to Georgia Tech. Now I don't know whether it's just me or if it really is a problem, but please let me know.

Thanks for the help! :)

karanbhullar 3 / 13 5  
Dec 16, 2013   #2
First of all i would like to say that i am also applying to the same college. And secondly you should mention more about the contribution part otherwise this is a fantastic essay.


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