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Need help navigating the admissions process? We’re here to help! Every other Monday we’ll bring you exclusive interviews with Former Admissions Officers, graduates from top universities, and admissions experts. Each episode will be filled with application tips and first-hand experiences that will help you get into your dream school. Brought to you by InGenius Prep, the world’s largest team of Former Admissions Officers.

Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers InGenius Prep

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Need help navigating the admissions process? We’re here to help! Every other Monday we’ll bring you exclusive interviews with Former Admissions Officers, graduates from top universities, and admissions experts. Each episode will be filled with application tips and first-hand experiences that will help you get into your dream school. Brought to you by InGenius Prep, the world’s largest team of Former Admissions Officers.

    89. Is Research Experience a Must-Have in College Applications?

    89. Is Research Experience a Must-Have in College Applications?

    Do non-STEM students need research experience in their college applications? On today’s episode, Christopher Brown, our Director of Academic Mentorship, shares insider tips on how to create impactful research projects. From discussing how to present challenges to unraveling the criteria Admissions Officers seek in research projects, this episode will be your ultimate roadmap to crafting a standout research project that sets you apart from your competition in your college application.
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    • 29 min
    88. How to Find Your Unique Voice in College Application Essays

    88. How to Find Your Unique Voice in College Application Essays

    How do you capture an Admissions Officer’s attention through your college essays? On today’s episode, Nivanthi Karunaratne, a Graduate Coach at InGenius Prep, shares her personal journey of self-discovery through music and how it has influenced her approach in helping students find their voice in their college essays. From asking the right questions to discussing the power of introspection in the essay-writing process, Nivanthi shares valuable tips on how to write stellar college application essays. 
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    • 24 min
    87. College Admissions Unveiled: How Do Colleges Decide Who Gets Accepted?

    87. College Admissions Unveiled: How Do Colleges Decide Who Gets Accepted?

    How do you convince colleges that you are exactly what they are looking for? On today’s episode, Drew Hazen, a Former Admissions Officer from Northwestern, unveils effective strategies to stand out among a highly competitive pool of accomplished peers. From decoding the holistic review process to providing tips on how to craft a standout application, Drew covers the importance of a clear narrative, the challenge of showcasing personality in applications, and tips for tackling school-specific essay questions. Whether you're a high school student or a supportive parent, this episode will be a comprehensive guide to making a memorable impression in the college admissions journey.
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    • 28 min
    86. How to Elevate STEM Activities to Stand Out in College Applications

    86. How to Elevate STEM Activities to Stand Out in College Applications

    How do students stand out in popular STEM clubs, like robotics? On today’s episode, Stacy Wells Shea, a Former Admissions Officer from the University of Rochester, reveals what key qualities set apart standout STEM-related extracurricular activities. From engaging in unique, atypical projects to learning how to make a lasting impact within clubs, Stacy shares valuable insights on how STEM students can distinguish themselves in the competitive college admissions process. Whether you are a prospective STEM student or a parent guiding your child through the admissions process, this episode will be a crucial guide on how to elevate STEM activities to gain a competitive edge.
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    • 33 min
    85. Fencing Your Way to College: Strategies for Admission Success

    85. Fencing Your Way to College: Strategies for Admission Success

    Wondering when to reach out to coaches or how to stand out in the recruitment process as a fencer? On today's episode, Kevin Dupont, a Former Admissions Officer from Cornell, sheds light on the nuances of the fencing recruitment process and addresses key questions from students - such as when to reach out to coaches, and how to craft compelling interest letters and fencing resumes. Whether you're a seasoned high school fencer or just starting, this episode will set you on the right path to success in both academics and athletics.
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    • 26 min
    84. Starting 2024 Off Strong: Our Advice to Students

    84. Starting 2024 Off Strong: Our Advice to Students

    Are you applying to colleges this year? Or is your New Year's Resolution to get ahead with your college applications? If so, you're in the right place! On today's episode, our Former Admissions Officers shared their best advice for students gearing up for the college application process in the new year. From sharing the key to crafting unique applications to discussing how to navigate the challenges of feeling overwhelmed by schoolwork and college applications, this episode will help you approach the college admission journey with confidence and success.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Kkaoddjs1 ,

Illuminating

If you’re looking for a resource illustrating how the meritocracy has been twisted into a caste system, this podcast is for you!

The consultants definitely seem knowledgeable about how to make bright and hardworking normal teenagers from the top 1% (or, more likely, 0.5%) into products elite colleges will like.

Pro tips such as how to get a great letter of recommendation from the guidance counselor at your private prep school are precious.

If you have the money for elite colleges that offer no merit aid, plus for consultants like these, you’re at the right place. Listen and be impressed with how they can turn your 16-18 year old kid into an ambitious leader with burning, erudite, and altruistic passions—on paper, at least.

Of course, armed with these lessons, absolutely nothing is stopping the rest of us from similarly mapping out our kids’ high school careers and ensuring their general teenage interests and talents are connected with laser-precision focus to activities at, for example, a Wharton School summer program or a nonprofit they establish. Such efforts might pay off with some good merit aid at less selective schools. Or, if you’re lower income, apply the lessons here as best you can in hopes your child will benefit from the generous need-based scholarships that elite schools offer in order to justify the outrageous tax expenditures their endowments cost us wage slaves as they focus mostly on the children of the elite.

Like NYU business professor Scott Galloway says, top colleges have become luxury brands with artificial exclusivity. This is a game. Listen and learn how to play or, better yet, who you might want to hire to walk you through it.

SchwalbK ,

Awful

Be perfect in every way, know exactly what you want to study, create a brand out of your teenager. There, now you can avoid the host’s saccharine call center voice because I summed it up for you.

MimAlbers ,

Passion Project

Amazing episode answering questions that ALL students in search of a passion project have!! So appreciate your hard work!

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