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BS Economics, Chinese Applicant

December 28, 2012

From an early age, my mother was my role model, and mentor.  She managed a real estate company and introduced me to the rudiments of investment, finance, business, the very mechanisms that drive an economy.  She would share her business experiences with me and placed the seeds of ambition, and criti…

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PsyD Autobiographical, Asian-American

December 27, 2012

At 30 years old, I feel that I am now at the optimal point in my life to begin a doctoral program, especially in terms of dedication and professional maturity. As an Asian-American, both Japanese and Taiwanese, completely fluent in Japanese and fully conversant in French, I look forward to contribut…

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Ob Gyn Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology

May 17, 2012

It was my senior year of college. Two of my close friends, my lab partner and his wife, were about to have their first child After months of anticipation and two false alarms the day finally arrived Her membranes ruptured and she was four centimeters dilated. Nervous but excited we were led into lab…

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Cardiology Fellowship, African Man

May 17, 2012

I was born, raised, and went to medical school in Ethiopia where most modern medical tools such as CT scans and MRIs were simply not available. Nevertheless, my professors insisted that the most important medical information is always obtained from interviews with and observation of the patients. I …

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PHD Human Development, Education

April 5, 2012

In South Korea, where I was born, I served twenty-nine months as an army chaplain, counseling troubled soldiers, positively affecting overall camp morale. Even in South Korea, there were soldiers from myriad backgrounds, a challenge I welcomed and greatly enjoyed, illuminating my life's path all the…

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MA International Studies, US Marines

April 5, 2012

We never forget where we come from, our humble beginnings and the people who light the fire of creativity, spirit and drive in our hearts. Growing up in Alabama, most of the men in my family were incarcerated at differing times. I prided myself in being a loner, yet always looking up with great resp…

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