First fare 2011 engineered to succeed

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First fare 2011 engineered to succeed

  1. 1. Engineered to Succeed FIRSTFare 2011 Jodi Walder-Biesanz
  2. 2. Application Basics•  High School courses, GPA and rank•  Standardized testing•  Extra-curriculars•  Work or community service•  Recommendation letters•  Essays•  Engineering schools•  Scholarships
  3. 3. Classes, Grades and Rank
  4. 4. Standardized Tests
  5. 5. Robotics & Extra-curriculars
  6. 6. Work & Community Service
  7. 7. Recommendation Letters•  School requirements vary•  2 teachers (academic subjects)•  1 counselor•  1 “outside” recommender – robotics coach?•  Ask early•  Send a thank you note•  Share the acceptance news
  8. 8. Essays•  Three words that describe you•  Tell a personal story•  Show, don’t tell•  Conversational style, use dialogue•  How to incorporate FIRST
  9. 9. Engineering Schools•  National•  Oregon•  Graduation Rates•  Extra-curriculars•  Internships/Co-op programs
  10. 10. Scholarships•  FIRST offers –  130 providers –  600 individual scholarships –  $13.6 million –  usfirst.org/about/scholarships
  11. 11. Questions? Jodi Walder-Biesanzjodi.walder@comcast.net

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