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Student Spike Stories

Spike Stories: Allison and Populearn

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Meet Allison, one of our former students who launched an awesome Spike to help students learn Chinese history.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Ines Gramenga

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In this post you’ll meet Ines Gramenga, a LSE and Stanford GSB alum and an experienced consultant and entrepreneur.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Anna Neverova

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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.

Spike Stories: Yani’s Green Gym

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Yani is one of our former Spike students — now at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. As you can see…

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike

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If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!

Coach Profiles: Introducing Spencer Whale

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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…

Coach Profiles: Introducing Sara DuPont

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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 Sarah DuPont, an experienced educational entrepreneur and Williams and BU MBA alum.

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.