54 – Stressing Out and the Harvard Lawsuit with Swathi

I know the stress must be building right now, but know that you are not alone. On this episode, I interview Swathi, a rising high school senior. We talk about how Swathi is trying to juggle all her extracurricular activities, academic commitments, and college applications. Swathi and I give some tips about productivity and scheduling. Then, we transition to talk about the Harvard lawsuit and some of the fairly damning information that’s been released about how Harvard treats Asian applicants.

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Episode 27: Type-A Productivity Episode

Calendar Zero

Harvard Lawsuit Asian Discrimination

Harvard Lawsuit as Right-Wing Attack on Affirmative Action

 

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53 – Montana to Maine: Alexandra Lin’s College Admissions Journey

Today I’m joined by Alexandra Lin, an incoming freshman at Bowdoin College. She grew up in rural Montana. On today’s episode, we talk about what it was like to grow up and go to school in a rural area and the importance of geographic diversity in college admissions. Then, we talk about prestige and how it might not be as important as everyone makes it out to be. Stay tuned till the end for some tea about frats at Columbia and a little food fight…

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Matriculate

Grinnell Hack by Bitcoin

Swarthmore Sexual Assault

Frat Sexual Assault Statistics

Columbia Frat Incident

 

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52 – Avocados, Fortunetellers, and College Essays with Yu-Chia Cheng

What do avocados and fortunetellers have in common? They were all college essays that our guest Yu-Chia Cheng wrote! Yu-Chia is an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in its LSM program. She’ll be studying both finance and biology. Yu-Chia shares her college admissions journey starting with what she did in the summers, how she wrote her essays, and how she feels attending one of the best programs in the country!

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Penn LSM Program

 

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