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College Crash Course

Financial Aid

Cindy A, Litisha B, and 1 other

Mon Jul 22, 3:30 PM

Hosted by Arushi -
💸 The Cost of College
We will learn about what it costs to go to college, what is merit aid, how to apply to scholarships, and how FAFSA works. You will learn some good websites to find scholarships on and websites which will calculate the cost of college based on salary, living costs, etc.

Application Crash Course

College Applications

Brooke O

Mon Jul 22, 4:00 PM

Moved lesson

Application Crash Course

College Applications

Brooke O

Tue Jul 23, 4:00 PM

Similar to the previous meeting but discussing ideas for supplemental essays this time. After, we will talk about the most productive ways learners can spend the remainder of their summer and first half of senior year.

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ONBOARDING: New and Prospective Tutors!

Arushi P

Tue Jul 23, 6:00 PM

The goal of these sessions is for attendees (ideally prospective, new, or new-ish tutors) to leave feeling comfortable about how to navigate Schoolhouse, understand the value of tutoring at Schoolhouse, & generally feel excited & informed enough to contribute to our mission.

All About the Personal Statement College Essay 📝🎓

College Essay

Sophie Z

Wed Jul 24, 5:00 PM

We will start the session with an Ivy League/Ivy Plus personal statement example, followed by an analysis of what made that essay successful, as well as a comprehensive overview of how to write an outstanding personal statement for college. At the end of the session, we will also have a Q&A on college essay-writing with any time left over.
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College App Help and Q&A

Ari W

Thu Jul 25, 7:00 PM

Group college application help for anyone that joins. Will probably answer questions/give application help on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Made for Urjit C's discussion post, but all are welcome! 😀

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College Essays and Other Scary Things

Harshitha A

Thu Jul 25, 8:00 PM

Today, we will be going through how to choose a topic for your college essay and edit any essays that you have already written. We can also go over any questions you have about activities, awards, grades, and AP tests, or picking a balanced school list. As someone who just went through the college application process and is attending a T20 program, I know the information you need to stand out and get into top schools. This session is mostly for incoming seniors who would like some extra help on their college essays (personal statement and supplemental essays). Please be sure to join if you sign up and be prepared to participate.

College Crash Course

College Applications

Cindy A, Litisha B, and 1 other

Fri Jul 26, 4:30 PM

Hosted by Litisha -
💞 The Power of Passion Projects
We will be covering what passion projects are, how to start your own passion project, and multiple different examples of passion projects.

All About the Personal Statement College Essay 📝🎓

College Essay

Sophie Z

Fri Jul 26, 8:00 PM

We will start the session with an Ivy League/Ivy Plus personal statement example, followed by an analysis of what made that essay successful, as well as a comprehensive overview of how to write an outstanding personal statement for college. At the end of the session, we will also have a Q&A on college essay-writing with any time left over.
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What Does College Life Look Like? College Prep 101

Careers & Majors

Jiyuan D

Sun Jul 28, 1:00 AM

For many students first coming to college, they have no idea how competitive it could be for college students to find a desirable internship / part-time job. Some high school students might have had the privilege to get a paid internship position, but it will only get harder when they become college students. In the second session, our conversation will include three main questions:

- Why having an internship experience is important? What are some other options apart from applying for internships?
- How to plan for my career before attending college? What are some resources to look for?
- What are some useful strategies to improve my profile during job-seeking?


All About the Personal Statement College Essay 📝🎓

College Essay

Sophie Z

Mon Jul 29, 2:00 PM

We will start the session with an Ivy League/Ivy Plus personal statement example, followed by an analysis of what made that essay successful, as well as a comprehensive overview of how to write an outstanding personal statement for college. At the end of the session, we will also have a Q&A on college essay-writing with any time left over.
📝✍️🎓📚

College Crash Course

College Applications

Cindy A, Litisha B, and 1 other

Mon Jul 29, 4:30 PM

Hosted by Litisha -
💼 Career Readiness 101
We will learn about the most important skills for college: resumes, CVs, interviewing, and networking! Feel free to write a resume ahead of time and edit according to advice learned during the session. College is nothing if you can't get a job afterwards!

College Crash Course

College Webinar

Cindy A, Litisha B, and 1 other

Sat Aug 3, 2:00 PM

Hosted by Cindy -
💭 How?
Once you've gotten in, how do you prepare for college? Some tips on how to succeed, what to bring (packing list), and how to manage your time. This is for people heading into college this fall!

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AMA ~Premed Edition~

Sharon V

Sun Aug 4, 2:00 PM

Here to answer any questions you have about college, my premed experience, and the Medical School application! Looking forward to hosting this AMA (Ask me Anything)!

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Why should you start a Passion Project?

Nitya D

Sun Aug 18, 5:00 PM

Hey everyone, welcome to this session!! Passion projects are important for one's college admission. These projects allow you to incorporate what you are passionate about. For example, women rights, global warming, and etc. They allow you to challenge yourself, which gives you growth as a person and more! Basically, a passion project can enhance a college application by showing an applicant's dedication, unique talents, personal growth, and alignment with their interests and values. Hope to see you guys there!! 😊

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