Hey guys! Please chance me for wharton! =) I really would like to go there, and want to know what you guys think my chances are like!
I attend the Education Program for Gifted Youth Online High School at Stanford University.
AP courses completed: English Language & Composition, Biology, U.S. History, Chemistry, Calculus AB
AP courses in progress: Statistics, English Language & Literature, Calculus BC, Physics B
Completed a university level Economics course through Stanford University
Awarded Best Lab Partner (Spring 2006) and Most Efficient Lab Team (Spring 2008)
Top 5 regional finalist in Growing Up Asian in America essay competition (Spring 2008)
GPA: My UW GPA is 3.5!( I goofed off during freshman year and my GPA reflects it..It's not terrible, but it's definitely not one of my selling points. However, it has been on the upswing these past couple years, and my junior year GPA was 4.0 UW.) In addition, the program I have been in since sophomore year is extremely rigorous, so it's harder to score A's, since we are taught by college profs. Also, I know math is really important to Wharton, and my math grades even in Freshman year have consistently been straight A's..idk if that helps
I took it with no prep and I scored a 2170.. I'm planning on retaking it in October and I've been scoring in the 2300's on practice tests (if thats any indication?)
Math IIC: I'm taking it in Nov
I worked in a leading animation studio in Beijing, China this past summer. While there I:
Created a short film about the company, to be featured as promotional material on their website.
Compiled and proofread several business documents; ensured translated message remained accurate.
They have retained me to: (I'm SO excited about this! =) )
Assist in increasing Xing Xings public relations efforts by creating a Wikipedia page.
Growing and procuring new business by representing the company at animation fairs & conventions.
I co-own a restaurant in the town where I live. I generally work on the business end, and some of the stuff I have done is:
Redesign the menu for the restaurant that resulted in increasing sales by 10%.
Changing the restaurants brand image to increase customer perception.
Doubled the restaurant chains footprint after performing a comprehensive market and client survey.
I am currently analyzing various business growth strategies, such as expanding the restaurant chain on a regional level.
I interned in the marketing department at Cisco Systems. While there I worked on:
Assisted on several online advertising and social media projects for Cisco.
Actively participated in the launch of a global marketing campaign that engaged a new demographic of users.
Strengthened the public relation efforts of Cisco by posting frequent business updates on Twitter; the initiative increased Ciscos Twitter followers by 900 users.
Deepened customer relations by interacting with existing and prospective clients and obtaining product feedback.
Chairman and Founder: Global Outreach Committee (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)
Student Commissioner in my Town Government: Liaison to Youth Commission & Member of Grant Sub-Committee (2007-2008)
Student Commissioner in my Town Government: Parks and Public Works Commission - Developing a website featuring several walking tours in the town (2008-Present)
Student Commissioner in my Town Government: Community Services Commission: Received a commendation for exceptional volunteer work from the government. (2008)
ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS:
Art & Music:
Regional Finalist: VOCE program, Music Teachers' Association of Northern California (2008)
Regional Second Place Champion (Opera & Broadway): The Western Regional California State Talent and Performing Arts Competition (2009)
Regional Grand Divisional Champion (Opera): California State Spring Talent Festival (2009)
Regional First Place Champion (Broadway): California State Spring Talent Festival (2009)
Regional Grand Divisional Champion (Broadway): Greater Bay Area Talent Competition (2008)
International Second Place Winner: AFAF Golden Voices Carnegie Hall Competition (2009)
Level 8 Qualified Singer of the California Music Teacher's Association Certificate Of Musical Merit Program; selected regionally to perform at the State Honors Convention for every level completed
Sold four paintings and donated proceeds to the American India Foundation.
Volunteer: Local senior center committed four hours every week. (2004-2008)
Co-Chair: Service Club - A project aimed at preserving ocean sustainability, commissioned by Steve Mayer, the co-founder of Atari and Digital F/X. (Spring 2009)