Hey there, #EliteStudents! Your Elite Student Coach here, ready to share a truly inspiring story. Forget the cookie-cutter applications – Dahlia Broberg’s journey to Northeastern University is a vibrant tapestry woven from music, art, and a genuine desire to make a difference. 


Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with this rising star from Berwyn, PA. Let me tell you, her story will leave you wanting to grab your instruments, dust off your paintbrushes, and maybe reach for a tissue (happy tears, of course!). 

Finding Your Melody: College Applications with a Human Touch

Like many of you, Dahlia felt the weight of college applications pressing down. But instead of succumbing to the pressure, she took action. She sought guidance and found a valuable mentor (yours truly!). Together, we transformed the application process from a stressful chore into a journey of self-discovery. We highlighted Dahlia’s unique passions and the positive impact she creates on the world around her. 

Academic Rockstar and Artsy Extraordinaire

Dahlia is a shining example that success isn’t about fitting into a mold. As a graduate of Taunas Soga High School, she thrived in both academics and the arts. She wasn’t just another student; she was a force on stage with School of Rock, and her creativity blossomed through stunning paintings and visual art. This is what it means to be a true multi-hyphenate, someone who excels in multiple areas!

Stage Fright? No Problem!

Let’s be honest, even the most talented performers experience nervousness. But Dahlia didn’t let stage fright hold her back. Each performance was an opportunity to confront her fears, conquer them, and connect with the audience on a deeper level. This experience instilled an incredible confidence in Dahlia, something that shines through in everything she does. 

The Art Room: Where Creativity Takes Flight

Forget standard-issue bedrooms! Dahlia’s art room isn’t just a space; it’s a vibrant sanctuary for artistic expression. By transforming this room into a personal canvas, she created a haven where she could freely express herself and explore her artistic passions.  Talk about unleashing your inner artist!

Music with a Mission: The Power of Music Therapy

Dahlia’s inspiration runs deep. Inspired by her mother, a dedicated hospice music therapist, Dahlia discovered the power of music to heal. Volunteering alongside her mom, she witnessed firsthand the profound impact music can have on patients. It creates moments of comfort and connection that resonate deeply, leaving a lasting impression. 

A Window of Hope: A Poignant Lesson in Compassion

One of Dahlia’s most impactful experiences involved singing to a hospice patient through a window during the pandemic. Despite the physical barrier, music transcended the situation, reminding us of the power of human connection even in the most challenging times. 

Essays that Sing: Turning Experiences into Impactful Stories

This experience wasn’t just a memory; it became the heart of Dahlia’s college essays. By reflecting on the power of compassion and music to connect, Dahlia’s essays resonated with admissions officers. They showcased her unique perspective and genuine desire to make a difference in the world.

The Encore: A Journey of Inspiration Continues

Dahlia’s story is a testament to the transformative power of pursuing your passions with purpose. As she embarks on her journey at Northeastern University, she carries with her a deep appreciation for the arts and the impact she can have on the world. 


So, #EliteStudents, are you ready to write your own symphony of success? Let Dahlia’s story inspire you to embrace your passions, unleash your creativity, and make a positive impact on the world – one note, brushstroke, or act of kindness at a time!

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