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The Spike Lab’s College Admissions Results 2021

The Spike Lab’s College Admissions Results 2021 1000 1000 Xueying Chen

Congratulations to all of our high school seniors in the Class of 2021 on their college acceptances this year! You did it!

How To Choose Between The ACT And The SAT, 2021 Edition

How To Choose Between The ACT And The SAT, 2021 Edition 1200 315 Charlene Chiu

If you’re opting to submit an SAT or ACT score to colleges, this up-to-date guide helps you decide which test to take.

How To Write A Stellar High School Resume

How To Write A Stellar High School Resume 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Struggling to write your first resume as a high school student? Check out this guide on how to craft one for an internship or college app.

The Ultimate Guide to College Recommendation Letters

The Ultimate Guide to College Recommendation Letters 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

Recommendations are becoming more important in college apps. We outline why and how you can improve the quality of your recommendations.

Time Audit: The First Step to Better Time Management

Time Audit: The First Step to Better Time Management 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Always feel like you’re running out of time? In this blog, we’ll explain how to conduct a time audit and analyze your time management.

Time Management and Productivity for Teen Entrepreneurs

Time Management and Productivity for Teen Entrepreneurs 1001 1000 Charlene Chiu

How well your business runs depends on how well you manage your time. Check out these ways to manage time for max productivity.

CollegeBoard Cancels SAT Subject Tests: An Opportunity for Students

CollegeBoard Cancels SAT Subject Tests: An Opportunity for Students 1000 675 Charlene Chiu

CollegeBoard is discontinuing the SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT essay. Here’s what students can do with their extra time.

Craft Your Best Pitch II: Guided Examples

Craft Your Best Pitch II: Guided Examples 840 840 Charlene Chiu

We previously explained how to craft a pitch. In this blog post, we’ll show you two example pitches and explain what works and what doesn’t.

Craft Your Best Pitch I: Where to Start

Craft Your Best Pitch I: Where to Start 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Got a great idea for a product or project? Not sure how to pitch it to potential users? Here’s a guide on how to start!

December 2020 Recommended Readings

December 2020 Recommended Readings 1280 672 Xueying Chen

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

New Senior Advisors Join Us in Hong Kong

New Senior Advisors Join Us in Hong Kong 1280 640 Xueying Chen

In December 2020, King Sze Yip (left) and Jane Griffiths (right) joined The Spike Lab team in Hong Kong as Senior Advisors.  In this post, they talk about their shared history and what drew them to The Spike Lab’s work.

Learning to Rest

Learning to Rest 1280 384 Larry Liu

It’s a hard lesson, but sometimes you need to slow down in order to go faster, and sometimes you need to lay down in order to run.