Volume 6, Issue 2
James Cameron’s Avatar recently became the highest grossing film of all time. With its stunning 3D graphics and intense IMAX experience, this movie has pioneered new action-adventure ground. If you just can’t get enough of Avatar, IvyWise can help. As far as I know, there are no human universities on Pandora, so the expert counselors at IvyWise and I have created a list of schools here on Earth that might keep you immersed in the beautiful world of the Na’vi.
In last month’s newsletter, I talked about the potential negative impact of Facebook on your college admissions decisions and what you can do to mitigate those risks. This month I’ve got some good news: you can use Facebook to your advantage in the college admissions process. Blogs, Facebook, and Twitter are all about expressing who you are, which is exactly what admissions committees want to see in your resumes and essays. So, just be yourself! If you are a photographer or artist, post your pictures. Musicians can start a MySpace devoted to their work and it’s easy for writers to start a blog showcasing their award-winning pieces. By continuing to do this throughout high school, you’ll already have ready-made documentation of your achievements when it comes time to apply.
If you’re a senior, chances are that by now the stress of the application process has come to an end, and most results are already in for those who applied early. So now what? This is a great time to research and apply for scholarships. Many scholarships are seen as hallmarks of commendable work and some scholarships may even grant you extra access to research or study-abroad opportunities.