7 PM - 8:30 PM, Monday
The skills needed to climb the mountain of admissions to elite US colleges are very different from the skills needed to succeed once you’re there.
For High school 12th Grade.
Session 1: Navigating Your First Year Academically
How do I know what courses to choose? How difficult will my courses be?
How important are my grades?
What does a ‘liberal arts’ education mean versus STEM / preprofessional?
How important is my choice for a major? How to explore & choose majors.
Developing a relationship with your professors/finding mentor ships.
Session 2: First Time Living Away From Home (most students struggle)
Time management w/o parents (!): creating a schedule, limiting social media.
Social life w/o parents: navigating different attitudes re religion, drinking, dating, politics; How to navigate extracurricular and clubs
(how to balance btwn affinity groups and new, unfamiliar activities)
Self care w/o parents: Eating well (dining halls); sleep and study schedules; stress.
How to experiment and expand new horizons but stay true to yourself and your values
Session 3: Expectations vs Reality
What does Orientation week look like?
The youtuber fantasy version of college life vs reality: what are your expectations?
You might love your roommate, but what s/he’s a nightmare? Whom do you consult?
What if a class is harder than you expected? Getting help from professors, TA’s & RA’s.
Session 4: Making the Most of Your College Experience
VIP guests; open ended Q&A
Mr.Kenneth Cain (Harvard Univ. admission Interviewer)
Jasmin Liu (Harvard Univ. student)
Christine Han (Brown Univ. student)