University of Michigan Supplement Essay #2

Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?

It’s an uncomfortable topic. It makes people squirm in their seats. Avoid eye contact. Talk in hushed voices.


This year it was a fellow classmate, whom I never got to know. A year ago, it was a young middle school student who rode my bus. Two years ago, it was a mother who was discovered by her teenage sons. Three years ago, it was an athlete who was known to be funny and was a friend to many. It’s a tragedy that people have to resort to suicide as the only way out. I possess an immense desire to pursue a career that will allow me to save these people from such a heartbreaking fate.

I hope to attend the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to major in Psychology in preparation of either Medical School or the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. But whether it’s to study Psychology or Neuroscience, I want to receive the best education possible and hope to do it at the University of Michigan. Each student at the diverse U of M has her own unique identity, his own unique story. The university's vast diversity would enrich my experience of pursuing my career; my perspective would be broadened to ideas that wouldn’t typically be present within a lecture hall.

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