NYU is global, urban, inspired, smart, connected, and bold. What can NYU offer you, and what can you offer NYU? (200-400 words)
What makes NYU special? Well, I'd say everything about it, from its unrivalled college experience in one of the greatest cities in the world to its worldwide reputation as a leading academic institution. More importantly, it feels like a college with an ambition, teeming with people willing to make a difference to the world.
NYU provides the opportunity for me to experience a world-class and well-rounded education in the field of chemical and biomolecular engineering. NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering stands out with its steadily improving ranking, state-of-the-art facilities as well as distinguished faculty members. Add to that the perfect location of NYU at the heart of the Big Apple and I'd have the best place to progress not only as an active and curious student but also as an individual who hopes to push himself to new heights.
Aside from education, I believe that it is important to give back to the community. I spent nearly four years volunteering at an NGO and I spent a significant chunk of that time involved in relief efforts for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 floods in Pakistan, which affected the lives of more than 20 million people all over Pakistan. I got the opportunity to meet some of those people from all over the country; from areas I had no idea even existed. In those times of turmoil, I tried to be a source of strength and support for them. At NYU, I want to continue making a difference to the community by joining clubs that are dedicated towards community service (like the Global Brigades at NYU) as well as taking advantage of the numerous volunteering opportunities available throughout New York. At NYU, I can help on a truly global scale.
NYU's large international student population is also a significant advantage to someone like myself who is always fascinated by people belonging to different cultures and communities. It introduces an individual to new ideas and provides the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world. Being an American who has lived a large part of his life in Pakistan, I believe that I would also be able to add to the diversity and bring a unique perspective to NYU.
At NYU, the possibilities are endless. It offers plenty but in my opinion, so can I. I can offer a voice that is diverse, ambitious and hoping to make a difference.