Describe a book you have read for leisure and its impacts on you. Don’t expect me to laud a murder job too often! It is certain that my mother would have baulked at the prospect of me reading ‘The Orient Express’ by Agatha Christie. However, there is a transcendent attraction between a drowsy child on … Read moreRiding along on the Orient Express
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. “Stop interrupting! Before opening your mouth, see if the adults are in the middle of a conversation,” my dad reminded me for the … Read moreMy Superpower
A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. It was my first day of high school- … Read moreScarf Girl
Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. “Komm Herr Jesus,” she invokes, “sei du unser Gast, und segne, was du uns bescheret hast. Amen,” and we all join in on the cross. “Vater, Sohn, und Heiliger Geist. Amen.”I always fumbled the words.My grandmother would lift her head … Read moreOma and Mamaw
Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. I could not understand. There was no sign of trash on the streets. There was no trace of graffiti on the benches or walls. Everything was impeccably clean and simple in the middle of Stockholm, … Read moreModesty. Simplicity. Practicality.
Describe an important experience in your life. “Northwest, this is La Crosse Tower. Hold-short runway three-one for Cessna on final.” Knowing that I had personally delayed a plane full of commercial passengers on my sixteenth birthday was not what I had in mind for my first solo flight. Regardless, the hold-short command, a matter of … Read moreMy First Flight