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Coach Profiles: Introducing Sonia Garcia

Coach Profiles: Introducing Sonia Garcia 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

An entrepreneur, designer, and engineer, Sonia is passionate about the application of human-centered design (HCD) and technology to improve quality of life.…

Hiring a College Consultant: What You Should Consider

Hiring a College Consultant: What You Should Consider 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Hiring a college consultant is not altogether different from finding a coach for a triathlon. Here’s what to look for and avoid.

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Self-Motivation For Students & How Parents Can Help

Self-Motivation For Students & How Parents Can Help 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Self-motivation can be hard for students to build and maintain. How can they practice motivation as a skill? How can parents support them?

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Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes TSL Different

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes TSL Different 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Are you a teen who wants to a business? Or become an innovator? In this article, I’ll describe the unique benefits of learning entrepreneurship in high school, highlight the beliefs that set The Spike Lab apart, and shout out a few other notable programs.

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition 1000 1000 Larry Liu

The importance of self-reflection for students appears in both a Spike project and colleges applications. But how do you cultivate this skill that is essential for lifelong learning and success?

Do College Rankings Matter

Do College Rankings Matter? See What They Measure

Do College Rankings Matter? See What They Measure 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

In his podcast, Malcolm Gladwell criticized The US News college rankings. Do college rankings matter? We explore what they actually measure.

Sixteen Kid Entrepreneurs Dazzle During Pitch Night

Sixteen Kid Entrepreneurs Dazzle During Pitch Night 940 788 Lloyd Nimetz

This article showcases the Spike pitches of sixteen kid entrepreneurs who recently finished our inaugural Young Innovators Program, in partnership with the New Jersey professional chapter of the famous African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

The Spike Lab successfully completed 1st Young Innovators Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha students

The Spike Lab successfully completed 1st Young Innovators Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha students 940 788 Lloyd Nimetz

Our first pro bono Young Innovators Program with the famous African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, was a success! Learn more about how this workshop serial version of our 1:1 Spike Coaching program develops teen entrepreneurs.

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College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes

College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

  In the same way that Covid has radically transformed so much of our society, it has catalyzed major shifts in the…

Books for Young Entrepreneurs: Best Recs & Resources

Books for Young Entrepreneurs: Best Recs & Resources 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Does the idea of being an entrepreneur feel overwhelming? Like you don’t know where to start? This is why we’ve compiled the best books for young entrepreneurs!

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Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore

Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Decades before, a well-rounded high school student could easily gain college admission into the most elite schools. However, the elite college admissions system shifted with the times. Knowing how modern college admissions has evolved historically can help today’s applicant understand how to stand out in today’s competitive environment.