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09/04/2019

What should I write my college essay about?

QUESTION
What should I write my college essay about?
Out of 3 the first 2 don’t apply to me. The 3rd is a “write your own” kind of essay. I’m a super crafty person and my life is practically devoted to it, I have an etsy shop where I sell my hand made crafts….and I want to be a wedding planner, I’m trying to think of how I could tie those together. But what are some good topics to write about? Being crafty is the first thing I think about, but I’m not sure if it’s unique…or even useful to their school for that matter.

They also have an event planning major which is the only school I found that has one, should I tie that in too? Please give me suggestions

ANSWER
Yes, of course you should tie the event planning in. This is what you want to do with your college education, and it shows that you’ve thought about why you’re applying to this school and why you’d be a good fit for each other. That’s extremely relevant.

As for the rest of the essay, don’t get too hung up on whether or not it’s “unique.” You’re writing it from your perspective, with details that make it personal to you. If you do it well, then no one else will have the exact same essay, even if they use the same topic or a similar inspiration.