The old adage is “you are what you eat,” not “you are where you were accepted.” We’re serving up some perspective to untangle your sense of self-worth from any summer program rejection letters. In this article, check out growth mindset, and put together an amazing and self-driven “Plan B” summer program.
Let’s gain some perspective if you start to intertwine your sense of self worth and identity with admissions. Whether we face highly selective summer programs for high school students, or colleges themselves, you are more than any one thing.
Our hope is that these reminders help you manage your expectations and maintain healthy confidence in your abilities no matter what’s in your mailbox. In fact, a summer program rejection letter does not mean your summer is doomed. We promise. You can still design an impactful and educational summer program for yourself that can yield a comparable college admissions boost to attending a summer program.
Without further ado, here are some “notes to self” we hope you remember.
Notes to Self
Working with an Empowerly college counselor can also help you develop a growth mindset and bounce back from setbacks. We’re here to support your process and minimize your stress. Also, to remind you of your incredible achievements when you forget.