The Role of Research Within a College Application Résumé
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In my work as a former admission officer for both MIT and Caltech, I was always struck by the number of students within each school’s applicant pool who had a passion for invention and discovery. This might have had something to do with each institute’s respective research program, UROP and SURF, with MIT students taking up the mens et manus mantle to solve practical and worldly problems with their minds and hands and Caltech students aiming to broaden the scope of human knowledge and shed light upon the unknown. Both schools, in their own peculiar ways, embodied, for me, imagination and an ethos of creativity and original discovery. They still do.
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