Why Carnegie Mellon

Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). Include the reasons why you've chosen the major(s), and any goals or relevant work plans. Please mention each college or program to which you are applying.

Throughout high school, entrepreneurial spirit has always driven me to turn ideas into realities. My endeavors ranged from arranging rhetoric workshops through a non-profit organization and eventually establishing my own organization to host summer debate camps, to partnering with a community café to conduct local market research. Whether it be for the happiness of one person or for the growth of an entire community, I have always wanted to “do good” where I can.

It’s rare that an area of study draws upon multiple disciplines. I love that business explores the social and political effects of economic decisions—an interdisciplinary blend that utilizes logic-based problem solving, but also requires intuition and self-awareness. The Tepper School of Business provides those foundational skills through its integrative focus on “studying business within social, economic, and political contexts.”

While my career interest in a general business major has always been a stable locus point that I’ve centered my passion for learning around, the international business concentration that Tepper offers is an area that I’m less familiar with but am equally as intrigued by. Four years of debating the impacts of public policy on our society has...

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