Getting to a High Place with a Small Ladder
－－A New Perspective on College Entrance －－
Are you scrambling to make the most of your last school year before college applications?
Are you discovering that it’s hard to find research projects?
Did you not get into or are you worrying about getting into prestigious summer programs?
Do you want to get into dream colleges but have very limited resources?
以上Joey都没有，但却有机会被加州理工CalTech 以及不少其他名校录取。他是如何利用身边的资源的？又是如何进行时间管理的？CalTech以往是不太给像King’s Academy 这样的学校“名额”的，他如何让CalTech 青睐？来听听Joey的分享吧。
Register now : https://goo.gl/cKqdfL
Address: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
Time: July 11th, Saturday 7:00-8:30pm.
Fee: $30/person. $50/two family members
Whether it’s from finding research projects or internships, preparing for math or science contests, forming clubs or non-profit organizations, or of course, preparing for the rapidly approaching SAT/ACT/SAT2/AP tests, you start (or maybe continue) to feel the pressure of reaching one of those distant, “glorious” Ivy League schools.
If you have already overcome the hurdles of junior year, the description above may sound strikingly familiar to you. If you have not yet reached that point, you may be feeling like buckling up for the ride ahead. This seminar can help anyone from middle to high school.
Speaker: Joey Hong is a recent graduate of The King’s Academy–a small private Christian school, and an incoming freshman at Caltech. If you were to skim through his college application, you would find that his high school experience was actually quite different from that of public school students.
Activities: The King’s Academy is unlike the notable public schools of Lynbrook, Monta Vista, and others around here, and therefore, he was raised in a very different academic environment. These are several things that he did in high school:
- Founder of school’s math club and physics club
- Participant in math and physics competitions
- Volunteer work in math and programming instruction
- Web-development intern
- Independent STEM research project
High School Reflection: How does your high school environment affect the college application experience? Can you have a successful college process without overwhelming yourself with stress? These are questions Joey can answer without hesitation.
- High School is about discovering yourself, NOT molding yourself into the perfect college applicant.
- You can get into college WITHOUT fixating on finding the perfect extracurricular activities.
- You DON’T need to sacrifice all balance and fun for academic achievement.
In the presentation, he will be covering my own high school journey, and analyzing the things he did to get me to this point. he will discuss the impact of my school and how it made the college application process different. Furthermore, he will also be going over the things he believe he should have done differently.