Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Featured, Student | 0 comments

Stuff I Wish I Knew Before Accepting Stanford’s Offer of Admission, Part 1

Stuff I Wish I Knew Before Accepting Stanford’s Offer of Admission, Part 1

As you may know, Stanford’s regular admission decisions have been released, which means that several hundred high school students are frantically thinking about where they want to go to school. In the hope of making their decision a little easier, this post will consist of three straightforward, super-honest statements about why I wanted to go to Stanford, how I feel about Stanford now, and whether that change in opinion is significant. So if you’re one of the lucky 2,138 students who was accepted to Stanford this year—read on!

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Featured, Student | 0 comments

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

We’ve all had to answer the Stanford admissions question: “What matters to you, and why?” During my million iterations of brainstorming responses, I repeatedly came back to the importance of freedom in my life; having grown up a highly independent only child, I value the ability to circumscribe my path. Yet I worried that coming to college would crimp my style. I wondered: Would I be stuck in classes I didn’t enjoy in order to fulfill requirements?

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Featured, Student | 0 comments

Pursuing Passions

Pursuing Passions

I’ve recently been impressed by the way that some of my friends have been not only exploring new things, but also pursuing their passions by creating art, designing and engineering products, and writing code. I want to jump off of my previous post to talk some great ways that you can go beyond the bounds of the classroom and dive into a topic or project that you care about in whatever field you’re interested in.

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