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Creating and Formatting a Resume for College

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/25/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Professional resumes are the bread and butter of applications. Whether it be for colleges or for a job, a professional resume is a quick one page snapshot of one’s professional and academic performance.

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Merit Scholarships: What Are They and How Can You Get Them?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/17/18 12:10 PM / by Andy Wang

When it comes to financial aid, the form that students often apply to outside of need-based help is merit-based scholarships. Ranging from standard categories such as scientific excellence to categories that are meant to help certain groups like first generation college students, there  are many forms of scholarships that students can choose to apply to. 

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Why So Many Students Are Being Waitlisted At UC Schools

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/5/18 10:00 AM / by Andy Wang

In recent years, it seems that many qualified students are being waitlisted by UC schools. A particularly strange aspect of this phenomenon is that the schools that are waitlisting students aren’t the expected ones, such as UC Berkeley and UCLA, but rather schools like UC Davis and UC San Diego. 

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Public vs Private Colleges: 4 Myths That Are (Kinda) True

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/17/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Throughout college admissions history, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the relative merits of public and private colleges. In this blog, we will look at a few myths regarding the whole public vs. private school debate and evaluate the truth behind them. From class registration to class sizes to living standards to alumni networks, there does seem to be some truth to some of the major beliefs about these institutions. 

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Senior Strategies: Should You Load Up on AP Tests Senior Year?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/2/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

A common dilemma that each high school senior faces around this time of the year is senior year AP testing and whether they should be taking more AP tests their last year in high school. 

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Guides: Visiting Your Admitted Schools

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/28/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Out of all the various college admissions events applicants can go to, none are more important than making college visits to the schools they have been admitted to. With admissions for most schools having already come out or coming out soon, applicants should be aware of which schools they are choosing between and plan accordingly.

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Ivy League Alumni Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

As an applicant, if you had applied to schools in the Ivy League, February is usually when these schools will have their alumni reach out to you for an interview. These Ivy League Alumni Interviews may seem of marginal value to an applicant, but they’re actually extremely useful. 

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Senior Strategies: Life After Applications

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/7/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

With applications officially being over, a key part of college admissions has concluded for most students. That being said, the college admissions process as a whole is still far from over. There are still a few ways for applicants to better prepare themselves for potential scenarios down the road. 

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Mock Trial 101

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/18 7:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Mock Trial is one of few extracurricular activities that is an actual play-by-play simulation of a real-world scenario. From top to bottom, it’s a complete reenactment of a court case within a real court room and mimics the many facets that make up the legal system. 
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Guides: Summer Program Applications

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/18 3:42 PM / by Andy Wang

As the school year more or less starts to reach its halfway point, students should begin looking at summer programs to apply to. Most summer program applications for various fields are released at the start of the calendar year and it would be ideal for any student who’s interested to be start being aware of them. 

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Guides: How to Get Summer Internships

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/23/18 4:00 PM / by Andy Wang

When it comes to getting summer internships, there are usually two classic routes students take to find them. The route most students are familiar with is the standard application process that 

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The Do's and Don'ts of Essay Editing

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/20/17 3:18 PM / by Andy Wang

When it comes down to the wire, there are a couple key points of college essay editing that students should be wary of when nearing a deadline. 

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Senior Strategies: Talking to College Students During Winter Break

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/6/17 5:30 PM / by Andy Wang

At this point in time, the application part of college planning is slowly winding down. Before looking to the new calendar year, applicants should take advantage of the extended breaks to reconnect with friends and classmates who are returning from their first semester of college.
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Graduating High School Early

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/4/17 5:30 PM / by Andy Wang

Graduating high school a semester or year early has recently become an increasingly popular topic in the college admissions realm. Once never even considered by students and their parents, it has consistently been a recurring topic in conversation.

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Guides: Finishing Apps Before the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/30/17 5:00 PM / by Andy Wang

 One of the common things all applicants are told during the college planning process is that they should space out their applications to avoid any unnecessary application stress. This is especially true when it comes to applications that are due at the end of the calendar year. 

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