Posting this here because it seems appropriate.
Hi guys, I never thought I’d be posting a “chance me” thread.. but here I am.
I applied to MSB, c/o of 2023.
Here is my profile:
-SAT I : 1490 superscore (E:700/M:790).
-SAT IIs: Math 2 (710), USH (700), World His (640- yikes, I know.)
-GPA: 4.21W. My school doesn’t do unweighted or ranking. I did get a few Bs junior year. For senior year, I’m expecting to end with 6 As 1 B for 1st semester.
Founder of a Retail Business (10-12 grade)
Head Instructor of a Korean Language Academy (4 Years)
Shift Manager of a Restaurant (2 Years)
President of a Special Needs Assistance Organization (2 Years)
Officer of FBLA (3 Years)
Manager of School Merchandise Store (1year)
Administrator of an Evangelism Outreach Organization (4 Years)
Organized fundraisers for East African Refugees (2 Years)
Officer of Student Council (2 Years)
Played Piano for 11 Years
Coding Instructor for Elementary Students (1 Year)
Bible Study Teacher (3 Years)
President’s Volunteer Service Award (Silver) - two times
Business Student of the Year (at my high school)
Certifications in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
Top Performance Awards at my Piano Recitals (2 times)
Activity: well written, clear, and concise. I wouldn’t consider it AMAZING though. I talked about how I changed my students’ lack of cultural pride/dispositions as a Korean teacher (7/10)
Personal Statement: talked about how I grew up poor and how I met someone who changed my life, and used this experience to heal my community (7.5/10)
Why McDonough?: I think this one was my best one. I talked about the business I started and how I found out that the Chinese manufacturers i worked with were beating/sexually abusing children, so I cut my business ties with them, and I took on the role of being an entrepreneur that took on global social justice issues. I tied that in with my Christian values closely relating to GT’s Jesuit values and my experience touring Georgetown/what I could contribute to McDonough. I was specific with particular programs, clubs I was interested in (8.5/10).
Counselor: she likes me, and she was impressed with my motives for business. I don’t think anything too spectacular though (7/10).
APUSH teacher: she liked me and I was a good student. (7/10)
Marketing Teacher: I met her this year, so when she showed me my rec, she talked a lot about what was on my resume. However, she did talk about my dedication as a student and entrepreneur. (7.5/10)
FBLA/Business Teacher- she loved me!! We were very close and she even gave me rides home/took me out for dinner. I’ve known her for 3 years. (8.5-9/10).
I’m Asian, Female.
I am First Generation.
Super low income.
Interview - Decent. I was very nervous and my interviewer was shy. We talked about my business and I asked her questions about her GT experience.
Sorry for this being SUPER long. Georgetown is my absolute dream school and I can’t imagine myself anywhere but there. I really appreciate anyone’s input. I would just like an idea as to how I stand as an applicant. Thank you so much!!