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Healing The Whole Family (NYTimes)

Healing The Whole Family (NYTimes) 1280 853 Guest

My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain.

Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School

Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School 1000 652 Guest

This is a guest post written by our coach, Grace Chiang. It’s no question COVID-19 has massively disrupted the education of hundreds…

Empathy Interviewing: How to do It and Why it Matters

Empathy Interviewing: How to do It and Why it Matters 1000 795 Guest

Empathy interviewing is a valuable skill for anyone in the early stages of an ambitious project. In this post, our coach Sara DuPont breaks down best practices for empathy interviewing.

Mindful Practices for Navigating Coronavirus

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This is a guest post by our coach, Jane Marie Chen, the original post can be found on her website here.  Most…

Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students 1280 652 Guest

For international students, navigating the US financial aid system can be confusing. The entire process of understanding the types of aid available, researching scholarships, sifting through requirements, and submitting applications can take months. This post will provide a brief overview of the most important things you need to know when seeking scholarships.

Mastering College Interviews

Mastering College Interviews 1280 848 Guest

College interviews can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process. The good news is that they don’t have to be if you know more about the purpose of the interview and how to prepare.

Why You Should Limit Your College List

Why You Should Limit Your College List 1280 835 Guest

When it comes to college applications, many students think more is better. More applications means a better shot at getting into a great school, right? Wrong! Read this blog to learn how over-applying can actually hurt your admission chances.

How to Identify Your Safety, Match and Reach Schools

How to Identify Your Safety, Match and Reach Schools 1280 649 Guest

Are you creating your college list? Don’t fall into the common trap of choosing all reach colleges! Categorizing colleges in Safety, Match and Reach colleges is very difficulty, especially for international Asian students. This article provides instruction on how to do it.