Sowa

Northwestern University

Majors: Economics and Psychology

Minor: Creative Writing

PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Schools Accepted Into:

Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Maryland (Full Scholarship), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

Colleges seek curious, thoughtful, multifaceted students who are both interested and involved in the world around them.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE

At Northwestern University, I studied Economics, Psychology, and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction. While in college, I was particularly fascinated by the psychology behind decision-making and leadership. On campus my primary role was facilitating Leadership Training Seminars for Northwestern’s Peer Advisers and work to make our campus more thoughtful, welcoming and inclusive. I also had the opportunity to teach English in the Czech Republic as well as intern at Google and Harvard Business Publishing.  
 
This past year, I lectured and ran writing workshops at Shue Yan University in Hong Kong as a part of the English Department through a Princeton in Asia Fellowship. My next step will be moving into a Management Consulting role with Accenture.  As the future of education evolves so rapidly, I intend to become a leader in improving the accessibility and quality of education both domestically and abroad. In the future, I plan to work in and create opportunities at the intersection of education, business, and technology.

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

  • Google BOLD Intern

  • Harvard Business Publishing Intern

  • Kellogg School of Management, Research Assistant (RA)

  • Director of First Year Initiatives, New Student and Family Programs

  • English Teacher, Help Chat

  • Team Lead Consultant, Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations

  • Body and Media Lab, RA

  • Co-Director of Community Relations, TEDx NorthwesternU

UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

During my high school summers, I participated in the Physician Scientist Training Program through which I was able to serve as a Research Assistant at the National Institute if Health, University of Washington, and Thomas Jefferson University. During the school year, I focused most of my energy on learning about global affairs and public speaking through Model United Nations. In my spare time, I played sports sports and volunteered whenever possible.

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Physician Scientist Training Program, Model United Nations, Varsity Track and Field, Varsity Indoor Track and Field, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Red Cross, Girl Scouts of America

COLLEGE ACCESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

360 College Consulting Training, Experience Leading Essay Writing Seminars

I am very friendly and love getting to know people of different backgrounds and their interests! I believe in finding something you’re passionate about and working to make an impact from there.