[NYC Event] A Different Approach to Getting Into a Top College (Sept 23rd)

[NYC Event] A Different Approach to Getting Into a Top College (Sept 23rd)

[NYC Event] A Different Approach to Getting Into a Top College (Sept 23rd) 1280 720 Katherine
Learn what it really takes to get into selective colleges and how your children can position themselves for the admissions process. Admission into top universities has grown 4x more competitive over the last 30 years, and criteria have changed. As a result, college prep strategies must change. For example, the most common advice given to high schoolers — to be “well-rounded” — is now misguided for high-achieving students.

The seminar will start with an insider look at what it takes to get into top tier colleges. As a result of the trial documents made public during the recent Harvard Affirmative Action lawsuit, admissions experts now know exactly how the Harvard admissions process works. We will give you a synthesis of the most important findings.

After that we’ll discuss two paths to college admissions: the so-called “snowplow parent” approach and the “snow day parent” approach. We champion the latter to our students. Come learn this effective and more empowering approach to college prep.

The seminar will be given by Lloyd Nimetz, the founder and head coach of The Spike Lab, an innovative college admissions consultancy and startup incubator for high schoolers. Nimetz is a native New Yorker who has degrees from Collegiate School, Williams College and Stanford Business School. He has started five companies in NYC, Silicon Valley, Buenos Aires, Mumbai and Taipei and is passionate about developing purpose-driven innovators with the skills and mindset to thrive in life.

Designed for parents of high schoolers.

Date And Time

Mon, September 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Convene, 530 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10036




Marketing and Operations Manager at The Spike Lab.

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