University of Maryland application essays & short questions:
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” --- Aristotle
The intellectual, social, and cultural differences embraced by University of Maryland are integral to the fabric of our community. The strength of the University is realized through the contributions of every member of our campus. We understand each individual is a result of his/her personal background and experience. Describe the parts that add up to the sum of you.
(maximum 300 words)
In the past, I organized a united performance of the associations at my school. I guided and took charge of place selection, dance rehearsal and the design of the final stage effect. When we selected the place where the performance would be given, the most difficult problem we encountered was that the money we had for the activity was too little to satisfy the expenses of the party. Therefore, we combined it with the budget of the evening party. I proposed that tickets be sold to get more money rather than have it performed free. In addition, the hosts were chosen from the associations and we undertook undertake stage decoration rather than hire. After negotiating with the assembly hall manager, they accepted advance rent payment in part, and the rest after the event.
After rehearsing the performance many times, it was time for rehearsal. However, the problem about lighting coordination and synchronization ensued. In case of a little negligence, the effect would be adverse. I had to require the lighting of each program to be as accurate as possible to match with each second of music. Therefore, I wrote a detailed guideline for the lighting engineer to practice. With coordination, we succeeded finishing the performance of the evening party.
The evening party was presided by all leaders, teachers, and students of our school. However, the activity led me to understand the importance of teamwork. It made me understand that through...
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