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  • Shilpa Bekal

Technology skills that can open doors at top colleges!!

All parents wish for their kids to get a degree and most dream of their kids getting into a top university. However, many students do not get into the university they deserve to be in.



๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ .

Top tier universities like ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐,๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ญ๐จ๐ง, ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ฏ๐š๐ซ๐, etc., receive more than 40,000 applications each. About 25,000 of these applicants have a GPA above 4.0 and great SAT scores. However only about 2000 students get selected


Second and third tier universities like ๐”๐‚ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ and ๐‘๐ฎ๐ญ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ etc also reject more than 20,000 applicants with great GPA/SAT scores. So how does a university pick one student over 12 others with great scores?


๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ. A strong application will have ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ. However most kids these days are into extracurriculars which are way too common.


Example of a common extracurricular profile

Music: piano, violin, clarinet.... Clubs: robotics, chess club, debate club.. Competitions: Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad Sports: basketball, soccer, karate, football..

These are all great extracurriculars but too common to set students apart. Hereโ€™s where having technology skills can not only give skills necessary for future jobs but also make students stand out in college applications.


Example of a strong extracurricular profile:

Learnt programming at an young age

Built a business ready website

Built 3 apps that have x (many) users on App stores

Worked for a software executive during spare time

Researched on new AI developments


Of course this cannot happen overnight. Learning programming is like learning math. Itโ€™s a skill that gets better as students practice from a young age and increase difficulty level over time. Technology skills will be needed in almost all fields in the future and showing tech expertise will set students apart with a great college application.


We are excited to be in the business of helping kids build the necessary tech skills so they pursue their dream college and their future jobs whatever those may be!

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