December for most seniors means finishing up college applications. This blog is for all the future engineers applying to college! As you put your final touches on your application, tweak your supplements, spell check your activities list, I encourage you to consider this question: "Does my application reflect one of a potential engineer?"
This may seem daunting especially if you haven't had as much exposure to engineering. Don't worry. At Tufts, we enroll a diverse array of engineers, some who have been on a STEM track their whole lives, some who have always embraced their inner Bob The Builder and others who may have always excelled in math and science classes but only recently stumbled upon engineering as a potential career path. The important thing is that regardless of your exposure, in your application, there is some evidence of not only your budding engineering interest but also your fit for our Tufts engineering community.
How do you do that you ask? Here are four different areas of the application where we can find hints of Tufts engineering fit.
Here you have it! My PSA on how to engineer your application. Your application does not need to scream engineer in every single aspect. Trust yourself to highlight your inner Tuftsy engineer and trust us to find those qualities that we think would make a great fit for our community. Good luck!