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Class VIII student from Delhi bags summer internship at Yale University

The student from Apeejay School, Saket, got 99 percentile in his Preliminary SAT exam



Adam Bashneen, a class VIII student from Apeejay School, Saket, has made his school proud by securing a summer internship offer from Yale University, one of the top universities in the US. Bashneen will be reaching the university in the last week of June 2023 and will be staying for a month. He tells us more about the exciting opportunity:

Tell us more about the internship programme.

I applied for the internship programme after taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam. I also had to build a strong profile for which my school helped a lot. It is a one-month-long internship at Yale, where I will get the opportunity to explore the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). I will be staying on campus with professors helping me out in a variety of things along with students from all over the world.

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How did you get to know about this opportunity?

I have wanted to try Ivy League (American collegiate comprising eight private research universities) since I was in class IV. I began my research during that time about the top schools and started working on my profile. COVID-19 became a turning point for me. Since both my parents are doctors, I was isolated in my room to avoid catching the virus. That’s when my mother reminded me it was the best time to work on achieving my goal. After studying on my own for a while, I enrolled in a coaching centre in class VII with a plan to join summer school in the Ivy League. I cleared PSAT this year with 99 percentile and that’s how I bagged the offer from Yale.

I also got through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University but I did not meet their age eligibility. But I am equally excited about visiting Yale.

What role did your parents and school teachers play in your achievement?

Principal sir has been a huge support throughout. My teachers and parents were my biggest cheerleaders and supporters. They mentored me well. Moreover, my grandparents also played a huge role in my success. I am also indebted to Himanshu sir, who is the head counsellor at Hayden & Reynott, for guiding me every step of the way.

What do you plan to study after class XII?

I would like to pursue a career in STEM at an Ivy League university.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.