College Essay Help

For college supplemental essays(undergrad), do I write about my interest in finance and working on Wall Street as a banker or will admissions officers view me in a negative light? I know that people in finance have a bad reputation for being greedy and only focused on money. 

Thanks for the help


I'm not talking about my main college essay, I'm talking about the questions that are asked by individual schools like "What do you want to major in and why" and "Why is our school a good fit for you".

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Aug 15, 2021 - 3:50pm

I wouldn't unless you're a finance hardo. Your essay gives the admissions officer a bit of insight into who you are as a person. I wrote my common app essay on checking for lambs at 3am while living at a farm lol. My supplements were about cereal walls and playing tag.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 15, 2021 - 4:08pm

To respond to your edit, don't do that either. What do you want to major in? Say Econ and that you want to do research because you have a love for the subject and want to go into academic research in the field OR finance because you want to create/work with micro finance programs in 3rd world countries or financial literacy advocacy nonprofits in inner cities to promote social mobility. All depends on which school.

Absolutely do not say you want to be a banker in your essays lmao. They know you want to do something like that but you can't just say it flat out. Kind of like how you can't answer "why IB?" with "money" in interviews. It's true but you cant just say it.

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Oct 14, 2021 - 5:16am

Feel free to write about what you do. You are who you are, and it doesn't matter what the committee thinks. What do they care if you're a banker or a janitor? I think the most important thing is to show your knowledge. Surprise them by writing an essay without mistakes, with the right amount of words, and easy to read. Then they will be satisfied and will not pay much attention to the topic of the essay. When I was in college, always helped me with this. It was an indispensable tool for me. I could write any article perfectly. This tool contains many features that can help anyone.

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