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Hi All! My name is Brandon, and I'm currently a 4th year at Stanford pursuing a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science. I applied to universities with an arts portfolio and with a strong volunteering background so happy to answer any questions about that or about the college application process in general! I've spent the last 4 years offering college consulting services to high school seniors and have experience in both private tutoring for SAT and cello. Given that I've held roles in both the Finance and Tech industries, I'm also happy to chat about how those opportunities have linked with my college experience!
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University of Southern California
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Alejandra Esparza Young
Hello! My name is Alejandra, and I graduated from Stanford University in June 2020 with a degree in Chemistry. I am currently applying to medical school, so I have recently been through the process of writing essays and filling out applications, myself. I know it's a long process, and I am really excited to help you through it in any way that I can! In my free time, I like to knit, play ukulele, read fiction novels, and play video games.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hello! I am Abdalla and I am a recent MIT grad. I studied mechanical engineering and energy studies and currently work in the renewable energy field. On campus I was a lead engineer in the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and an undergraduate researcher in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department. In my free time I enjoy practicing Judo, playing soccer, and being in nature. I look forward to working with you through your college application journey!
Hi, everyone! My name is Amber, and I spent my previous two years working as an Undergraduate Admission Counselor at Stanford University. I have both a student and admission perspective of Stanford University, and graduated from Stanford in 2018 with a minor in Spanish and Portuguese. In the admission office, I reviewed applications from different parts of the country and the world, including Canada, California, Virginia and West Virginia; and I look forward to using my experience to encourage you along your own path to college admission soon!
Hello, everyone! My name is Brian Hyun Seo, and I am a rising junior at Harvard College, concentrating in Economics with a secondary in History of Science and a Language Citation in Korean. On-campus, I spend most of my time studying and training - I am on the Men's Lightweight Rowing team. During my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar and listening to EDM. If you are looking for someone to help strengthen your college essays and/or walk through the college admissions process, I am your guy!
Hi! My name is Sophia and I graduated from Stanford in 2020. I majored in International Relations (with a concentration in International Security and Comparative Governance) and minored in Military History. I graduated with an honors in International Security after completing a one-year honors program my senior year culminating in a thesis. Over my four years at Stanford, I was very active in campus research and community service. I conducted research for the Stanford Graduate School of Business's behavioral psychology lab and volunteered for the Stanford University Dance Marathon Organization. I was also a member of Greek Life. Outside of Stanford, I spent my summers interning at several public policy think tanks in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. After graduating this past June, I moved to New York City to begin my job at a geopolitical consulting firm where I currently work. I'd love to help you navigate the challenging (and often times confusing) aspects of the college application process to get you closer to the college of your choice!
Hey everyone! I'm Ruben, a Computer Science major at Stanford. I'm an entrepreneur, musician, political junkie, and someone who's determined to get you into the schools of your dreams. Selective colleges have so many qualified applicants, so it's necessary to craft an application that stands out to the reader. I believe that every student has something unique about them, whether it's an interest, perspective, or experience, but most don't end up highlighting it. As we work together, we'll discover what makes you unique and create an application that tells a great story, the quality that separates successful applications from the rest. The college application process can be a great time of discovery and reflection and doesn't have to be stressful. Let's make it that way together!
Hi there, I'm Pablo - I'm a recent grad from Stanford ('19), where I majored in Urban Studies and minored in History. I'm a policy analyst for the City of San José and am passionate about spatial justice and inclusive community engagement. Outside of work (and the pandemic) you'll find me out dancing salsa , playing disc golf, and exploring different cities. I'd love to get a chance to meet you and help you navigate the absolute mayhem of college admissions.
Hi! I’m a Stanford undergrad, and so happy to be here. I have offered my college-app services to hosts of family members and friends, and look forward to expanding my outreach to the world. I strongly believe that writing and thinking are identical processes, and want to help students write better, think better, and achieve their dreams all at the same time.
Hello everyone! My name is Matthew, and I'm a member of Stanford's Class of 2025. When I was applying to colleges, I was told that attending an elite university would be impossible based on my test scores and low GPA. Thankfully, I didn’t let go of my dreams so easily. I realized early on that my essays were what could separate me from other applicants, and I worked hard to figure out for myself which stories to share and how to write my essays in a way that was both strategic and personable. I’m really excited to share my insights with you and to help you achieve your dreams in the admissions process. Outside of admissions consulting, you can find me involved in debate, advocacy, and community service.
Hi! I’m Jiwoo and I’m currently attending Stanford University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, majoring in Computational Biology, and minoring in Ethics and Technology. I am also on the pre-med track, and I plan on attending medical school and becoming a physician-scientist. On campus, I am involved in research with CRISPR, and off campus, I work remotely at the Broad Institute, using health data to predict heart disease. During high school, I was heavily involved in science competitions and programs, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Research Science Institute, and Regeneron Science Talent Search, and I would love to share my experiences with you. I look forward to helping you throughout the college application process!
Ishita is interested in interdisciplinary learning, things like economics, science, math, the climate and their intersection. If you are really undecided about your interests, or an international student, reach out because she's been in the same boat!
Hey! My name is Isha and I am part of the Stanford Class of 2024!! I am planning on studying Economics and Sustainability. I was lucky to be offered admission to every college I applied to, and I would love to help you do the same! Some of my passions include climate action as well as food justice. In high school I was involved in Sunrise Movement, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, and more. I know the college process and be overwhelming and that is why I am excited to work with Bullseye to help other students like you get into their dream schools!
Hi! I'm Henry, a sophomore at Stanford majoring in Management Science & Engineering, and I can't wait to help you reach your dream schools! On campus, I'm involved in our on-campus consulting group and figure skating club, as well as a university committee that ensures equity for gender-minority students. My high-school background includes olympiads, research, leadership, and athletics. I became a Bullseye mentor because I want to share the knowledge and experience I gained through the admissions process with high school students. It can be an intimidating and stressful time, but I'd love to help you make it a rewarding one. I can't wait to meet you!
Hello there! My name is Bryan, and I am a recent graduate from Stanford! I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Bioengineering and a minor in Education. I spent most of my time working in labs as a Research Assistant studying cardiomyocytes or in a class as a Classroom Director leading fun and educative activities. I am excited by the endless possibilities STEM can provide to create positive change to the world, and I am incredibly passionate about making sure that everyone has an opportunity to be part of that change. In my free time, I enjoy making and creating with my friends through all kinds of arts including music and painting, diversifying my thoughts and skills. Applying to colleges as a pure physics major, I understand that not all paths are as direct as we would first like to imagine, and I can’t wait to help you on your journey to find your own path!
Hi there! I’m a student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. I’m a writer, musician, literary enthusiast, and someone who was recently in your exact position! The college process can be stressful, but I'm determined to share with you everything I’ve learned—from building the perfect college list to waitlist correspondence—to make your college journey a smooth one. Let’s work together and turn your college dreams into reality!
Hi there! My name's Austin, and I'm a Computer Science major at Stanford University -- go, card! As a relatively typical applicant (i.e. one who didn't cure cancer by age 5), the prospect of attending a top school didn't seem like even a remote possibility for me. After hours-upon-hours of work, however, I discovered that with a little bit of editing, my relatively-simple extracurriculars could actually be worth talking about. I've been in your shoes, and I want to help you turn daily life into extraordinary essays; because, frankly, you're a lot more interesting than you may realize!
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