Board Chair Doug Christiansen Offers College Essay-Writing Tips
Board Chair Doug Christiansen Offers College Essay-Writing TipsCollege Board Communications
To help students gear up for this year’s college application season, NBC News published some personal essay-writing tips. Doug Christiansen, chair of the College Board's Board of Trustees, shared the following advice:
“The college essay is one of the only places on an application where a student can let the admissions committee hear their authentic voice and one of the only places for students to differentiate themselves from an ever-increasing pool of applicants, Doug Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Vanderbilt University told NBC News.
‘Most highly selective schools, such as Vanderbilt University, are looking for students who have learned from a personal experience and then utilized that knowledge to somehow make a positive difference in the world around them,’ he said.
‘Leadership during personally challenging times is important, but so is being part of a team working together to create something positive,’ he added. ‘At the end of the day, we want to know who you are and how your experiences have shaped you and the world around you.’”
Read more tips on NBC News.