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Archive for June, 2014

June 19, 2014

It’s me, Sanjeev!

Hi! I’m Sanjeev and I am so excited to be the newest member of our Blog Team. I enjoy working with all of my students from the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South New Jersey. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and I graduated from UC Merced in 2009. I was a member of the founding class of the university and the experience changed my life! I was a tour guide all 4-years and I loved walking backwards and telling the best jokes that everyone always laughed at! After graduating with the inaugural class in 2009 I jetted off to the University of Vermont where I earned a Master of Education in 2010 and learned what a real winter is. Seriously, you guys, it gets way below 65 degrees on the east coast!

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June 13, 2014

Top 10 Must-do’s for Rising Seniors

photo (21)Listen up, rising seniors! Summer will fly by, and the first day of school will be here before you know it! I’ve listed my top 10 suggestions for you to do over these next few months. Here we go!

1. Write a draft of your personal statement. I know, I know. This can be overwhelming. But once you get that first draft completed, it will (mostly) be smooth sailing from there. You’ll provide yourself with plenty of time to edit.

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June 5, 2014

Owning Your Admission Process

photo (2)Living at home is amazing. I moved back into my parent’s house for the first three months of graduate school and was happy to do laundry without quarters, not worry about the functionality of my wireless internet (Pictured: trying to train my cat to fix my internet) and not have to parallel park every evening. I happily allowed my parents to take over the mechanics of my life again but was very ready to move out, even though it meant having to call Time Warner Cable/Kaiser/everywhere on my own. For many high school students, the college application process is the first big process they are navigating on their own. Certainly we expect parents and counselors to help guide a student, but here are five things I think every high school student should do to help them own the process instead of letting their parents take the lead.

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