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.
𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 .
Top tier universities like 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐝,Upenn,CMU, 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 𝐔𝐂 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐲 and 𝐑𝐮𝐭𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 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?
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. A strong application will have 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬, 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬. 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. Here’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. It’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!