In the digital age, we are plagued by "fake news", hypersensitivity, and the anti-science movement. Skepticism is more important than ever.
As a life coach, I help students develop curiosity, purpose, skills and interests that no one else has. After all, the road to success isn't paved with numbers (GPA, SAT, APs, etc.) -- it's paved with verbs!
Stanford is a dream school. With its huge endowment, symbiotic relationship to the Silicon Valley, and endless opportunities (you'll be taking introductory-level classes with bestselling authors and former world leaders), it's no wonder the 2016-2017 application season yielded record-low acceptance rates.
2017-2018 will probably only be more competitive.
Which is why it's more important than ever that your Common App and supplemental essays are authentic and unforgettable.
Eva Glasrud completed her B.A. and M.A. at Stanford. She is now a college counselor and life coach for gifted youth.