<p>Hi, need your opinion for my chances. I know the international pool is highly competitive, so please consider that too. Any help is greatly appreciated.</p>
<p>Asian male, from Singapore</p>
<p>One of the 2 most competitive high schools in Singapore.
SAT: 2290 (C740, M780, W770) one sitting
SAT 2: have not taken. will take MathII and Chem, expecting >750 on each
Rank: HS does not rank</p>
<p>Heaviest workload possible in my HS, and in my country.
Bio C (this is considered to be stellar in my school)
General Paper A</p>
I expect my grades to fall this year, maybe an average of B. but i'm expecting average A on my actual 'A levels' exam.</p>
Led a nation-wide fund-raiser and raised $40k for a charity.
Taught a web design class in a primary school for 2 month
Selected for tutoring of weak math students in my school
public performance of calligraphy in a local museum</p>
local math olympiad bronze
2 year president for an academic club
National science fair: Entered 3 projects, received Bronzes on 2
Science research program
presented papers at a science conference
school projects day: high distinction, top project for category
play varsity inline hockey
class representation (elected)
volunteer for interact club
4 years calligraphy
1 year judo
2 year computer club
5 year karate (brown belt, under a very rigorous grading system)
5 year swimming (with many awards)
1 year of self-initiated research project in which i designed a medicine database, filing for patent, but most likely to be unsuccessful</p>
Creative multimedia competition -1st place. this is a national web design competition
ministry of education award for leadership
international bronze for calligraphy
various awards for needy students (i come from a humble background)</p>
1. Spent one summer servicing computers and servers for a semiconductor factory
2. Internship at Legal Aid Bureau: 1 week full time
3. Internship at Centre for Strategic Infocom Technologies: 4 weeks full time, with research paper
4. Intership at National University of Singapore 1 month full time, 2 month part time, with research paper supervised by Assoc Prof.
5. paid Internship at a renowned graduate medical school, 2 month fulltime, 1 month partime. with research paper with NOVEL results *(hook?)
6. attachment with mediacorp. i was casted in a local game show.</p>
1. I'm first generation college student, neither of my parents went to college.
2. I come from a humble background, even by local standards. I cannot attend college without financial aid.
3. I am very serious about karate, i will likely make it my essay topic.</p>
<p>Please chance me for
Cornell engineering with FA</p>