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Episode 67 - Encore: How To Write The 'Who Am I' College Admission Essay

Today’s episode kicks off a 5 part mini series on the College Admission Essays.

I am reviewing the FOUR buckets of Essays that every student needs in their arsenal of college essays. Who AM I?

What Am I Good At?

What Is My “Coolness” Factor?

Connect Accomplishments With Your Future Major.

And in part 5 of this mini series, I will review supplemental essays and how they differ from the personal statements.

WHO AM I? This essay sheds light on your family, culture, background, and offers context of who you are. Examples of topics include:

  • Family: traditions, celebrations, family members who influence you.
  • Your background: cultural background, where/how you grew up.
  • Life Challenges: death, divorce, learning challenges.

Guest Bio:

Canh Oxelson

Canh Oxelson is the Executive Director of College Counseling at Horace Mann School in the Bronx, NY. Currently, he is also organizing the New Counselor Series & Workshop for ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools). Canh began his college admissions career at his alma mater, the University of San Francisco, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology. After short stints in admissions at USF, Saint Mary’s College of California, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, he earned an M.Ed. in Educational Policy from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Afterwards, Canh returned to admissions as the Director of Multicultural Recruitment for the University of Pennsylvania. His jump to college counseling came in 2003, when he became an Upper School Dean at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, CA. In 2011, Canh moved east to lead the college counseling effort at Horace Mann School.

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