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Some criteria that are evident across the board at different colleges and universities are: good grades, well-written college essays, glowing recommendation letters, and of course, community and school extracurricular activity involvement.
It’s officially August, and that means high school starts again in a matter of weeks. Before you let an overwhelming feeling of dread wash over you, just take a deep breath. With a little planning and foresight, your high school years can be both rewarding and fun…I promise. It’s time to figure out your perfect four-year plan!
In today’s world of competitive applications it can be easy to get lost in the piles of resumes and cover letters. That is why having a personal website – which often includes a short bio, overview of experience, contact information, and a portfolio – is an essential for today’s students.
As we noted in our last post, having work experience on your college application can greatly benefit your application throughout the process of admission.
For many students who haven’t secured an academic internship or a research position, it can be difficult to find a way to spend the summer that will turn admissions’ heads when it’s time to apply for college. Here is a helpful list of great summer jobs that can help boost an application to the ‘yes’ pile.
For many students, the pressure to have a stellar internship or laboratory job set up by this point in the year is high, and if you’re one of the students who doesn’t have that sort of plan in place, it can feel like the end of the world (or at least the end of your chances at strong college prospects).
For many STEM students, getting involved with an existing lab is a primary goal. However, these labs are not always extraordinarily receptive to high school students, as students in this age category often lack the critical “prior experience” to immediately demonstrate their usefulness to the lab.