1. Who or what influenced you to apply to Syracuse University?
My Career Guidance Counselor first introduced Syracuse University to me at a college fair, which took place at my school. He told be that Syracuse University would be a right fit for me since it offered an excellent liberal arts program. I learned about the liberal arts program from Ms. Karen Bass who had visited my school too. With the liberal arts program and the various athletic facilities and clubs such as photography, I was convinced and wanted to apply to Syracuse University.
2. Who is the person you dream of becoming and how do you believe Syracuse University can help you achieve this?
I dream of becoming a successful but humble human being, who’s existence serves the community in any possible way. Specifically, I want to help protect the environment promote sustainable development for a brighter future. I want to be able to unite the people of the world and make a difference by erasing “differences”.
3. If you have had work experience, what skills and/or knowledge did you gain?
In the summer of 2012, I did an internship at an advertising agency called Leo Burnet, where I worked with the management and creativity department. This internship bought various positive changes in me. Working in an office environment, I was able to built my communication skills. I had to interact with people much older than me, and also many who came from various cultural backgrounds. I learned how important it was to work as a team, not only in my department but also in the web of all the other departments.
Working together with unity and respect for each other’s work is what I learnt the most.
4. Our mission of Scholarship in Action, education for the world in the world, extends beyond the classroom to include engagement opportunities with our campus community, the City of Syracuse, and locations across the globe. Based on your interests, tell us what real-world experiences you might pursue during your education at Syracuse as part of this mission.
In India, I train the local community school children, and I have enjoyed working and bringing a change in the “girls sports status”. Spending one hour a day with the community schools girls teaches me many new values especially team work and co-operation. At Syracuse, I plan to take forward this interest of training junior underprivileged or community schoolgirls and would want to bring upon a change in Syracuse along with the student body.