44 – Talking Columbia University with Steve Schwartz

To give Dominic and Nhi a much-needed break, I (Michael) recorded a podcast with our friend Steve Schwartz from the College Admissions Toolbox. Because Steve is an alumnus of Columbia College, we compare and contrast our experiences at Columbia. A lot has changed, but a lot hasn’t too. We find out how Columbia has shaped Steve and his career post-college and spill some tea about the Columbia-Barnard relationship.

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College Admissions Toolbox Website

College Admissions Toolbox iTunes

Racist Julian von Abele

Columbia-Barnard Relationship

 

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43 – Pre-Gaming Ivy Day

Ivy Day is here. Listen to an emotional roller coaster of an episode about how Nhi and Dominic are feeling and how they plan to open their decisions. Plus, Michael throws in some grandfatherly advice.

Michael here – Please remember that the results of college admissions don’t define you. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I want you to know that I’m in your corner. If you need to talk, please just email me at admissionsuncovered@gmail.com or DM us on social media. And if you’re considering hurting yourself, please give yourself time and seek help. Here are some resources:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Hope Network: 1-800-SUICIDE
Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741

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42 – The Authenticity Trap: Faking Your Way In

When you are writing your college essays, have you ever felt like a fraud? Like it wasn’t really you? Michael has and on this episode, we have an impromptu therapy question. Do our college applications reflect the authentic us? Did we choose extracurricular activities because we were interested in them or because we wanted to get into a good college?

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41 – Covering the New Admissions Scandal: Large Dollar Payments for Admission to College

In this episode of the Admissions Uncovered Podcast, your favorite hosts take a stab at explaining the new admissions scandal. With 50 people charged, hundreds of thousands of dollars being exchanged, and more unfairness exposed in the college application process, there’s a lot to cover, so sit back and enjoy the show.

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CNN Update Article

Vox Article

Politico Solution Article

The Crimson Article

List of People Charged in Scandal

 

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40 – Strategy for Senior Summer: How to Get Ahead of the Game

Going into senior year without an idea of how to get ahead of the game over the summer? Well you’re in luck because your favorite podcast hosts at the Admissions Uncovered Podcast have you covered. We discuss everything from internships to testing to essays. Make sure to take this vital step in the college admissions process to use your last summer in high school to the max.

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39 – Save Your SAT Score: Test Taking Strategies

The SAT doesn’t just test your ability to read, write, or do math. It’s also about your ability to take tests. In this episode, we give you our top test taking strategies to keep you from making silly mistakes and to help you get the right answer, even when you aren’t totally sure.

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Gao Admissions – Learn from your favorite college admissions host. 36 on the ACT. 1560 on the SAT. National Merit Finalist. 

Khan Academy SAT

Crack SAT

SAT Question of the Day

 

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38 – Building the Right College List

Starting the college application process? Building your college list is one of the first and most important steps in the college application marathon. Join us in this episode to learn the correct approach to building a well balanced college list.

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College Board’s Big Future

Times Higher Education Rankings

Times Higher Education Calculation and Methodology

US News Education Rankings

 

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37 – Your Life Story: Building a Narrative for College and Beyond

Start your college application by building a narrative of your high school experience. In this episode, Michael guides Dominic, Nhi, and you through a simple 3 step process: listing activities, figuring out what’s important, and making connections between what’s important in your life. At each step, we share how we came to our narratives. Finally, we talk about how to use the narrative to simplify the college application process.

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PowerPoint Tutorial for creating your own narrative

 

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36 – The Ultimate Guide to Internships

Thinking of summer already? Considering an internship, but don’t know where to start? Well your favorite podcast hosts have put together the ultimate guide to answer all your internship related questions. Still have questions about internships? Feel free to reach out to us on social media or in the comment section below the post.

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List of 10 Internship Search Sites

PrepScholar Internship Guide

 

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35 – Senior Spring: Freedom, How We Have Missed You!

Does it feel like you’re done with college applications? We hope it does because you’ve earned a little break! Here at Admissions Uncovered, we definitely have some plans for all this extra time. Dominic has a few side hustles to run and, of course, Boy Scouts. Nhi has some piano practice to catch up on. And we all have some great TV recommendations. When Michael was senior, he let grades slip a little, missed some school to travel, and started this podcast. If you need some ideas for how to spend the rest of your senior year, tune in for some fun stories, celebration, and advice your teachers don’t want you to hear.

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Cappex (Find scholarships and fit schools)

Scholly (Please sponsor us!)

 

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