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

IvyWise Live: 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 Monday, March 11 5:30pm ET Free Register 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 as they explain the importance of having a productive summer and share suggestions to identify the best activities for your interests and goals.
Thursday, January 25, 2024
IvyWise Live: Building Your Profile with a College Admissions Counselor

IvyWise Live: Building Your Profile with a College Admissions Counselor

Events Building Your Profile with a College Admissions Counselor DATE AND TIME Thursday, March 7 1pm ET Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT Building an authentic and compelling profile throughout high school is key to college admissions success. Activities, interests, and academic pursuits all come together to tell the story of who a student is in their college application, bringing them to life to the admissions committee. But each student's interests and goals are as unique as they are, so how can they build a strong profile if they're unsure about where to start?
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
How to Balance Fun and College Goals Through Activities

How to Balance Fun and College Goals Through Activities

We know that in the college admissions process, there can be a big emphasis placed on extracurriculars. When an applicant meets the academic expectations of a university, the admissions officers then turn to the student’s list of clubs and activities to learn more about them and understand the impact they’ve made on their communities. In fact, it’s often the extracurriculars that set applicants apart.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Independent Projects for Students Interested in Crypto

Independent Projects for Students Interested in Crypto

The Metaverse is coming! Facebook recently 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.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Why Mastering Writing Matters and How to Get There

Why Mastering Writing Matters and How to Get There

Chances are that if you are reading this, you, or someone you know, would like to improve their writing. Indeed, writing competently is a key strength, and mastering it will certainly pay dividends. The effort invested in this skill offers a whole host of rewards, both in the short, medium, and long term.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Choosing a Philanthropic Extracurricular Activity

Choosing a Philanthropic Extracurricular Activity

What do Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg have in common? Aside from their remarkable commitment to their causes, both started to work to build the society they want to live in before they turned 20. And they have a lot of inspiring company among young changemakers!
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Summer College Prep: Evaluating Test-Optional Policies, Transcripts, and Extracurriculars

Summer College Prep: Evaluating Test-Optional Policies, Transcripts, and Extracurriculars

Summer can be a time for sleeping in, seeing friends and family, and almost forgetting you were a student for a bit. But it’s also an opportunity to work on projects you didn’t have time for during the school year. The real question is how to balance the summer with relaxing and being both personally and academically productive.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Uncovering Your Passions Using the College Admissions Process

Uncovering Your Passions Using the College Admissions Process

Most US colleges and universities use a holistic review method when reviewing applicants for admission, considering various aspects of a student’s academic and personal record. This includes the tangibles, like a student’s four-year transcript, test scores, recommendation letters, and essays. But it also includes the intangibles, like a student’s passions, interests, and motivations.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Community Service: Quality vs. Quantity

Community Service: Quality vs. Quantity

As admissions experts, we are often asked, "How many hours of community service is enough?" It's crucial to understand that community service is not about the quantity of hours spent, but rather the quality of those hours you've devoted. Some high schools require students to participate in a certain amount of service.
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.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Extracurricular Activities: Going the Extra Mile

Extracurricular Activities: Going the Extra Mile

One of the best ways for students to explore their interests is through involvement in extracurricular activities. However, simply joining a club or activity isn’t where students should stop with their ambitions. Going the extra mile in clubs and activities can not only help students better identify and focus their interests, but it can also help them stand out when applying to college.
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?
Friday, January 27, 2017
How Can Students Craft an Extracurricular Project Plan?

How Can Students Craft an Extracurricular Project Plan?

It is widely acknowledged that demonstrating interests through extracurricular activities is a critical element of a robust college application, but students and parents are often unsure which process to follow. I encourage students to identify an interest and use it to build an extracurricular project plan. Projects should be selected based on fit, have a mix of milestones ranging from easy to difficult, show a clear link to each other, and incrementally increase in independence & difficulty.
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.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
MBA Admissions Tips for Working Professionals

MBA Admissions Tips for Working Professionals

By IvyWise MBA Admissions Counselors There are a number of resources out there that provide tips for applying to graduate school, but what about graduates who are years removed from academia? For many people, the MBA path isn’t apparent until after they have been in the workforce a few years, and, actually, the ideal time for most people to think about attending business school is with a few years of professional experience under their belts. Many working professionals don’t prepare ahead of time for the rigorous application process that exists at most top-tier business schools.
Friday, January 29, 2016
7 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

7 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

By IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselors You made it to college! You’re attending the school of your dreams and enjoying all that college life has to offer. For most undergraduate students, graduate school is a possibility, but many aren’t sure until closer to application time.
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