Prompt: Rutgers University is a vibrant community of people - with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. How would you benefit from and contribute to such an environment? Consider variables such as your talents, travels, leadership activities, volunteer services, and cultural experiences:
When I was younger, I wondered why my father's family and my mother's family always sat separately in gatherings that involved me. It wasn't until my eighth birthday party, that I realized why. I noticed that the party room was perfectly divided to two sides with two different tables, one for my father's Cuban family, and one for my mother's Russian family. It was then that I realized that I am the embodiment of two very separate and distinct families struggling to coexist in harmony. I suddenly felt a strong urge to find a way bring them together.
I sought solutions in high school as I observed how different clicks of students moved in very independent circles. I was a nerd with my nerd friends. There were the jocks that hung out with the cheerleaders. There were the Russian students, the Hispanics, the African Americans. At times it seemed hopeless.
Then I started my own business by joining a fast-growing social network marketing company. Vemma has a breakthrough product recommended by Dr. Oz called Verve, a healthy energy drink built from a liquid vitamin and antioxidant based upon the "queen of fruit", Mangosteen going viral in California. I was recruited by a fast growing NYC team filled with Asians, African Americans, Hispanics, Indians and many nationalities all working together to achieve financial success. I travel around the city and engage many unique individuals and educate them about the product and financial opportunity. One of my mentors is Vivian, a gay Chinese American. She is a prime example of the kind of diversity and interesting combinations New York has to offer. After meeting her and other mentors from all walks of life, I've seen how much there is to learn in this world.
When I visited Rutgers, I noticed how New Brunswick is like New York City except more concentrated in a smaller area. I know that by attending Rutgers, I will be able to further extend my knowledge of people, lifestyles, and cultures without the worries of traveling for hours in a metro system. Furthermore, I can impact the students at Rutgers with the knowledge I have gained from the people I have met in New York City. I will promote tolerance and help harmonize the diversity that Rutgers has to offer by utilizing my skills I have gained through my time as an entrepreneur. Rutgers will be an asset to my life just as I will be an asset to the campus life of Rutgers.