The College Specific Podcast: An Interview with Cody Hartley from Uncollege.org

College Specific Podcast: study skillsIn this episode, Cassie interviews Cody Hartley, Director of Admissions at UnCollege, an organization that offers students a gap year plan that incorporates travel and internship opportunities. If you or your child is considering an alternative to going straight to college after graduation, this interview will present a range of intriguing possibilities, insights and examples of how to get the most out of gap year.

 

Note: we recorded this episode in our office instead of our usual sound studio, so the sound quality is a bit more “organic” than usual.

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Cassie NicholsThe College Specific Podcast: An Interview with Cody Hartley from Uncollege.org

The College Specific Podcast: An Interview with Princeton Coach Luis Nicolao

College Specific Podcast: study skillsIn this episode, Cassie interviews Princeton water polo coach Luis Nicolao about Princeton’s recruiting process, what it takes stand out as an athlete hoping to play for the Ivy League, and why, as Luis puts it, “90% of our recruiting is based on the individual’s interest.”

Luis was Cassie’s water polo coach when she played for Princeton over a decade ago, and he has years of experience recruiting student athletes. Check out this episode to hear all about athletic recruiting from the standpoint of an Ivy League coach.

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5 Fatal Flaws in Most College Application Essays

girl-writing-college-essayThe college application essay is a solitary creature.

Of all the things you’ve written throughout high school, and of all the things you’re going to write throughout your adult life, the college essay stands alone. There’s nothing quite like it.

And yet it’s one of the most important things you’ll ever write. It’s the one thing that can humanize you in the eyes of college admissions officers—the people who decide whether you actually get to attend the schools to which you are applying. The essay is not the most important part of your application—your transcript is—but the essay can be … more

Cassie Nichols5 Fatal Flaws in Most College Application Essays