Meet Lily, a 17-year-old from Chongqing who loves to read and has big dreams. She keeps herself busy with hobbies that show her well-rounded character. She loves to play mahjong and uses long-distance running to reduce stress and stay physically fit. Lily, like so many Chinese students, deeply wants an opportunity to study in the West after high school. When I met Lily on our first video call together, I could immediately see that she had a lot of potential if she could put together a strong and convincing application. But that isn’t easy to do…
Her exam scores are very good, but they could be better. If she wants to get into a top 50 university in the U.S., she’ll need to prove herself on her application with her personal statements, letters of recommendation, and CV. Lily is less than a year from the first day of school at her potential American university. She knows she can’t control past exam grades, or change her GPA very much. She can’t change the past.
Fortunately, all of the interesting details I mentioned about Lily’s life and personality provide a lot of great content to write moving personal statements and letters of recommendation that can win the hearts and minds of admissions officers.
Throughout the process, Lily was not only preparing a great application that came from her heart, she was learning how to be a great writer. Her improved writing and speaking skills she developed during her application coaching will help ensure she’s successful at her new university. That’s important to me as a Course West coach, because I know your future doesn’t end when you get accepted to a great school, it’s just beginning! Our entire team want to make sure you’re prepared for long term success, and we’re committed to doing all we can to make your future brighter.