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"Integrated Learning Major" ;Syracuse U Supp/ Who or what influenced applying?

koliva223 4 / 4 2  
Dec 28, 2012   #1
1. Who or what influenced you to apply to Syracuse University?
A pamphlet exploring possible interdisciplinary majors was sent to me. To see the Forensic Science major at Syracuse University be referred to as an "Integrated Learning Major," was the critical moment that influenced me to apply to Syracuse. I finally understood why years of fascination and intrigue in forensics had led me to enjoy science in general. Forensics is a medium of science used as supporting evidence in court. Syracuse helped me understand this within a few minutes. Syracuse's greatest appeal to me was the fact that it was a research school yet, I could attain a communal experience that was also important to me. Testing and challenging what is learned in the classroom for self-clarification as well as to contribute to universal discussions, is the ideal outcome of research, and I would be able to accomplish this at Syracuse. I also couldn't forget that there was an amazing opportunity possible for Prep students to attain a full scholarship for an education at Syracuse. (164 words)

2. Who is the person you dream of becoming and how do you believe Syracuse University can help you achieve this?
The person I dream of becoming lies in the true essence of a Renaissance woman. I have gained a well-rounded experience within my education since my high school is not specialized and have felt the effects of being able to put what you have learned in different disciplines into a greater context. I have once been able to use references from a math class on the topic of infinity, to contribute to a Religion and Psychology class discussion. I believe that Syracuse University will allow me to be innovative with my curriculum and in general with the skill sets I'll gain from the core requirements. I could explore interdisciplinary studies at Syracuse. Albeit, a Renaissance person's self drive to accomplish success in their studies is important, the environment they're in is equally important. Syracuse's facilities that propagate innovation and collaboration is a proper environment to be in if I want to contribute to a discussion about world problems before I graduate. (161 words)

3. If you have had work experience, what skills and/or knowledge did you gain?
Something I had gained from my work experience was a confirmation of a strength I had presumed would serve me well at Kumon Midtown East: Reading and Math center. This quality was my curiosity and drive to learn new things. It made my job as a grading assistant and eventually a tutor, all the more fulfilling. I was not afraid to ask questions and always gave myself something to do; it was helpful that the other co-workers were proactive as well. I learned a different method of educating children that was quite distinct, yet effective in its own way; it incited, at a young age,independence and time efficiency when it comes to one's own work. I saw the managing side of running a learning center and the energy it takes to interact with parents, even down to how to advertise the center to within the community, and gained the unique experience of working for a corporate business. (158 words)

4. Our mission of Scholarship in Action, education for the world in the world, extends beyond the classroom to include engagement opportunities with our campus community, the City of Syracuse, and locations across the globe. Based on your interests, tell us what real-world experiences you might pursue during your education at Syracuse as part of this mission.

I would definitely like to pursue an experience globally. There is a strength in international relations that I believe is important in a diverse community, which I believe exists in Syracuse U, but is more potent when you immerse yourself in a global setting. My five-day trip to Beijing as a student ambassador was not just a cultural experience, it also left me well versed on the long and honest trek to success and to leadership. Whether it is for further study in computer science or exploring an efficient way of teaching English after having gained superb proficiency, I would like to return to China. Despite my sturdiness when it comes to tutoring, I really enjoy doing so, and would like to continue this venture to build connections with the community of Syracuse City. I am very fond of student council affairs and its potential as a liaison between student body and the faculty. I prize this type of connection in order to make the most of my experience and having reliable confidants. I can contribute to the strength of Syracuse.
achen187 5 / 10 1  
Dec 28, 2012   #2
These are all very good short answers...I hope you get in ;)
mzontario 9 / 43  
Dec 28, 2012   #3
This is great!

Unique answers that showed who you are for sure.

Something I had gained from my work experience was a confirmation of a strength I had presumed would serve me well at Kumon Midtown East: Reading and Math center. This quality was my curiosity and drive to learn new things.

Try to make it so that you're not rephrasing the question to begin your answer.

Maybe: As a tutor at Kumon ___________, I developed a curiosity and drive to learn new things.
OP koliva223 4 / 4 2  
Dec 30, 2012   #4
that's a useful tip. Thanks!

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