Summer session and first year at Berkeley! Feel free to ask questions about application!
What do you think is your strongest advantage (ECs, Essay, etc…) when applying to Berkeley? What did you do to improve it?
I think that the strongest advantage is being focused and passionate on one subject (ex. Science) and have clubs/ECs related to that subject and then write about that subject in the essay where it asks you to explain a passion. But that being said, also be broad. Have some other interests like sports or volunteering to be well rounded but not generic; basically have a passion that you have multiple ECs related to and then have a couple ECs not related to it. For example, I applied for chemistry so I had science olympiad, summer science camps, HOSA, and then wrote my essay about my passion on it. But I also volunteered at a library with kids, spent a lot of time running and hiking and leading wilderness trips, and did a couple sports. Berkeley wants you to be a broad student but have a passion that you are going to pursue here and contribute to the world in a meaningful way by helping your whole community.
Hey, I’m applying to Berkeley this year and I wanted to know if I could PM you for any questions and/or opinion about how I could improve my application in general? I’m in dire need for any improvements that I could use on my application so if it doesn’t bother you I hope you could help me.
Thank you for your replies!
Which medium would be most comfortable for you? Should I just leave my mail or contact you through whatsapp or leave a discord server link?