Question: Did you work while completing your degree?
Answers: Managed full-time employment in customer service while carrying 15–18 units per semester.
Self-financed 90% of college expenses through concurrent employment.
Completed degree while working 2–3 concurrent part-time positions.
Question: Did you complete your program in less time than normal?
Answer: Completed program in 31/2 years while maintaining above-average grades.
Question: Is your GPA worth writing home about?
Answer: Earned a 3.7 GPA with President’s Honors six consecutive semesters.
Question: Did you complete a dual degree?
Answer: Completed two baccalaureate degrees in just four years.
Question: Did you take tough electives?
Answers: Focused on graduate series courses for electives, including Quantitative Analysis III, Statistical Analysis III, Integrating Databases, Operations Research, and Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems.
Challenged myself with graduate-level finance electives that would provide a strong foundation in banking systems, security markets, and international business.
Question: Did you hold leadership responsibilities in cocurricular activities?
Answer: Elected by peers to hold leadership roles (President, Vice President, Treasurer) in college organizations and business fraternity.
Question: Were you involved in career-related cocurricular activities?
Answer: Involved in cocurricular activities that complemented finance studies and expanded interaction with international students.
Question: Did you organize field trips or travel related to your career interests?
Answer: Initiated and organized trips to the Pacific Stock Exchange and Charles Schwab in San Francisco, the corporate offices of Wells Fargo in Los Angeles, and the Port of Seattle in Washington.
Question: Did you study abroad?
Answer: Gained fluency in French language and culture during semester abroad at University of France, Aix-en-Provence (in connection with California State University International Exchange Program).
Question: Did you attend a military academy (high school or college)?
Answer: Attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri, a well-respected institution with a 120-year reputation for equipping young men with strin-gent scholastic and military training.
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