« on: April 14, 2007, 07:28:02 PM »
ok, so for the past month i've been going in circles: fordham, hastings, fordham, hastings, fordham, hastings... and finally made my decision to send in my deposit to uchastings.
i thought i was on the route of wanting to go to a city and work in a city when i was done. even though i still want the metropolitan lifestyle, i started to take my priority WL at UVA in consideration which i had (stupidly) brushed aside.
after much reading about UVA, their professors, curriculum, environment and hanging out on their website for over 8 hours yesterday (amazing and simple layout by the way)... i think i'm IN LOVE. i can see myself living and LOVING c-ville. my heart is beating like 1000 times per second b/c i'm scared i won't be considered for admission. i know for a fact that if their 434 number showed up on my call ID and they told me "you're in", i'd submit my deposit in a heartbeat.
that said, how do i let them know? i have a version of a LOCI, but it's more about why i'd be a great fit for their campus because of my strengths & interests. i stressed again that i'm a minority (well i don't know if i am... i'm egyptian), female electrical engineer. i'm thinking i should mention my favorite things about their school. does anyone have any advice? i really want to be a cavalier and i want to tell them in the most sincere, appropriate way.