Activities and Extracurriculars

30 01, 2024

👋 Hey Juniors! If you ever feel like you’re stuck on the Extracurricular Hamster Wheel, this guide is for you! (2024)

By |2024-02-01T23:54:13+00:00January 30th, 2024|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Applications|0 Comments

❓I receive tons of questions about how many extracurriculars are necessary and whether a kid’s chances will be hurt because they haven’t performed at Carnegie Hall, been speaking Mandarin since they were five, or cured cancer. I get it. It’s an ...

8 02, 2023

👋 Hey Juniors (& sophomores & even freshmen!), This post is for you! Ever feel like you’re stuck on the Extracurricular Hamster Wheel? Well, here’s your guide for stepping off & finding your star-shaped self! 

By |2023-06-09T00:35:15+00:00February 8th, 2023|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Applications|0 Comments

❓“How good are my extracurriculars?” It's one of the most common questions we get here on A2C. Then I receive tons more about how many extracurriculars are necessary and whether a kid’s chances will be hurt because they haven’t performed at ...

1 07, 2020

More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Respond to Covid 19: My Thoughts

By |2021-10-06T05:02:38+00:00July 1st, 2020|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Admissions, COVID-19, Mindfulness, Summer|0 Comments

Good News! On Monday, 300+ Admissions Deans responded to Covid 19 and released a statement, "What We Care about in this Time of Crisis: A Collective Statement from College Admission Deans," explaining what they care about during this global pandemic. I summarize ...

26 09, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Letters of Recommendation

By |2022-01-20T02:02:44+00:00September 26th, 2019|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Admissions, College Applications, Letters of Recommendation|0 Comments

Sometimes, it can feel like much of the application process revolves around what other people think of you. And because you can’t control those perceptions, you can find the whole application process intensely frustrating. This is especially true when it comes ...