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Supplementary Resources help!?

meemer222meemer222 5 replies3 threads New Member
Hello,
I am applying regular decision for Yale and a big part of my application is an app that I am working on to improve food security by diagnosing crop diseases. Because I mentioned it throughout multiple essays, I was thinking of attaching a pitch video of the app as a supplemental material, but am not sure if that would be the right move or not.


So the questions are:
1. Should I submit a pitch video (including an app demonstration), even if it is not mentioned as one of the supplementary materials to include in the application?
2. Would this help me, considering it would prove that the app exists, even if it's not a finished product?
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  • highschooldad1highschooldad1 10 replies0 threads New Member
    I am not sure if they want to hear it again if you have already mentioned it in different places. I may be wrong.
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  • meemer222meemer222 5 replies3 threads New Member
    Bump?
    Anyone know if I can submit a pitch video showing a demonstration of the app working etc?
    Should I email the admissions counselor?
    Thanks guys for the comments.
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  • meemer222meemer222 5 replies3 threads New Member
    bump
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 34838 replies394 threads Senior Member
    You don't get in because you (over) emphasize one thing you're working on. Especially not when it's holistic and a tippy top and expects a high level of understanding what does matter.

    In the other thread, you say this is a start-up, now you describe it as an app. You do have work at the food pantry, but more important can be what you actively do to better conditions around you. Not a solitary project. I'd also wonder if this sort of app exists elsewhere. There is a lot of existing concern over this. Eg, those of us in New England see it all the time re: ocean productivity cycles. (Right now, they're predicting an upcoming lobster issue. Again.)

    They want the right rounding, some in rigorous ways, some simply peer oriented, etc. It sounds like you're looking for a spike, but don't miss the forest for the trees. Spike is an extra, when everything else lines up. And pushng something on the basis of it being a later professional interest can be risky.
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  • meemer222meemer222 5 replies3 threads New Member
    Thanks for all your insightful comments! I will definitely have to think about putting a pitch for the startup/app, but a major reason I was thinking about doing so is to show how it is not a generic idea to me and I think it has a lot of merit/ its originality from some of the existing solutions out there. As far as the professional interest bit, I can definitely say that I am trying to show that I am interested in entrepreneurship/computer science by developing the concept.
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