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Splash Spring 2016 is April 9-10

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ESP Biography



RACHEL COTA-HOCHSTETLER, Story-telling Enthusiast




Major: Education

College/Employer: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I love hearing stories and especially those told in college application essays! (They aren't as boring as they sound!) I have a pretty good track record of telling stories in application essays, too. I've been accepted to numerous ivy league schools for both undergraduate and graduate studies, and recently completed my Master's at Stanford. In my SPLASH course I promise to provide a listening ear, solid advice for selecting an essay topic, and (hopefully) a few laughs along the way!



Past Classes

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R1708: Crafting the Ultimate College Application Essay in Splash! Fall 2011
Everyone has a story that is worth telling- are you ready to share yours when it counts most? The thought of writing your college application essays may seem intimidating now, but after attending this workshop you’ll be prepared and even excited for the task. Together we’ll complete topic brainstorming activities (that don’t even feel like brainstorming!), small group discussions and review important tips so that you leave with at least one essay topic as well as the confidence you need to apply anywhere.


H1367: Cardmaking 101 in Splash! Spring 2011
Bring your creative spirit and spend 45 minutes making the perfect Mother's Day Card or other spring-themed card that strikes your fancy. See examples, learn new techniques, and have fun!


L1404: Crafting the Ultimate College Application Essay in Splash! Spring 2011
Everyone has a story that is worth telling- are you ready to share yours when it counts most? The thought of writing your college application essays may seem intimidating now, but after attending this workshop you'll be prepared and even excited for the task. Together we'll complete topic brainstorming activities (that don't even feel like brainstorming!), small group discussions and review important tips so that you leave with at least one essay topic as well as the confidence you need to apply anywhere.


H1101: Card-making 101 in Splash! Fall 2010
Join us to to be inspired and to create your very own handmade cards! Everyone loves to receive thoughtful cards, but everyone REALLY loves to receive homemade cards! This course will cover birthday, thank you, get well and "just because" card types. We will have plenty of card ideas for you (as well as fun supplies!), but students should also feel free to take advantage of this opportunity to be creative. No experience necessary- just a willingness to be have fun! Each student will leave class with a set of cards ready to impress family and friends.


H728: Card-Making 101 in Splash! Spring 2010
Come learn the basics in designing and making your own greeting cards! Together we will craft cards for birthdays, thank you notes, and more. No previous art experience required; this class is open to everyone- including those who think they aren't creative or "good" at art! Every student will leave class with a set of handmade greetings cards to share with family and friends.