Ogechi

Princeton University

Sociology with African American Studies Certificate

PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Schools Accepted Into:

Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Howard University, Northeastern University, Oglethorpe University, Spelman College

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WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

Selective schools want good people. If you bring joy to those around you, have a disciplined work ethic, are passionate about what you do and have a curiosity for learning, you’re on the right path.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE

At Princeton University, I studied sociology and took coursework in African American studies and environmental studies. In my freshman year, I founded a book club to compliment job skills training for men who had been involved in the criminal justice system. I also danced in and choreographed for a student dance company.  
 
Professionally, I have experience in arts administration, civic leadership, and writing and research consulting. I am interested in social justice, financial equity, and organizational development.

UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

Beyond academics, choral music and dance were a big part of my life growing up. I had some phenomenal teachers who inspired me to reach for the stars, especially in the arts. Their support led me to a few defining experiences. In the summer between my sophomore and junior year, I was selected to attend a competitive summer program, where I focused on dance and made lifelong friends. In my senior year, I won the Six-Year All-State women’s chorus award for an essay on the impact of music on students’ lives. Fortunately, I got to use my passions for dance and singing as a dance captain for my school’s choral program. This meant I choreographed pieces and rehearsed my classmates for variety show performances. We had fun!

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

  • Dance company member

  • Summer SAT Tutor

  • Freshman orientation team leader

  • Project coordinator for a book club at a nearby recovery home for men

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow

  • Judicial Committee

  • Princeton African Students Association

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Math and English tutor, Select Chorus, Summer Governor’s Honors Program, Beta Club Vice President, National Honor Society President, Freshman Class President, National Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, AP Honors Scholar with Distinction, National Achievement Scholar, NAACP Youth Council President, ranked 3 of 323 in class.

COLLEGE ACCESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Ten years of experience working with students on finding scholarships, applying for college, interviewing, and testing

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