Stanford Supplement Profile Questions
Here are my responses for the profile questions. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks.
Name your favorite books, authors, films, and/or musical artists.
books: Game of Shadows, A Tale of Two Cities, Bringing Down the House
films: The Graduate, Fargo, Slumdog Millionaire
musical artists: Rush, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin
What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy?
newspapers: Chicago Tribune
magazines: Sports Illustrated
websites: Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes
What is the most significant challenge that society faces today?
In my opinion, the most significant challenge in society today is narrowing the gap between the wealthy and the impoverished.
How did you spend your last two summers?
2010: Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Pilsen Junior Tennis Camp. Traveled to New Jersey, Mexico (Habitat), North Carolina, and Canada.
2009: Took honors biology summer school for nine weeks.
What were your favorite events (e.g., performances, exhibits, sporting events, etc.) this past year?
My two favorite events this past year were the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto and seeing Rush in concert. These were the first tennis tournament and concert I've ever gone to, and both events were even more amazing than I expected.
What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed?
I wish I could have been in the stands at the Cubs' last World Series title back in 1908. I'm a die-hard Cubs fan, and given their 102-year title drought, seeing a world champion Cubs team would be simply amazing.
What five words best describe you?
relaxed, confident, realistic, ambitious, thoughtful
In general on these, I'm trying to reply with honest and at least somehwat interesting/creative responses, but also I guess I'm trying a little bit to go for what they might want to hear (probably a bad idea)