The Larger Half

Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution. Most people do not realize how much work making sandwiches really involves. Slicing tomatoes, spreading the toppings, positioning the lettuce just right, and selecting the meat to … Read more The Larger Half

A Transformative Experience

Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? As the sunlight began to dim, my panic rose. The street signs were incomprehensible, and any request for assistance only resulted in a barrage of unfamiliar German. I found myself hoping for … Read more A Transformative Experience

The Performance Changed the Performer

Tell about an experience that changed you. Two flamboyant characters sat in the center of the first row; I saw their hands dancing wildly in the air while I tiptoed quietly into the theatre so as not to pop their bubble of eccentricity. However, the heavy door’s loud click as it closed behind me gave … Read more The Performance Changed the Performer

Studying Physics

We encourage undergraduates to participate in research in any field — including the arts, humanities, social sciences, communications, and sciences. If you could spend one semester researching a specific topic that interests you, in the hope of making at least a small contribution to our understanding of that topic, what would you choose to research … Read more Studying Physics

I Will Contribute

Virginia Tech is committed to providing the benefits of an educational environment rich in individual backgrounds, experiences, and characteristics. What contributions might you as a student bring to help create a diverse educational community at Virginia Tech? 200 words max I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised in a Hispanic family. … Read more I Will Contribute