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Coach Profiles: Introducing Anna Neverova

Coach Profiles: Introducing Anna Neverova 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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.

Make the Most of Summer 2020 Webinar

Make the Most of Summer 2020 Webinar 1200 468 Theo Wolf

See our webinar with Preminente on how to make the most of your summer!

Coach Profiles: Introducing Spencer Whale

Coach Profiles: Introducing Spencer Whale 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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 Spencer Whale, a NYC theater director, inventor, and Cornell alum.

A Guide for COVID-19 Summer Planning (For Teens)

A Guide for COVID-19 Summer Planning (For Teens) 1200 468 Lloyd Nimetz

High school students around the world are scrambling to figure out what to do this summer due to the Pandora’s box of programmatic changes and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic . This article is meant to provide some clarity and guidance amidst the chaos.

How to Stand Out to Colleges When Tests are Optional

How to Stand Out to Colleges When Tests are Optional 1000 675 Theo Wolf

It’s impossible to know precisely how these shifts will affect college admissions, but one thing is certain: academics are going to play the smallest role they have ever played. As admissions officers have less and less confidence in their traditional measures of student aptitude, they are going to look more and more to the untraditional. Spikes will be more important than ever.

Empathy Interviewing: How to do It and Why it Matters

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

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.

Announcing our 2020 Admissions Results

Announcing our 2020 Admissions Results 1280 459 Theo Wolf

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

Mindful Practices for Navigating Coronavirus 150 150 Jennifer Eident

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

A Guide to Navigating COVID-19 for Parents of College-Bound Teenagers 1000 715 Theo Wolf

At the time of writing this post, coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit East Asia hard and is now accelerating rapidly across Europe, the…

February Recommended Readings

February Recommended Readings 1133 459 Theo Wolf

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

Coach Profiles: Introducing Justin Gupta 734 734 Theo Wolf

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

Four Highly Influential Teenage Spikes 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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.