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Hear from Harvard graduates, Olympiad medalists, charity founders, science fair winners, college admission experts and more. We get their practical tips and advice so you can do the same. This podcast is powered by Crimson Education - visit crimsoneducation.org to learn how to apply to the world’s top universities and create your own extraordinary extracurriculars.

Top of the Class Crimson Education

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Hear from Harvard graduates, Olympiad medalists, charity founders, science fair winners, college admission experts and more. We get their practical tips and advice so you can do the same. This podcast is powered by Crimson Education - visit crimsoneducation.org to learn how to apply to the world’s top universities and create your own extraordinary extracurriculars.

    #65 Win A $1000USD With The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Comp!

    #65 Win A $1000USD With The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Comp!

    #65 Win A $1000USD With The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Comp! Ft Karin

    Summary
    Crimson Global Academy student and Ambassador for the HCGE,  Karin, answers all our questions and gives her own tips for great essay writing.

    Resources:
    See all the awesome prizes: https://www.essaycomp.org/prizes
    Check out this year's essay prompts: https://www.essaycomp.org/2022-prompts
    Register with Karin's code 'EC232': https://www.essaycomp.org/register

    More Links!
    Connect with listeners and past guests at the Top of the Class Slack Community or for Apple Podcast listeners, copy this link - https://bit.ly/2XCcntU Check out more recent episodes, subscribe on your favorite podcast platforms and follow Top of the Class on Twitter.Are you wondering how standing out in your field can help you get into top colleges? Request a free consultation with an Academic Advisor near you to learn more!

    • 14 min
    #64 Time Management, Art, Math Research & College Classes All At 16-Years-Old

    #64 Time Management, Art, Math Research & College Classes All At 16-Years-Old

    #64 Time Management, Math Research & College Classes All At 16-Years-Old Ft Apoorva Panidapu

    Summary:
    Apoorva's has carved her own education pathway and it's easy to see why. At 16, she has raised $40,000 for charity through her online art gallery, is a published math researcher, advocates for women in STEM and is taking college classes.

    In this episode, we chat about how she manages her time, the hard lessons learned and her advice for students wanting to dive into research.

    Links:
    https://linktr.ee/apoorvapanidapu)Newsletter - "Letter? I Hardly Know Her!" : https://apoorvapanidapu.substack.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/apoorvapanidapu/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/apoorvapanidapuInstagram (Art): @apoorvaartgallery https://www.instagram.com/apoorvaartgallery/Personal Instagram: @apoorva.panidapuhttps://www.instagram.com/apoorva.panidapu/Twitter: @apoorvapanidapu - https://twitter.com/apoorvapanidapuGems in STEM: https://apoorvapanidapu.medium.com/Art Gallery: www.apoorvaartgallery.comPersonal Website: www.apoorvapanidapu.comMore Links!
    Connect with listeners and past guests at the Top of the Class Slack Community or for Apple Podcast listeners, copy this link - https://bit.ly/2XCcntU Check out more recent episodes, subscribe on your favorite podcast platforms and follow Top of the Class on Twitter.Are you wondering how standing out in your field can help you get into top colleges? Request a free consultation with an Academic Advisor near you to learn more!

    • 39 min
    #63 Balancing UC Berkeley CS and an International STEM Org - LinkedIn Tips, College Tips and More!

    #63 Balancing UC Berkeley CS and an International STEM Org - LinkedIn Tips, College Tips and More!

    #63 Balancing UC Berkeley CS and an International STEM Org - LinkedIn Tips, College Tips and More! Ft Stephanie Su

    Summary
    Stephanie is a freshman at UC Berkeley and the Lead Director at Superposition. She talks about her journey in STEM, how some of her posts have gone viral on LinkedIn and what she has learned about managing an international organisation along with her college commitments.

    Links and Resources
    Connect with listeners and past guests at the Top of the Class Slack Community or for Apple Podcast listeners, copy this link - https://bit.ly/2XCcntU Check out more recent episodes, subscribe on your favorite podcast platforms and follow Top of the Class on Twitter.Are you wondering how standing out in your field can help you get into top colleges? Request a free consultation with an Academic Advisor near you to learn more!

    • 34 min
    #62 Solving The Impossible With Arnav, Mikael and Aahaan

    #62 Solving The Impossible With Arnav, Mikael and Aahaan

    #62 Solving The Impossible With Arnav, Mikael and Aahaan Ft Arnav, Mikael and Aahaan

    The Solving the Impossible Award for 14-18 year olds was recently taken out by IBM's youngest ever intern, Arnav. The top prize being a $1M trust fund powered by AuDeFi's core blockchain technology, Cryptium. Two of the finalists, Mikael and Aahaan joined Arnav in a fascinating episode about innovation, STEM role models and how they have accelerated their learning in neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

    Links and Resources
    Connect with listeners and past guests at the Top of the Class Slack Community or for Apple Podcast listeners, copy this link - https://bit.ly/2XCcntU Check out more recent episodes, subscribe on your favorite podcast platforms and follow Top of the Class on Twitter.Are you wondering how standing out in your field can help you get into top colleges? Request a free consultation with an Academic Advisor near you to learn more!Aahaan's Links:
    Twitter (updates + learnings): https://twitter.com/AahaanMainiPersonal Website: https://aahaanmaini.comPortfolio: https://aahaanmaini10.notion.site/Aahaan-Maini-8264fe15b0054efebe39d1bb1b665b97

    • 50 min
    #61 How Aditya Is Teaching Personal Finance To Thousands

    #61 How Aditya Is Teaching Personal Finance To Thousands

    #61 How Aditya Is Teaching Personal Finance To Thousands Ft Aditya Bagga

    Personal finance is almost always the top thing students, parents and teachers think schools should teach more. But, with formal education lagging in this key area, Aditya saw an opportunity to make a difference.

    We chat about how he went from a slide deck crash course to now having a team of 30, Finatic chapters around the world and why many student non-profits don't succeed.

    Resources and Links
    Connect with listeners and past guests at the Top of the Class Slack Community or for Apple Podcast listeners, copy this link - https://bit.ly/2XCcntUAditya's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adityabagga/Finatic Website: https://finatic.orgFinatic Team Application: http://tinyurl.com/joinfinaticinfoIf you enjoyed this episode of the Top of the Class, check out more recent episodes and subscribe on your favorite podcast platforms. Follow Top of the Class on Twitter.Are you wondering how standing out in your field can help you get into top colleges? Request a free consultation with an Academic Advisor near you to learn more!

    • 32 min
    Our Guest Is Stuck In An ELEVATOR! Oh, and we're now on Slack...

    Our Guest Is Stuck In An ELEVATOR! Oh, and we're now on Slack...

    I was sooo looking forward to chatting to our next guest but he's stuck in an elevator!

    All signs point to him being ok with help on the way but the episode will have to wait.

    In the meantime, I'd love for you all to join the Top of the Class Slack community! There will be episode summaries, competition insights, college admission tips, networking opportunities and heaps more - I just sure hope this link works!

    Top of the Class Slack Community or for Apple Podcast listeners, copy this! https://bit.ly/2XCcntU

    If you haven't heard of Slack before, basically it's what heaps of companies use for their internal communications. Any issues joining? Email me at a.cork@crimsoneducation.org or Tweet me - https://twitter.com/TopoftheClassP1

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Customer Reviews

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Matt C1 ,

Super inspiring!

Love hearing from these students - it’s often their mindset and their support network that helps them get to where they are. And it’s good to know that these students have had their fair share of challenges and failures along the way too!

Sloppy cakes ,

Very informative

I loved the first episode, Alex is a great interviewer and the guests give some terrific insights. If you’re a student that wants to undertake tertiary studies at the world’s best schools, you must listen to this podcast.

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