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Friday, February 16, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: It’s Not Too Late to Make the Most of Summer 2024

IvyWise On-Demand: It’s Not Too Late to Make the Most of Summer 2024

Events It's Not Too Late to Make the Most of Summer 2024 DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT Summer is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to plan for a productive break! From conducting an independent project to attending a summer program at a university campus, there are several ways for students to fight summer brain drain and stay on track with their college admissions goals! Join IvyWise college admissions counselors and a member of the Summer Discovery team as they explain the importance of having a productive summer and share suggestions to identify the best activities, courses, and programs for your interests and goals.
Thursday, January 4, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: Extracurricular Activities Brainstorming

IvyWise On-Demand: Extracurricular Activities Brainstorming

Events Extracurricular Activities Brainstorming DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT Are you participating in the right extracurricular activities? Gaining admission to top colleges and universities is incredibly difficult for even the most academically qualified applicants, and soft factors, like activities, are often the dealmakers today. Join IvyWise college admissions counselors as they demystify what admissions officers are looking for when evaluating activities and how they factor into your overall student profile.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Power of Project Mentorship

The Power of Project Mentorship

Given how high stakes the race for admission to top schools feels nowadays, with a surfeit of qualified applicants often selected on the unique attributes they’ll bring to a university’s student body, high schoolers are always looking for ways that can help them stand out from the crowd.  This is where independent projects come in! There has been an explosion of interest these past few years in pursuing a project of a student’s own accord outside of school, demonstrating both their passion for a topic and their commitment to advancing their own learning.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Independent Projects for Students Interested in Crypto

Independent Projects for Students Interested in Crypto

Facebook rebranded and changed its mission to create the digital world of the future — all on the blockchain. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are growing in popularity, and collecting digital art has become a favorite pastime of many crypto enthusiasts. It is an exciting time to get acclimated with the crypto world as the sphere is rapidly evolving.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Developing Your Interests: Kickstarting Your Own Blog

Developing Your Interests: Kickstarting Your Own Blog

We all know that grades and test scores are key factors in college admissions, but activities outside of the classroom are also very important. Schools are looking to build a class of specialists, so it's important to hone in on a few interests you're really passionate about and develop them. One activity that allows you to learn, document your experience and demonstrate knowledge of a particular field or interest is blogging.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Finding Community Service Opportunities that Match Your Interests

Finding Community Service Opportunities that Match Your Interests

It’s a new year, a new semester, and the perfect time for students to reevaluate their extracurricular activities and whether or not those activities are really helping them better explore their interests. Students often overlook community service as a way to explore their interests because they tend to have a one-dimensional view of what community service entails. If they’re not collecting cans at a food drive or serving dinner at a local homeless shelter, what other community service is there?
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
How to Plan a Productive Summer Break

How to Plan a Productive Summer Break

Summer will be here before you know it, and with time off of school, students should pursue activities and programs that align with their interests instead of coasting through their school break. A productive summer break can help students stand out in the admissions process — while also helping them to explore their interests and gain a better understanding of what they want to do with their college education. The key to a productive summer break is to plan ahead!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Making an Impact Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Making an Impact Inside and Outside of the Classroom

When applying to college, the goal of most students is to “stand out.” They want to know what they can do to differentiate themselves from the thousands of other applicants they are competing against to win a spot at their top-choice college. Some students think a stellar essay will separate them from the pack.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Recruited or Not: How Sports Affect College Applications

Recruited or Not: How Sports Affect College Applications

When watching the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, I was in awe of the high school-aged kids like Chloe Kim and Red Gerard on Team USA. How do they balance their intensive training and extensive travel schedules with homework and school commitments? Surely being an Olympic athlete is impressive, but how do sports affect the college admissions process for regular students?
Friday, February 5, 2016
Starting Second Semester off Right: Tips for a Successful Spring Term

Starting Second Semester off Right: Tips for a Successful Spring Term

While it can be tempting to simply count down the days until summer break, spring semester is a prime time for high school underclassmen to prepare for the college admissions process, and for college-bound seniors to close out the year on a high note. Believe it or not, seniors, you are not off the hook just yet! Here are some tips for high school students to ensure a productive and successful spring semester.
Friday, February 5, 2016
What Colleges Look for in a Student’s Activities List

What Colleges Look for in a Student’s Activities List

Join IvyWise college admissions counselors as they demystify what admissions officers are looking for when evaluating activities and how they factor into your overall student profile. They will also share tips on how students can identify their interests and select extracurricular activities and summer activities to authentically explore passions and interests that align with their college and academic goals. REGISTER HERE By Rachel, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor “But what about the kids who start charities and do cancer research?
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