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Empowerly Raises $1.6 Million and Launches First Real-Time Holistic Diagnostic Tool for College Admissions
SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / Empowerly, a data-driven education technology startup for college admissions, announced that it has raised $1.6 million from TransLink Capital, Scrum Ventures, Azure Capital Partners, and Spero Ventures as well as angel investors Yun-Fang Juan, a founding engineer of Facebook Ads, and Russ Holdstein, the first investor in StubHub and Zillow. The funds will be used to expand service offerings and round out the team to drive growth and operational efficiencies.
Former Stanford admissions officer: ‘Well-rounded is not enough’—here’s how to really stand out
This year’s high school seniors have spent a significant portion of their high school careers learning during a pandemic. During this time, students were forced to take classes online, some schools chose not to assign letter grades, extracurricular activities were curtailed and many colleges elected standardized test-optional admissions policies. All of these changes mean that the class of 2022 will need to rethink traditional college admissions advice.
Empowerly CEO and CTO Named in Forbes 30 Under 30
After helping her students apply to colleges when she taught high school math as a Teach for America corps member in San Francisco, Hanmei Wu wanted to offer students more than overworked school counselors can provide. Her startup Empowerly, launched in 2018 with CTO Changxiao Xie, presents students with a numerical score evaluating their strength as an applicant, taking grades, test scores, essays and extracurriculars into account.
Edtech startups flock to the promise and potential of personalized learning
The rise of remote instruction left many parents freshly aware of (and annoyed by) the shortcomings of Zoom school, but for Letha McLaren, COVID-19 brought an epiphany: the importance of a headset.
McLaren’s son, who deals with executive dysfunction, was better able to focus through the screen because he used a headset that blocked out some other noises. With the device, he could hear what the teacher was saying at all times, and better yet, was keener on paying attention. McLaren, in turn, learned what her son, a straight-A student, responds best to. The broader takeaway for McLaren was that traditional classrooms don’t serve all students due to learning and thinking differences.
Empowerly Raises $10M to Help Students Achieve Their Academic and Career Goals
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Empowerly, a data-driven education technology company that provides personalized college and career guidance to students and their families, today announced that it has raised a $10 million financing round led by Goodwater Capital. The new funding will be used to help grow Empowerly’s product and engineering team to scale, invest in existing and new acquisition channels, and prepare for the launch of the Empowerly mobile app.
For Workers Who Are Never on Site, the ‘Off-Site’ Still Beckons
Many organizations, especially high-growth tech companies, have long relied on off-site retreats — broadly defined as team-building or strategizing events that occur beyond the scope of regular office work — to build and maintain their corporate culture, as well as to present workers with an attractive perk in a competitive labor market. When the pandemic hit, flights, hotel blocks and banquet dinners were canceled. But instead of shelving the idea of off-sites, which often involve both meetings and social activities, companies strove to recreate the magic remotely.
How to Find a High School Internship
While internships are traditionally part of the college experience, high school students are increasingly looking to take on internships as a way to enhance resumes and college applications while trying on a career.
These are the country’s ‘dream’ colleges, but price remains the top concern
Stanford University is considered the ultimate dream school, according to a survey of students and their families. It’s also one of the hardest to get into and among the nation’s most expensive institutions — tuition and fees, room and board and other student expenses came to more than $73,000 last year. And therein lies the problem with college.
Experts Give Advice on Deciding Which School to Attend
Students have until the end of April to tell the universities that have accepted them if they will attend. Most students found out if they were accepted in late March. Some students are accepted by their top choice school and immediately decide they will attend it. Others get rejections and must choose another school. Still others are placed on a waiting list and might not find out if they are accepted to their top choice until the summer.
After all the studying, tests and applications, students are usually happy to be accepted by several schools. But choosing a college is not easy. This year, the decision might be more difficult than ever.
How To Secure Last-Minute Financial Aid For College
Summer will be here before we know it, and that means a new academic year for colleges and universities is also on the way. After a few months of work or relaxation, new high school graduates and college students will pack up their bags and head to their campus apartments and dorms. What happens next depends mostly on the student, their focus on academics, and how hard they are willing to work toward their goals.
Empowerly Launches Artificial Intelligence Scholar Program for Junior High and High School Students
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Empowerly, a data-driven education technology company that provides personalized college admissions counseling and career guidance to students and their families, today announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scholar Program. Developed by Stanford and MIT alumni, the Program was created as a way to empower students from grades 7 through 12 to learn how to apply AI to build socially-impactful projects. Students can choose from a variety of research tracks, including healthcare and biology, sustainability, ethics and social sciences, media and politics, business and finance, and more.
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