Carnegie Mellon University and I possess a common vision. Like Carnegie Mellon, I constantly work to explore my areas of interest and exceed expectations with unconventional thinking. Since first visiting campus two years ago, I have found that Carnegie Mellon continues to stand out as a perfect match in my university search. From the personal, concentrated academics and urban environment, to the diversity of the student body, each aspect of the university seems to readily match the setting in which I hope to immerse myself over the next four years.Academically, I hope to continue pursuing my interests in business technology, finance, and psychology. Unlike many other schools, Carnegie Mellon openly encourages breadth of study, believing the skill sets developed through independent fields to be universally interdependent and practical in the working world. Through Tepper’s Business Administration Program, I would work towards my B.S. with a concentration in business technology while simultaneously taking breadth courses at CMU’s Psychology Department. In 2022, I would graduate from Carnegie Mellon knowing my education over the past four years helped build my foundation as an improved critical thinker who can apply core business and teamwork skills in any field.All the while, I would be actively building on my high school extracurricular experience at Carnegie Mellon. I plan to continue my studies outside of the classroom through Tepper’s Business Technology Club, both to improve my leadership skills and to expand my network of connections. To stay active, I would like to join an intramural basketball league and hope to spend some free time playing piano in the College of Fine Arts’ student practice rooms. I also look forward to taking part in the annual case competitions held at Carnegie Mellon to further build upon my experience with real-life business problems gained through my 3M IT Quality Analyst Internship.But perhaps above all, it is the student community at Carnegie Mellon that has attracted me the most. My first time strolling past the Fence with my family was just amazing. Seeing all the club representatives left and right trying to convince students to join their causes, there was an air of perpetual excitement and community, a sense that Carnegie Mellon’s student body is extremely tight knit. After this experience, I felt very comfortable with the idea of living and learning in the diverse environment at Carnegie Mellon.Armed with an open mind and experiences from my time in the 3M corporate environment, as well as from my volunteer work with organizations such as Woodwinds Hospital and the University of Minnesota, I believe I will bring a distinct perspective to campus, an outlook I hope to share and broaden working with some of the brightest students from around the globe at Carnegie Mellon.With so many new avenues to explore, I know a college experience at Carnegie Mellon will prove challenging, but ultimately rewarding. I look forward to a fulfilling four years of hard work, fun, and cheesesteaks.