What’s your secret-sauce – the academic ingredients that inspire you, intellectually and creatively?
For example, you may envision interesting combinations of academic study: public policy and environmental design; psychology and music; business administration and biotech. The possibilities are infinite.
Respect the way your mind works. As you connect with colleges that emphasize inter-disciplinary studies, imagine how you’ll engage with their curriculum.
Think about the theme that unifies your interests. For example, do you want to transform urban areas so they become eco-friendly? Or teach cutting-edge business concepts on a global scale?
Consider the grand purpose of your education, and honor the concept of integrative learning. In your college application essays, be sure to communicate the wider vision you have for your future.