Your My Story creative video brings your application to life. Follow these guidelines to create a successful video that shows us who you are and why you are a great fit for the BEL Program.
Tell us about yourself
Help us get to know who you are by responding to the following prompt:
“Research shows that students who have worked to achieve a long-term goal are well positioned for success in college and in life. Tell us about a time you set a goal for yourself, and then worked hard to achieve it. It might be a goal related to academics, athletics, an extracurricular pursuit, or a skill you wanted to learn or to improve. We’re interested to know how and why you selected this goal, what you did to achieve it, and what you learned about yourself in the process.”
Focus on who you are—don’t worry about the technology
Using the video camera on a smartphone is perfectly acceptable. If you do not have access to a smartphone or video camera, please check with one of your high school teachers, counselors, or librarians to make arrangements to borrow equipment.
Submit a video that is 2-3 minutes long
It's not about length—it's about telling your story! Your video must be in .mov, .mp4, or .wmv format and not exceed 500 MB.