QSI Almaty - Eva Eygi
An Interview with Eva Eygi, a senior at QSI Almaty (Almaty International School)
Tell us about yourself.
Hello! My name Is Eva, my dad is Turkish, and my mom is Russian. I am a senior; I am 17 years old. It's my third year at AIS and before that I was in QSI Baku. I've lived in 5 countries so far (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Belarus). I speak 5 languages: Russian, English, Turkish, Italian and now I am learning Spanish.
Where did you apply to?
I've applied to 22 USA universities (Northeastern, UCLA, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, etc.)
Which universities were you accepted to?
Arizona State, University of South Florida, Bentley, UC Davis, Loyola Marymount University, Northeastern, UCLA, UC Irvine, Drexel, Case Western Reserve University.
What did you choose as your major/minor? Why?
I chose Business Economics. I chose it because business was always an area of study that I was interested in and I think this interest comes from my dad, who in fact is a businessman. The major in UCLA combines business and economics and it's a very interesting social science study.
What activities did you participate in high school? What job related skills have you gained from these?
National Honor Society, Student Council, Leadership, MUN, Debate, Youth X Women, Basketball in Secondary I, Track and Field at my old school, Tennis outside of school, Piano outside of school and I helped my mom with a lot for charity. Also, I’ve done a marketing internship at Bosch and Siemens.
I think the charity that I've done helped me grow more compassionate and realize that everyone isn’t as fortunate as my family.
What academic or elective areas did you focus on during high school and why?
I think I've always liked social science, but I was always better at Math. During high school I focused my academic interests in political science and maybe psychology.
What are you most proud of in high school?
I think I'm most proud of to be the president of NHS, because as an organization we get to help people, but also build the school spirit. And I get to guide the members of NHS through projects.
Who or what was the most helpful or influential to you in your high school career, both in school and outside of school?
Hmm, it's a hard question. I think my parents, because they've always believed in me no matter what.
What problems did you run into throughout your high school career and how did you overcome them?
I think the main problem was the loss of motivation, especially during the quarantine. I solved my issues through looking through the future and what I needed to do to be able to achieve that future. My mom is a big motivator for me.
What do you feel was your greatest contribution to your school/community?
I guess being an NHS president. Together we've helped a lot of organizations outside of school.
If you could start school over again, what would you do differently?
I wouldn't start school all over again. However, in my freshmen year I would have tried harder and studied better.
What one word would you use to describe yourself?
My friends and classmates say: kind, responsible and short.
Where do you see yourself in five or ten years? What are your goals?
In five years, I see myself graduating from college and in ten years I see myself working at an international company in a high management position.