Did you guys have a "significant" amount of ECs? I guess my question is directed toward those who applied to Annenberg, but anyone can answer. Since I applied to Communication, the only experience I had were: Reporter for school paper, Web designer for Radio website, and Student film organization. I also put down that I was a part of LGBTA since I got involved in that, as well. I hope my "Communication" experiences will suffice...it wasn't a easy year at Penn State in terms of media coverage this year, especially for freshmen diving into it! Whew, what a year!
Edit: Yeah, I was definitely not a fan of writing the essay, but I'm sort of glad it was more a "straight-forward" type because creative writing is not my niche lol. I was basically just direct to the point: I love my school and my experiences, but I'm ready for further challenge at your school and here's why XX, XX, XX, which would all help me reach my academic and personal goals (a snippet of my future endeavors and personal goals, though not too personal)...
Of course, it was a lot more detailed, but that's basically my essay in a nutshell. I was a little hesitant on trying to make it creative because it would've have been difficult so I went to my Communication professor and got tips/advice from him. I only had it read by two professors and they said it was "terrific," so I'm taking their word for it!! I haven't even looked back at my Common App after I submitted it because I'm afraid of finding some potential errors and psyching myself out. What's done is done. For my short response, it was sort of like my big essay, but just a bit more in-depth with specific activities and goals I planned to carry out: I talked about joining Vision Voices and improving my people skills and help others by getting in touch with the LGBT and possibly greek life.
Last edited by DJpsu2015; 03-15-2012 at 07:40 AM.