Academic Record vs. Potential

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Do you feel that your academic record (I.e. grades, course load, etc.) is an accurate reflection of your ability and potential? In comparison to your college friends and classmates, do you feel that you were particularly advantaged or disadvantaged? My academic record shows my ability to succeed in the rigorous dual major of Computer Science and Communications. More impressive than my excellent GPA is my simultaneous participation in many outside activities. As a freshman, I started my own T-shirt business on campus to pay tuition and fees. As the business grew, I eventually devoted over 20 hours per week to my entrepreneurial venture. I also lent my writing expertise to our college newspaper, the Herald, serving as General Editor during my senior year. In addition, I was an active participant in the Tri-Delt sorority and the Big Sisters Association of Baltimore.

Few other self-supporting students maintained such a busy schedule or attained a stellar GPA. My assumption of such enormous responsibilities and mastery of essential time management skills are valuable tools for my graduate school career and my professional future.