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NYU Short answers ("a politically incorrect statement" and other answers)


HiroShima11 4 / 5  
Jan 1, 2009   #1
Describe a trait or characteristic that has been passed along to you by your family. Tell us why you like or dislike this aspect of yourself.

Impatience is a virtue - a politically incorrect statement and my perpetual belief. I am extremely impatient; a dire habit that I've possessed from a young age - thanks to my parents. In many instances, it has led me to make foolish and naïve mistakes. A car accident worth three thousand dollars and my mom's eternal angst could have been avoided had I spent the extra minute. It is not an eminent personality trait but it is one that shapes my character and one I strive to revamp. After all, I am human.

New York City is an essential element of academic and cultural life at NYU. If you could engage in an activity or start a club or service organization at NYU, what would it be and how would you envision it impacting the larger community?

New York City is the center of the business world making it an ideal location to pioneer the beginning of Deca University. Deca is an organization that has been extremely successful among high schools across North America, challenging an individual's critical thinking skills and general business knowledge through oral case studies and written tests. I know NYU students, especially at Stern, will benefit greatly from this organization as it builds a network with the brightest minds in the business world

You have been selected to sing in a talent show. What song would you choose? Why?

Music is more than an amalgamation of onerous notes and lyrics. It has the power to convey strong emotions and profound messages. It can inspire, shed tears and soothe the soul. After hearing "Sad Song" by Oasis, I underwent this epiphany. Besides its melodious appeal, the song generated an emotional reaction I had never experienced; addressing society's tendency to take life for granted. I would sing this song in hopes that others can comprehend the power that music possesses.

Please tell us what led you to select your anticipated academic program and/or NYU school/college, and what interests you most about your intended discipline.

As my Tradeshow venture Escentual Gels, a gel candle endeavour I developed at the age of 13, came to a successful end, I quickly learnt that I longed for a career in entrepreneurship. I was attracted by its unpredictability and competitiveness. I also fell in love with Economics for its appeal to real world situations and its synthesis of math and science. This developed a passion for both business and finance - one I know the erudition of the Stern faculty can foster into knowledge and insight.
ohreally 8 / 20  
Jan 1, 2009   #2
Wow
Great answers!
I seriously couldn't find any issues.

Good Job and best of luck!
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Jan 3, 2009   #3
I agree, this is great stuff. However, for this first part (above) you give a mixed message. Is it a virtue, or something you want to revamp? I say it is a virtue!

"Impatience is a virtue" - a politically incorrect statement and my perpetual belief. I am extremely impatient; a dire quality that I've possessed from a young age - thanks to my parents. In many instances, it has led me to make foolish and naïve mistakes -- a car accident worth three thousand dollars and my mom's eternal angst could have been avoided had I spent the extra minute -- but it is also true that my impatience has caused my to achieve my goals. It is not an eminent personality trait but it is one that shapes my character and one I strive to revamp. I needed my impatience when I was [example....]. After all, I am human.


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