We are so excited to announce this FREE Sample of our flagship course, The College Application Blueprint.
Every year, the competition for great colleges intensifies as the number of applications increases and acceptance rates drop, and students and families are left stressing over the grueling and confusing application process. Whether your goal is to attend an Ivy League university or a public college, you’re no longer just competing with exceptional students from the US, but going head-to-head against top talents and scholars from around the world.
How Do You Get Into a Great College?
Part of getting into a great college is doing the work – getting strong grades, excelling at extracurricular activities, winning awards and competitions, etc. The other, equally important part is how effectively you present that work and your potential in your application.
College applications is an imperfect process. If admissions officers could get an instantaneous download of your whole life to understand every nuance of your personal growth, your achievements, your commitment and sacrifices, your work would speak for itself, and we wouldn’t need to have this conversation. Instead, admissions officers get minutes with your application in a stack of thousands to try to understand who you are, what you’ve achieved, and how you stand out.
Maybe you’ve already done the work. But do you feel confident your application can communicate your accomplishments and potential in a matter of minutes to elevate you among tens of thousands of applicants?
Our Unique Approach to College Applications
By the time you get to filling out your college application, you’ve already done the work to be an exceptional student. But to stand out to admissions officers reading thousands of applications from other top students, you need to communicate your achievements and potential in a way that is memorable, concise, and cohesive.
We know what it takes to stand out in a pile of thousands of applications. As a Silicon Valley business leader managing hiring and recruitment, our founder, Amber Jin, has reviewed thousands of resumes and applications, often to fill only a handful of interview spots. While there were many strong candidates, some came across more compelling or memorable than others not just because of what they did, but because of how they presented their experiences and their story. Those same concepts and skills required to land a job in the “real world” applies to the college applications process, but high school students don’t get exposure to resume, interviewing, marketing, or sales skills until much later.
So we approached college application prep in a unique way – we tapped college interviewers and alumni at the most selective colleges and gathered insights from admissions officers and recent high school seniors successful in the process. But we went a step further. We compiled learnings from top company recruiters from Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley companies who are equally selective in their search for top talents for coveted jobs at their companies.
In our College Application Blueprint, we teach you how to apply advanced branding and marketing principles to your application to showcase your potential in a cohesive and effective way. We walk you through step-by-step exercises that simplify these principles and provide actionable steps for applying it to each section of your application to help you stand out.
What’s In the Guide
In this free sample, you’ll get access the first modules of our 8-module Application Blueprint to help you build a stronger application. We share insights from the colleges’ perspective for what they value in an applicant and what they look for in prospective students. We then deep dive into our core strategy for building an application based on your strengths and competitive edge and walk you through how to put together each section of your college application to optimally highlight your achievements and potential.
The free trial covers the following sections for a view into our unique application strategy:
- What Are Colleges Looking For?
- Leadership Potential
- Key Takeaways
- Creating a Cohesive Application
- What Does a Strong College Application Look Like?
- How to Build a Strong Application (and identify your superpowers)
The full guide includes step-by-step exercises and sections on Education, Standardized Tests, Extracurricular Activities, Essays, Letters of Recommendation, Alumni Interviews, Application Supplements, and more.
If you have any questions about the guide, feel free to reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.