An entrepreneur, designer, and engineer, Sonia is passionate about the application of human-centered design (HCD) and technology to improve quality of life.…
College applications are extremely time consuming, thanks mostly to supplemental essays. This post details some of the colleges that don’t require supplements and could make great additions to your college list with little to no time commitment.
The Additional Information section, whether in Common App, Coalition, or the UC application, is a vital opportunity for you to communicate valuable information in your application that might not fit elsewhere. This post breaks down how to fill out this section of those applications.
In his podcast, Malcolm Gladwell criticized The US News college rankings. Do college rankings matter? We explore what they actually measure.
Recommendations are becoming more important in college apps. We outline why and how you can improve the quality of your recommendations.
In our work as coaches to high school superstars, we come across important stories on youth innovation and college admissions. Every month, we share our round-up of the most important ones. This month highlights the importance of social-emotional wellness during COVID and lessons on learning entrepreneurship. We hope you enjoy them!
In this post, we share Buddy Tutoring, the awesome Spike that Felicia launched to help connect students with free tutoring.
Back before the coronavirus pandemic had swept the US, a small group of our team members and coaches gathered together in upstate New York for our Annual Coach Summit. We reflect on it in this post.
In this post, you’ll meet Steven Eno, a former teacher and engineer who has built multiple successful STEM and innovation programs at high schools.
Meet Allison, one of our former students who launched an awesome Spike to help students learn Chinese history.
In this post you’ll meet Ines Gramenga, a LSE and Stanford GSB alum and an experienced consultant and entrepreneur.
At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you.