Princeton Supplement Essay: How You Have Spent the Last Two Summers

Princeton Supplement Essay: How You Have Spent the Last Two Summers


Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held. (About 150 words)

During the summer breaks leading up to my junior and senior year, I volunteered at School of Rock’s summer camps. This music school is based on the belief that playing in a band is a unique experience that teaches one how to truly be a musician. The weekly summer camps were exercises in this belief as they group 4-6 students from different age groups and skill levels in a band, and, over the course of 5 days, they learn the skills needed to come together and perform about 4 songs at a local venue on the final day. My job was to help prepare students for this performance by teaching them how to play their songs, and how to perform together. This was an incredibly rewarding experience as volunteering has elucidated to me my love for teaching children, and has led me to strongly consider teaching as a career path.

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