“When we‘re connected to others, we become better people,” said Carnegie Mellon
University‘s Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture. At Carnegie Mellon you‘ll have the
opportunity to collaborate with a diverse community of scholars, artists and innovators. Given
the students, faculty, staff and resources that have been available to you as a student, how
have you collaborated with others, in or out of the classroom? Or, what lessons have you
learned from working with others in the past, that might shape your experience in the future?
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Most students choose their intended major or area of study based on a passion or inspiration
that’s developed over time – what passion or inspiration led you to choose this area of study?
Consider your application as a whole. What do you personally want to emphasize about your
application for the admission committee’s consideration? Highlight something that’s important to
you or something you haven’t had a chance to share. Tell us, don’t show us (no websites
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