NYU Suplement Essay

NYU is global, urban, inspired, smart, connected and bold. What can NYU offer you, and what can you offer NYU?

The banging on the door suddenly stops and, to my surprise, I am awakened not by the noise but by the silence. It was the debtors again, bent on extracting money from an immigrant family barely able to put food on the table. Soon after my mother passed her nursing test the debtors stopped coming, but the banging on the door remains with me to this day. Microeconomics has always interested me the most, because it – with the study of financial and opportunity costs – gives us an unmatched potential to solve some of today’s most pressing problems. I’d like to develop a deeper understanding of microeconomics and use that understanding to help others overcome their hardships, allowing them to realize their dreams.

New York University would give me the greatest ability to help people. Because of its deep community involvement – with its Public Service Corps and Jumpstart program – I can continue my community service while also developing an understanding of economics. The college core curriculum offered by NYU would bring me even more benefits: the ability to study languages and culture would allow me to better convey and exchange ideas. As the famous economist Tyler Cowen said, “Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics...

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