Lloyd Nimetz

Serial entrepreneur, educator, investor, milonguero, dog-lover and Coach, Founder & CEO of The Spike Lab

The Spike Lab’s Reason for Being

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This article explains our company’s mission: to develop “purpose-driven innovators for life”. We are working to foster a fundamental paradigm shift in adolescent education that puts the development of purposeful innovators at the center.

How to Optimize Your Digital Footprint for College Applications

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A large percentage of college admissions officers now Google applicants to learn more about them. Your online profile, including your social media accounts, will influence your application so don’t make the common mistake of forgetting to consider it part of the college application process.

The Spike Lab Expands to Hong Kong

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We’ve expanded to Hong Kong! Learn more about what that means here.

Spike Stories: Meet Philip Kuo

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This is article is part of our series featuring the Spikes of Taiwanese students who got accepted into top US colleges. We hope these stories help exemplify the little known yet courageous stories of hard work and achievement, starting with Philip Kuo — a freshman who got accepted at the #6 undergraduate engineering program in the US.

How We Define Great Spike Coaching

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What does great coaching or teaching look like? There is no one answer to this age-old question, but this article reveals how we evaluate the quality of all our coaches!

The “Asian Tax” In College Admissions

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Are Asians judged at a higher standard than everyone else by US College Admissions? This blog post explains this hotly debated topic and provides some practical tips for Asian applicants.

Make The Most Of Your Summer Break: Part 2

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During summer break don’t fall into the common trap of thinking that it’s enough to just have packed schedule with great programs, internships, summer classes, test prep programs, traveling and/or itineraries. It is still important to do your own strategic planning if you want to make the most of your time.

The Case For Spike Coaching

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A Spike is a unique and impressive achievement that showcases your passion and helps you stand out to college admissions. But why does The Spike Lab’s college counseling program focus so heavily on Spike coaching when other college counselors don’t? Learn about why we believe so strongly in having an amazing Spike and why it’s worth the time and investment.

Make The Most Of Your Summer Break: Part 1

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The summer presents a unique opportunity because of how much time is available. Make the most of this opportunity and spend it doing something that will really help you in the future.

Should you go to college in a Trump America?

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“Is it safe?” Many international students have been wondering how safe it’ll be for them to study in the U.S. under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Read this post to get a sense of how Trump’s campaign and victory is affecting the education world.

Five Biggest Mistakes International Students Make When Applying to US Colleges

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This post was made in partnership with Forbes Asia and covers some of the largest mistakes international students make when applying to colleges in the states.

The Spike Lab’s Reason for Being

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Get an inside look at how our founder, Lloyd Nimetz, thinks about the mission of The Spike Lab: so all students graduate from high school with the achievement skills needed to become leaders and entrepreneurs. Please, not, this is an outdated version of our mission statement. The latest can be read here: https://thespikelab.com/the-spike-labs-reason-for-being-2/