APR 30, 2017 • 6 min read
Currently, Robyn is studying a B.A. in Psychology at Yale University. Her application to Yale not only stood out because of her excellence in academics but also because of her involvement in extracurricular achievements - including having a science research paper presented at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and implemented at Newark Liberty International Airport!
We spoke to Robyn about why she became a tutor with Crimson and about her experiences at Yale University.
I started thinking about attending Yale after I visited the college in my junior year of high school.
After I became salutatorian of my private school that ended in 9th grade, I began to look more seriously into taking steps to prepare for attending an Ivy League university.
I went on several college tours and spoke with admissions officers and students to learn more about the campus culture and academics. I always wanted to learn about the extracurricular opportunities available and what types of careers alumni have pursued.
I applied to Yale through the Common Application, which was relatively straightforward and streamlined.
I pursued an independent science research project to identify invasive species moving across borders that involved working with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After presenting my results at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, my research was implemented at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Design at Yale, Yale Alpine Ski Team, Yale International Relations Association and Yale Pop-Up.
You learn the most when you're outside your comfort zone. It pushes you to always keep your eyes open and be more willing to find new and exciting opportunities.
The amount of freedom and resources students receive from the administration to pursue their extracurricular or academic interests.
I've been able to dedicate so much of my time to interests beyond the classroom, and I've worked with incredibly talented and dedicated students along the way who have all inspired me to work harder.
I'm so thankful for all the help and mentorship I received when I was applying to colleges, and I wanted to find an opportunity that would allow me to give back.
It's so incredibly fulfilling to see students work hard and achieve their goals. Their progress is always inspiring, and it reminds me constantly of how rewarding hard work can be.
Don't stress about trying to find a school that perfectly fits your future academic career plans. Since most students change their majors at least once throughout college, I would encourage students to instead try and find the university that best fits the culture and extracurricular interests they are looking for.
After graduation, I'll be working as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in New York.
Founding a student-run coffee shop my freshman year on campus, securing an internship at a 2 Michelin starred restaurant while studying abroad, finding a full-time job at Bain & Company.
Sheryl Sandberg: I'm incredibly inspired by her ‘Lean In’ philosophy.
Cooking, skiing and photography.
I'd like to inspire and empower the future generation of women to break barriers in the business world.
Want to find out what you need to do to gain admission into Yale? Contact Crimson today!