PLEASE HELP: THANK YOU!!
any critique will be helpful, so feel free to be brutally honest =)
Also, for the syracuse essay, did i follow the prompt?
In the year 2050, a movie is being made of your life. Please tell us the name of your movie and briefly summarize the story line.
Living a perfect life as HSBC's financial manager, Jen Chan never had anything to worry about. But one morning, a newspaper headline brought her the distress she hadn't felt in years-Gunmen Taken Students Hostage for Money in Indian Volunteer School. She panicked as her eyes widened at the photo adjacent to the headlines. Why, it was the same school where she has taught 40 years ago! Jen hurries and flies to India to save the children in the school. But will she reach them in time.
1. Who or what influenced you to apply to Syracuse University?
3. Our mission of Scholarship in Action extends beyond the classroom to include engagement opportunities with our campus community, the City of Syracuse, and locations across the globe. Based on your academic interests, tell us what real world experiences you might pursue during your education at Syracuse University as part of this mission.
My friends always ask me, "Jen, what are you choosing for your major?" Well, it's not that I haven't thought about my choices of majors, it's just that I'm still unsure of what I want. There are just so many choices out there I still have yet to explore, why should I settle down on one so soon?
My swarm of interests comes from the most quotidian influences. That year when I was obsessed over Grey's Anatomy, I considered being a doctor. But one day when I gave myself a paper cut in the middle of class, and I couldn't help but cringe and cower by the sight of blood. That's when I finally accepted the fact that my dream of being a doctor could never come true. Then there was that year when I first started watching Legally Blond. Elle Woods just seems to lead the perfect life; she made the job of a lawyer seem so interestingly flawless. That then became my new wish-to become a lawyer. From then on, I watched court cases on TV, completely riveted by the excitement of the case. Over the years, my choices of future majors remained irresolute. But mainly, apart from law, I became interested in economics and international relations. After doing some research, I found Syracuse University's School of Arts and Sciences, a school that could fulfill my wide array of interests.
Unlike some of the other colleges, Syracuse University didn't put its course of economics under its school of business. I'm thankful, for I don't want to be confined under a specific school before fully exploring all my other interests of study. Consequently, I took note of the School of Arts and Sciences-a melting pot of a variety of subjects that suits my needs. What I love most about it is its iLearn program. I see undergrad research programs as an important aspect of a school since it can educate under a flexible, student-picked project. Moreover, instead of only watching court cases on TV, I can actually experience how it will be like as a lawyer in the mock trial program. Since I am still undecided for my major, these co-curricular opportunities are crucial to shaping my future career path. They allow me to fully experience the aspects of my academic interests before picking my favorite.
In addition, just like the iLearn program, the study abroad programs offered at Syracuse University allow me to learn from a global level. Fusing with students from foreign countries opens many more doors of ideas that would have otherwise been inaccessible. For me, I love travelling, and I love learning about cultures and traditions very different from my own. Why not learn AND travel at the same time? I can have my cake and eat it too.
Strikingly, my own personal mission overlaps with that of the school. Just like the school's belief of extending beyond the classroom, I believe that real-life experience is crucial to master any field of work. With such abundance in opportunities, Syracuse is a port opened to many different boats. And I do see it as the perfect dock to start my career.
why should I settle down on one so soon?
Because affirming a career choice shows decisiveness and seriousness about life. I think you should let them know that you chose "undecided" status even though you are currently feeling very certain about _________ (pick something).
Even though you are undecided, like all of us, choose something to focus on. You can focus on wanting to keep your options open rather than focusing on the fact that you cannot decide. Some people write essays about how they are determined to succeed in one field or another because of passion that comes from deep insight or suffering, or some other inspiring thing. You can be inspiring, too, if you focus on your vision for the future rather than on your uncertainty. We all have uncertainty.