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Announcing our 2020 Admissions Results

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We are proud to announce the results from our students in the class of 2020. These students worked extraordinarily hard over the…

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…

A Guide to Navigating COVID-19 for Parents of College-Bound Teenagers

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Note: We are also hosting a free webinar on this topic on Wednesday, March 25th at 5pm EST. SIGN UP HERE At…

February Recommended Readings

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In our work as coaches to high school superstars, we come across important stories on youth innovation and college admissions. Every month,…

Coach Profiles: Introducing Justin Gupta

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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. In this post, you’ll meet Justin Gupta, a Georgetown alum and experienced social entrepreneur who has consulted with a number of prominent education and tech companies.

Four Highly Influential Teenage Spikes

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We often get asked “what does a good Spike look like?” The best way to answer that question is by pointing to specific examples. Here are four famous, world-changing spikes that were started by high school students.

2019 Spike of the Year — Greta Thunberg: Fridays for Future Movement

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Greta Thunberg won the Time Person of the Year with her Spike, the Fridays for Future Movement. We’d like to recognize her with our own distinction: The Spike of the Year.

How We Hire Our Unicorn Coaches

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At a 2.5% hire rate, it’s harder to become a coach at The Spike Lab than it is to get into Harvard. This article gives you an inside look at what we look for in our coaches and the interview process we’ve designed to make these difficult decisions.

2019-2020 Top College Supplemental Essays

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Colleges have released their supplemental essays for the 2019-2020 application cycle. This post includes a list of the supplements for most of the top colleges.

“College Admissions Seminar” Asia Tour!

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As a result of the Harvard Affirmative Action lawsuit trial documents recently made public, we know exactly how the Harvard admissions process…

Startup Boot Camp and Pitch Competition in Beijing!

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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.