Learn How to Perfect your Application Essays from a Former Duke Admissions Officer

Discover insider tips and tricks for crafting memorable personal essays and supplemental essays, straight from a Former Duke Admissions Officer!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

12:00 AM CUT


The essays are one of the final — and most challenging — pieces of the college application.

It can be perplexing to write a concise and compelling Personal Essay; and it's even tougher to stand out while staying within the strict length requirements of the Supplemental Essays.

Tune into this webinar with Sonam, a Former Duke Admissions Officer, who will share the Dos and Don’ts of application essay writing, including:

  • Key components of an unforgettable Personal Statement
  • How to approach Supplemental Essay prompts
  • Common mistakes and topics to avoid
  • REAL examples of successful application essays

Plus, a LIVE Q&A with Sonam at the end!

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Meet Your Speaker: Sonam

Sonam earned her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University. After graduating, she became a Senior Admissions Officer with the Duke Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where she read and evaluated over 10,000 applications! She has also worked on partnerships with both CollegeBoard and ACT.

As an FAO Consultant at Crimson, Sonam uses her knowledge and experience from working inside the Admissions Office to support students on their journeys to some of the best universities in the US.

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