How To Write The 'Who Am I' College Admission Essay
October 2, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón
Today’s episode kicks off a 5 part mini series on the College Admission Essays. I am reviewing the FOUR buckets of Essays that every student needs in their arsenal of college essays. Who AM I? What Am I Good At? What Is My “Coolness” Factor? Connect Accomplishments With Your Future Major. And in part 5 of this mini series, I will review supplemental essays and how they differ from the personal statements. WHO AM I? This essay sheds light on your family, culture, background, and offers context of who you are. Examples of topics include: Family: traditions, celebrations, family members who influence you. Your background: cultural background, where/how you grew up. Life Challenges: death, divorce, learning challenges. For this series, please download the 10 FREE sample essays I offer on my website: www.drcynthiacolon.com. LABELED: STOP PROCRASTINATING I will dissect each essay in that packet with you and explain why they work. Episode #32
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Dr. Cynthia Colón
Using over 20 years experience, her book, Tips, Tales, & Truths for Teens, offers a practical road map for the college admission process. As the leading and trusted college admission expert, Dr. Cynthia Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, FOX 5, KCAL, WGN, WKRC, and in Latina Style.
Dr. Colón worked as an admission officer at Vassar College in New York and as a college counselor at an elite private school in Los Angeles. She has read thousands of applications and worked with over 800 students who have been admitted to top colleges – including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, UVA, and many more.
Dr. Colón is on a mission to help students, no matter their background, pave their way to the college of their choice. She serves as the perfect blend of Coach and Cheerleader!
Dr. Colón holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication at the USC, a MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Education from UCLA.