The College Specific Podcast: Learning How to Learn

College Specific Podcast: study skillsThe College Specific Podcast has a new episode available! In this episode, Cassie Nichols talks to study-skills guru Paul Rivas, owner of Smith Rivas Academic Coaching and Consulting, who shows students–whether in high school or college–how to manage their time and maximize their efficiency.

 

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The College Specific Podcast: What It Takes to Become a Doctor

Episode-Level-art-(300x300)Students who are hoping to practice medicine one day: check out the latest College Specific Podcast, in which Cassie interviews Dr. Emily Waterhouse, currently a pathology resident at UCSF. They discuss the long, hard road to becoming a doctor: what it takes to be a successful candidate for medical school, and what to expect along the way.

Dr. Waterhouse shares stories and insights from her own experience as a college student at UCSB, as an MD/PhD student at Georgetown, and as a resident at UCSF. This podcast is essential listening for anyone considering a career in medicine.

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Cassie NicholsThe College Specific Podcast: What It Takes to Become a Doctor

With the College Essay, Authenticity is Key

By Cassie Nichols

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Last weekend, I sat transfixed in the auditorium of a local middle school, clapping along to flamenco music as young girls danced across the stage in brightly colored dresses. I joined the audience as it emitted a deafening roar each time a new dancer hit the stage. But I knew better than to be deceived by the floral attire, vibrant colors, and perfect up-dos; with each stomp of a heel and each twirl of a fan, these dancers were out for blood.

I loved every minute of every dance, but I was there for one purpose only: … more

Cassie NicholsWith the College Essay, Authenticity is Key