|By Jemster3 (Jemster3) on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 09:46 pm: Edit|
white male; jewish, NY state resident, CALS ED
Major: 1. Entomology
2. Earth and Environmental studies
M: 700 V: 740
Math IC: 710
Euro. History: 3
US History: 3 or 4
GPA: 3.7 unweighted
Class rank: top 15%
Upward trend in grades
Im a science research freak. Evolutionary Biology.
9th grade: started on my own
10th grade: Columbia with anthropology professor
did research on horseshoe crabs and trilobites.
-Got job as volunteer at American Museum of Natural History. Was hired at minimum age (16) and was the youngest in the Entomology department.
11th grade: Left museum to start work at Lamont Doherty of Columbia. Work with Doctor (oxford grad) on dinosaur footprints. Will be presenting research at Geology Conference later this month.
12th grade: continue at Lamont and enter my project into Intel Science Talent Search (probable Semifinalist or higher)
Varsity Tennis: lettered
Varsity Track: lettered
Lots of clubs, leadership positions
School Newspaper: Comedy Editor this year, next year dont know.
Star Scout, patrol leader, order of the arrow
Summer courses at Columbia cornell and Johns hopkins
Lots of awards at science fair and essay competitions:
Young Naturalist Awards, semifinalist and finalist..........blah blah blah more awards
Recs: best part.
1 from Oxford graduate doctor evolutionary biologist. do research with her.
1 from Columbia professor
1 from Cornell professor
Others maybe 1 from principal
Ya, I know my research s### is good and Ill play that up. Best part is that I enjoy it. However, my class rank SUCKS. I sucked at high school in the early years. Im known as sort of a slacker, although ive tried to break from that image.
What are my chances at CALS ED for next year?
|By Dasweepa (Dasweepa) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 12:44 am: Edit|
Just out of curiosity, how the hell did you get all those internships/research positions?
|By Lovetheriver (Lovetheriver) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit|
i think those research positions will get you into anywhere. those recommendations would also.
|By W1628 (W1628) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 12:52 am: Edit|
eh, if you have money you can buy your way into anything, but those research letters are great.
|By Imisstheeastcst (Imisstheeastcst) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 10:23 am: Edit|
sounds great Jemster! I think that all that research that you've been doing will far outweigh any plain jane 1600 SAT 4.0 GPA with a few ordinary EC's (even if they had leadership positions). Besides that, its incredibly interesting and you enjoy doing it! Thats awesome you worked at the AMNH- I am hoping to volunteer there when I come back from University this summer! BTW, I'm trying to transfer to Cornell as an Anthropology major. Good luck to both of us! And enjoy all that cool research you're doing!
|By Jemster3 (Jemster3) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 11:59 am: Edit|
In response to Dasweepa, it took me an incredibly long time to secure those contacts. I contacted scientists directly, went to administrators and tried for months. Approx. 1/5 scientists that I pursued, replied to me.
In response to Imisstheeastcst and others, thanks alot. That raises my confidence a bit. Its great that unlike some of my friends, I have been able to enjoy my life and my ecs without caring much about school. Although I have cared a little more in recent years. Imisstheeastcst, I hope you have an enjoyable volunteer experience.
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