At the time of choosing my graduate school I was an undergraduate student in the UK, where I’d moved from my home country Spain. During my years as an engineering student, my friends and I often thought of products we could build to solve some of the existing problems in society. We’d start building the product but had no idea how to start getting it out there or if people were even interested in it, which led us to giving up.
I often watched videos and read books about engineers turned entrepreneurs. I remember staying up one night watching techie videos and one of a startup born at Cornell Tech came up. I watched it and immediately felt inspired. As I read more about their engineering program I thought to myself ‘this feels just right, I have to give it a shot!’. I soon found out the deadline for applying was the next day. I stayed up all night putting together the best cover letter and scholarship application I could. As soon as I sent them, I fell asleep, feeling exhausted but hopeful.
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