Dear Admissions Committee, I have known Ömer for nearly six years, and throughout that time he has been a great friend with his intelligent, considerate, helpful and illuminating character. He was my roommate in high school; therefore, we have had a lot to share for years.
Throughout our close friendship, he has contributed a lot to my personal development and created opportunities for others. In the 9th grade, he started olympiad studies in the school and gave us the chance to be a part of it, which at the end helped me to decide on my major, computer science and mathematics. He has an exceptional heart.
I can’t forget the time when he watched me all night when I was very sick. It was the holiday time, so he could go home, but instead, he chose to stay to care for me. I believe that he felt responsible for me since I was in need of help. In time, I witnessed the same kind of attitude in him towards other people.
When there is someone who needs help, he tries his best to be beneficial. As we spent a lot of time together, we used to have long conversations about anything. He is surprisingly open-minded; he respects others’ views and can express his own without hesitation. In addition, he has a humorous side, and I can’t help laughing when I am around him.
Moreover, he has that positive energy that distinguishes him from many others. When I listen to him or talk to him about my problems, I feel very relieved because everything seems resolvable. His presence gives me confidence and a different perspective in looking at issues.
He is a loved and respected person. It is admirable that so many positive characteristics are combined in one person. He has the spirit of a leader. As well as being the most successful student in our class, he was also the captain of our football team. In addition, he was the founding president of the debate society which changed our school’s culture dramatically. He left such a positive impression on my friends and me that we elected him as the representative of our class. Ömer has always inspired my friends and me with his academic and social strengths.
With his true personality, he has never stayed back from doing the right thing even if it conflicted with his interests. Therefore, I have always known that I can count on him. With his caring character, he has done his best to help my friends and me to deal with our problems by a logical manner. In fact, he is such a considerate person that he even decided on his major hoping to create a change in the world. He wants to study economics, and has a special interest in economic development. All in all, I am sure that he will be very successful with his inspiring mind and character and continue to be a role model to his future friends as he has been for us. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.