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09/04/2019

Is this a bad person to choose for my college essay?

QUESTION
Is this a bad person to choose for my college essay?
this is the third promt of my NYU essay

If you had the opportunity to bring any person — past or present, fictional or nonfictional — to a place that is special to you (your hometown or country, a favorite location, etc), who would you bring and why? Tell us what you would share with that person.

i would realy like to know if Mark Zuckeberg is an appropriate person to choose for my essay because i would like to bring him to the computer room where my friends and I hang out. i will ask him on how to handle computer engineering in college and how tough it was for him in college, his inspirations, and how it feels like too be the youngest billionaire in the world.

ANSWER
I think so long as you can, in detail, explain why you chose him (be sure to actually spell his name right) and how it’s relevant to you and bla bla bla, it will be fine.

I will say that it’s probably one of the most thoughtless people to choose. Yes he’s successful but in no way does asking him “how it feels too [sic] be the youngest billionaire in the world” have any relevance or purpose. Why would it matter? How does it affect you? And of ALL the people in the world and the history of the world and fictional characters, you would choose someone so banal and unimaginative as the creator of Facebook? There is absolutely no substance in that choice.