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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.

Make The Most Of Your Summer Break: Part 1 (9 Things to Do)

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The summer presents a unique opportunity because of how much time is available. Make the most of this opportunity and spend it doing something that will really help you in the future.

How To Get Into Harvard: Lessons from the Harvard Trial

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No decision has been reached yet in the Harvard admissions trial, but it’s already changed the world of elite college admissions. This post takes an inside look at Harvard’s admissions processes and discusses some of the biggest takeaways and what you can do to increase your chances of getting into Harvard.

The Front, Side and Back Doors into Elite US Colleges

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The massive admissions scandal shook the foundation of the American college admissions system. In particular, it exposed the existence of immoral and illegal “side doors” into elite universities. This article explains what you need to know going forward if you’re considering hiring a private counselor for college applications.

The Spike Lab’s Reason for Being

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This article explains our company’s mission: to develop “purpose-driven innovators for life”. We are working to foster a fundamental paradigm shift in adolescent education that puts the development of purposeful innovators at the center.

When Each College Posts Their 2019 Admissions Decisions

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Seniors are awaiting college admissions decisions with bated breath. In this post, we provide the dates that students can expect to hear their decisions from all of the top colleges.