Month: June 2016

Peer Pressure (and Other Doubts) Surrounding College Applications

Needless to say, college application season can be an incredibly stressful time that may negatively impact your normally stellar academic performance or strain once unbreakable friendships. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but having gone through the process and lived to see the fruits of my labor, here are some of the things I’ve learned that you may find useful as you delve into the world of college applications.

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The “Correct” Way to Spend your Summers in High School

Beginning in freshman year of high school, I would start worrying about my summer plans as early as January or February, and panic if I didn’t have something figured out by April. Since I was considering a career in medicine or scientific research, I convinced myself that the only two acceptable options for the summer were volunteering at a hospital or interning at a research lab.

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