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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34 – Most Common Interview Questions

Essays. Done. Common App. Done. Bugging teachers for rec letters. Done. All done. Except for the interview. For many seniors, this is the last mile before decision day. To prepare, tune in to this week’s episode. We talk about the most common interview questions and how to answer them. Nhi and Dominic tell some funny public transit stories and give you some advice on how to make your interview interesting with anecdotes.

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Georgetown Alumni Interviewer Guide (Michael here – My Georgetown interviewer asked these questions, word for word.

Another Podcast about the College Interview – Preparing, Body Language, and More Funny Stories

 

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33 – Reflecting on the College Application Process

It’s been a long road leading up to this point. In this episode, Dominic and Nhi take a moment to reflect on the college admissions process to give advice on what they would do differently and reveal less discusses components of the college admissions process. If you can relate to any of the points mentioned in the episode, be sure to let us know!

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