1. Describe a major obstacle or challenge you have faced in pursuit of your goals,
how you addressed the situation and what the outcome was.
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, and seeing the poverty and corruption day to day, instigated in me a sense of passion to someday save my country from its sorrows. I knew that attending a top university would give me the impulse I needed in order to succeed in satisfying my passion.
This led to my goal. The Wharton School. The challenge. Getting in.
It was three years since the last person got accepted into this business school and she was a genius. Perfect SAT’s, perfect grades, and valedictorian/salutatorian recognitions were basically a must in order to get in.
I worked like an animal. I woke up at 4am because I didn’t have enough time to study; I took the hardest courses; I devoted my life to being student government president and class president; I spent hours planning events for the Business Club; my life was school.
11th grade came and my grades, GPA, and AP scores didn’t appear near Wharton’s averages. I wasn’t the best in my class and I only my extracurriculars matched the typical applicant.
Expecting some sign of support from my friends, I got the opposite. The people I trusted the most pushed me down. I had friends tell me straight out “You’re not going to make it, good luck”.
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Instead of reaching for easier schools and dropping my goal, I defied all the force against me. I tried even harder to get in; I wanted to prove everyone who underestimated me that I was capable of achieving my dreams. And so I did. I got in. By far my most worked-for accomplishment. I did it.
Nonetheless, I didn’t showcase I got in. I kept it to myself and learned from such experience.
2. Tell us something unique about yourself that is not on your resume.
I laugh. And when I say I laugh I laugh. I love it! No matter the place or the time, I’m always laughing, trying to create laughter, or smiling at the least.
To me, life is amazing. I believe in making the best out of what I have been given, and I plan on doing some dam good stuff in order to help others see life as I see it. I want to have a life of purpose, one of which I impact the entire world. And with this, I understand that personal sacrifice is a must. Nonetheless, I believe that no matter what sacrifice someone does, if this someone doesn’t have fun doing it, then its better if they don’t do it.
When I’m socializing, when I’m studying, when I’m disappointed, when I’m confused… I try to find the humor in it. All because I want to have fun doing everything I do. Why wouldn’t anyone want to have fun doing everything they do?
Hahaha! I’m laughing now. ☺! I’m thinking of you reading this application, and seeing this little girl, and telling yourself, “wow, Jacinto is nuts!”. And that’s the point. Whatever I do, I’m going to make sure to try and create fun and joy, for others and for myself.
This laughter and joy for everything reveals my personality. I am extremely positive, motivated, and upbeat. I try. And when people would expect me to see me sad, I’m usually the opposite; I’m try to make the best out of the worst by looking at the positive side to everything that seems negative. The cup is half full, not half empty.
3. Why Capital One and why Capital One’s Summit for Developing Leaders?
Right now, honestly honestly, I only know that I want a career in business, that I’m probably concentrating in finance, that I want to help relieve poverty in the Dominican Republic, and.. that’s about it. I don’t know much more… I’m just a freshmen! I don’t know what I want yet.
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That’s why I want to attend Capital One’s Summit for Developing Leaders; it’s going to give me the opportunity to learn about those obscure corporate analytics that happen inside those forty floor glass buildings I see and have no idea what they do inside there. I want to find out, first hand, what does it mean to be a Capital One associate, and an entire week just for that is an amazing opportunity.
Capital One has always inspired me with its breathtaking commercial of vikings and