Transfer IC to Cornell

<p>So I currently go to Ithaca College right next door to Cornell. It has been my dream for awhile to go. My grand dad was a professor at Cornell and died when I was 4. I never really got a chance to know him and I have very few memories. I would love to make him proud to go follow in his foot steps. It would mean a lot to me. I wanted to go right out of HS but my HS never sent my transcript so I was never considered an applicant. </p>

<p>Okay, off my soapbox.</p>

<p>In high school I was a 3.8 student with AP and Honors classes.
In college I have had a 3.46 this pretty difficult classes but probably not near Cornell level. </p>

<p>I played Golf and Lacrosse in HS at the Varsity level going to the state championship in Lacrosse and regional championship in Golf. </p>

<p>I am a member of Habitat for Humanity and the Ithaca Trading Club up at school. During the summer I have worked since I was a junior in HS. </p>

<p>I have legacy going for me with my grand dad being a professor before his death, have some professors as family friends as well, good family friends with the ex President of Finance at Cornell who now works for Princeton. </p>

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York - Class of 2013; GPA 3.46
Southern High School, Harwood, Maryland - Class of 2009. </p>

Junior Leader Workshop: This Varsity Scouting program provided me training in the principles of leadership, accepted customs and courtesies, decision-making and problem solving process, leadership case study, and U.S. History (2006).</p>

<p>Biography of a War Hero: In 2007, was honored and privileged to introduce my grandfather to audiences gathered to hear him speak about his war experiences. My introduction included a brief biographical sketch from childhood to present. On one occasion a movie was made and appeared on Arkansas public television. </p>

<p>Retail Sales: Since fall of 2007 I have worked 8 to 24 hours per week for a sporting goods store, East of Maui, that specializes in snow and water sports.
 Duties: product promotion and sales, cash deposits, equipment setup/maintenance.</p>

<p>High Adventure - Triple Crown Award: I have participated in all three of Scouting’s High Adventure Bases including: Florida Sea Base, a 7-day SCUBA diving adventure in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (2006 & 2009); Philmont Scout Ranch, a 10-day, 85-mile backpacking trip in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northeast New Mexico (2007); Northern Tier, a 9-day canoeing adventure in boundary waters wilderness in the U.S. and Canada (2008).</p>

<p>Nature Study: I participated in four weeklong summer forays with the Brooks Bird Club, an organization devoted to the study of flora and fauna in our temperate deciduous forests. On one foray I assisted the director of WV’s DNR black bear recovery program, by attending to a captured and tranquilized bear (2003-06).</p>


Pilot: June 2009; Navy Annapolis Flight Training School</p>

<p>Eagle Scout: Awarded August 13, 2008</p>

<p>Academic Honor Roll: Southern High School all four marking periods 2007/2008</p>

<p>Lacrosse Team: Division 2A, State finalist 2008; Scholar Athlete Award</p>

<p>Golf Team: Division 2A, Regional finalist 2007; Scholar Athlete Award</p>

<p>Wilderness First Aid & CPR: Certified June 2007 </p>

<p>SCUBA: NAUI Certified June 2006 </p>

<p>Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program: Certified August 2009</p>

<p>Maryland Hunter Safety Course: Certified March 2006 </p>

<p>Maryland Basic Boating Course: Certified April 2003</p>

Church Missions: I participated in a weeklong mission to Appalachia repairing homes in an economically deprived community; assisted with annual fund raising events (e.g., church dinners) through my youth group; helped mowed church lawn. Led a team to repair and enhance an obstacle course at West River Church Camp.</p>

<p>Maintained and Enhanced Hiking Trails: I participated in five team projects to maintain and improve interpretive hiking trails and visitor’s experience in the region including the Patuxent River Jug Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Kings Landing Park, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. </p>

<p>Improved a Waterman’s Museum: I worked with a team of Boy Scouts to enhance the grounds of the Captain Salem Avery House, a local museum operated by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society to educate visitors about the Chesapeake area.
Underprivileged Youth Benefit from Recycled Athletic Uniforms: My local youth athletic association (UYC) replaced nearly 400 old uniforms. I worked to box the retired jerseys and matching shorts after sorting them by style and size. The uniforms were shipped to youth in South America, Africa, and the Middle East.</p>

My interests include all of the following flying, snowboarding, SCUBA diving, camping, hiking, recreational motorcycle racer, kayaking, shooting trap/skeet.</p>

<p>I know my grades aren't exactly what you would call up to "par" and you would just laugh at my SAT scores compared to most Ivy Leaguers but with the rest of my resume I think I have a shot. I was hoping you guys could throw your input out there and just me some suggestions to better my chances. </p>

<p>No hard feelings : )</p>