|By Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum) on Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 11:58 pm: Edit|
i was wondering who got into their dream schools when they were told they could never by their counselors. i certainly proved my counselor wrong, and she had the audacity to tell other people she "was right about me getting in all along." yeah right!!
|By Wintermute (Wintermute) on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 03:13 pm: Edit|
Good for you! What school did you get into?
|By Kode (Kode) on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 03:27 pm: Edit|
Wow, I'm surprised your counselor said something like that. Then again, I feel privileged to have the great counselors that I do. It's a most heinous deed for a counselor to tell a student that they "can't get in somewhere," in my opinion. They can suggest more safety or target schools, they can ask for your motivation to try for school X, but to outright say that it's not worth you trying to get in; wow! :o
Either way, Congratulations. You must feel great
|By Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum) on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 06:33 pm: Edit|
THANKS! i got in Cornell
|By Mom60 (Mom60) on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 12:42 am: Edit|
I saw on another post somewhere that you applied to the Hotel School. My d is interested in hotel management. But views Cornell as nearly impossible. She has great grades in the most rigorous program. She is a Jr so has not Sat's yet. Can you post a little about yourself without being to personal thanks
Also what other schools were you interested in.
Also last but not least Congratulations
|By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 01:01 am: Edit|
I have a friend at Princeton right now (my dream school, top choice, I get my ED decision tomorrow! (or later today I guess it is)) who my counselor, the same one he had when he was back at my high school like 2-3 years ago, told that he had no chance of getting into Princeton and he shouldn't waste his money applying... my stats are somehwat better than his so it gives me a bit of hope. ;P
|By Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum) on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 04:18 pm: Edit|
That's great your friend got into PRinceton! Good luck to you, my 2 best friends just got in there.
Mom60, my advice is to tell your daughter to apply to Cornell wholeheartedly if she wants to go there. Its true that the Hotel School there is the "easiest" to get into of the Cornell schools, but its the most SELECTIVE. People think this because the avg. SATs are lower than the rest of the other Cornell scools, but the average last year was 1340. Two big factors for getting into the Hotel school are somewhat acceptable gpa/SAT in their range and most importantly, enthusiasm and actual work experience in a hospitality environment. My friend told me that his friend was rejected this year for ED to hotel and she had a 1490, but with no real experience. The interview that the school requests is pretty important, because they judge your motivation and experience based on this.
I had a highest combined score of 1200, and my SATIIs were 700 in mathIC and 660 writing. My gpa was a 4.86/3.8. I am also 10th in the class. I've always recieved straight As in every one of my classes except for math which was always a B. I had a good range of extracurriculars and volunteering, and most importantly working at a restaurant. During an interview, i showed the professor samples that i've had saved from dinner parties that i've thrown such as menu cards/invitations that i've done on my own, and a "portfolio" of my cooking. Other schools I was considering to apply to were University of Delaware, Penn State (which I was accepted to also), Purdue, and Hawaii, for the same major (hotel management). Those are really good schools to consider for this major. I think they also liked the fact I kept the same major for other schools i told them I was applying to when I asked. So if you daughter really wants to go to Cornell, try to get her working or interning at a hotel, restaurant or catering/event planning company so that it gives her an upperhand.
|By Najy (Najy) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 10:18 am: Edit|
wow, congrats about Cornell Hotel Chrysanthemum. I have my interview this coming feb 2. I am really nerrrrvous. Well, actually I am more excited to explain my commitement...do boys have a better chance than girls of gaining admission there? Is that a stupid question? I've started to put together a portfolio of my cooking as well. I'm considering bringing the interviewer something gourmet to eat as well. I have no experience in the industry but I am going to try and get a job this week- also, I have started my own gourmet cakes and desserts business- well, I'm about to start it. Do you have any more advice? My GPA is much lower than yours and I have comparable SATs. My SAT IIs are lower as well. I suck at math too. LOL i don't think I'm gonna get in.
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