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The Value of a Mentor
As a 1st generation immigrant with no immediate family friends and relatives in America to look up to, I was fortunate enough to have found someone who had similar interests and background as me to basically be my mentor.
The only real grade is: how well you’ve lived your life.
“The system manufactures students who are smart, talented, and driven - but also anxious, timid, and lost - with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it.”
My Honest Thoughts on the Future of College Counseling
The world is changing all around us. College counseling needs to evolve to meet the needs of students.
An Open Letter to Bay Area Families on College Admissions
I’m an advocate for project-based exploration and learning. High school is a time for exploration and curiosity, and I think there is no better way to do that than identifying something you might be interested in and going for it.
The Importance of Making Good Friends
My choice of friends has had a far greater impact on my life than any other decision I’ve made. My friends have inspired me to pursue my interests, taught me critical soft skills, supported me through difficult times, and most importantly — they continually push me to strive to be the best I can.
Potentials Effects of COVID-19 On College Admissions
Without a doubt, COVID-19 this past year has ravished the world in unprecedented ways. The pandemic has affected virtually all aspects of life, from personal to professional to academic. Many normal behaviors such as handshakes and hugs have now been restricted or disallowed by governments. Although the responses have varied much globally, I am most familiar with what has happened here in the United States. Particularly, I want to focus on what has happened to U.S. universities and how it will affect college admissions for those involved. Mainly, I want to explore the new reality for students applying, how admissions staff will have to respond, and the potential long-term results of COVID-19 on higher education.
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