To answer the question: How have your interests and related experiences influenced your selection of major?
Answer: I would like to be admitted to the school of “CALS” but am undecided if I will major in Communications or Applied Economics and Management. Based on my activities and school course selections I would be a good candidate for either major.
For further details on the specific school I am applying to check the Cornell University – School of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Here is a description of the majors I am applying for:
Information for Applied Economics and Management (taken from Cornell Univ brochure)
This major is home to Cornell’s Business Program, a small and highly selective program. The approach is practical and real world, challenging students to tackle tough business problems by applying leading-edge business theory. Classes include guest lectures by business executives, internships and study abroad opportunities, offer work and international experiences.
In this major, the principles of basic communication converge and coexist with media, science and technology. For example, students might be interested in exploring how institutions collaborate in managing natural resources or how teenagers interact with the internet, television, and print media. Students gain a scientific appreciation of communication.
Courses I have taken in high school that apply to the requirements of the school at Cornell:
AP Statistics, Accelerated Chemistry, Accelerated Biology, AP Spanish, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Accelerated Psychology, Accelerated Physics, AP Economics, AP Calculus, Accelerated Mass Media