This is my Upenn supp essay. My first time writing this sort of essay so I'm not really sure how I should sound like. Just give any honest comments. The word limit is 500 and it is now exactly 500. Thank u! :)
Two a.m., my room is dark. My ward's power supply has been cut, so I only have one hour left to look at my dream school: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Upenn).
I have recurrently imagined walking in Upenn's enormous campus. It instills in me a sense of adventure (where will my secret spots be?). And I admire Van Pelt Library's grandiose beauty. Its high ceilings and brown color inculcate an invigorating but still cozy feel; not to mention the huge amount of available research materials. Van Pelt makes working much more enjoyable.
Now let's tab the "Interdisciplinary Study," it sounds interesting. Wow! The college allows me to design my own curriculum. This is perfect for me. Accounting and Finance has long been my favorite, but Psychology is intriguing, too, especially Consumer Psychology. I would not be able to pursue both interests simultaneously in many other colleges. In Upenn, I can!
While designing my own timetable, I will definitely make time to continue dancing. Performing in Platt House sounds really thrilling. My dream of choreographing a Vietnamese dance and a hip-hop item can also be accomplished. I may even take up something new, like Archery or Martial Arts.
Large and diverse as Upenn is, staying put for four years still seems dull. In two Junior College years, I participated in two overseas school trips, and cannot imagine four university years without one. I want to explore new economies, cultures and learn more useful skills. One click into "Innovative Learning" reveals Wharton Leadership Ventures and Wharton International Programs, both willingly aid qualified students. I should never miss such precious chances to learn beyond classroom. I can try signing up for the organizing committee, too. Hopefully my secretarial experiences while organizing Spectra events in Singapore will help.
How about "Life at Wharton?" Majority of the alumni appreciate the social life here. Let's see, they have eight cohorts in just one school. Fascinatingly, cohorts are named after currencies! I like Rupee's maroon color, but Shekel and Yen look more enthusiastic and united in their photos. Perhaps each cohort has its own strengths and characteristics. As long as I can be in one of them, I'd be over the moon.
"Geez, no more battery?" I sighed. My laptop screen has turned black. Lying down, I can still visualize Upenn, Wharton, and their question: what can I, in return, contribute to their community?
I am no Hercules who can lift up a thousand-kilogram statue. However, I danced for nine hours with only one hour break while preparing for my 2011 dance concert. I guess I am physically useful.
I am no Jasper Cullen who can control people's feelings. However, my family and friends like to tell me their problems. My Project Work groupmates say they would never mind me being their leader. I guess I am mentally and socially useful.
Despite having no superheroic capabilities, I still hope to benefit the Upenn community, because I will dedicate my most valuable possessions: my heart and brain.