What to Do This Summer

What to Do This Summer: 5 Ways to Boost Your Resumé

What to Do This Summer: 5 Ways to Boost Your Resumé When you’re thinking about what to do this summer, keep in mind that not all activities are created equal. Especially in the last two years of high school – admissions officers will want to see more unique, independent, and impressive activities. Consequently, I can’tKeep reading

How to Become a Straight A Student

How to Become a Straight A Student

How to Become a Straight A Student Many students set their sights on having straight A’s. Not only is it great to show your parents these strong marks and receive glowing praise, but being a straight A student has long been recognized as the key to successful applications at top schools. Having straight A’s isKeep reading

Summer Activities

5 Summer Activities That Don’t Impress Colleges

5 Summer Activities That Don’t Impress Colleges Everyone seems to have an opinion about the “right” summer activities for a high school student, especially in the summer before senior year. Let’s clear something up, right off the bat: there is no “right” way to spend your summer, and no clear plan any type of candidateKeep reading

High School Activities

7 of the Worst High School Activities to Pursue

7 of the Worst High School Activities to Pursue Students and their parents always ask for my advice about what high school activities they should pursue. Answering this question well means knowing the kid, knowing the opportunities available, and knowing the goals. It’s easier to advise generally what not to pursue. I cannot emphasize enoughKeep reading

Yale Student

What I Loved Most About Being a Yale Student

What I Loved Most About Being a Yale Student Yale is one of the oldest undergraduate institutions in the United States. And while “old” often correlates to prestige among US schools, there’s one key way in which the value of “old” is often overlooked and under-discussed, in my opinion. What I loved most about beingKeep reading