Whether you are still in high school or in your freshman or sophomore year in college, you may be one of the millions of students that are currently undecided about what they should choose for a college major. While this can be an incredibly stressful situation, here are a few tips that will help make it easier to make the decision.
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Although it’s been a few years since I’ve written my college application essay, I remember it like it was yesterday. The dread of writing an essay that was so important to my future was enough to make me procrastinate even more than usual. I think many students, myself included, put a lot of pressure on finding a story admissions officers want to hear. In reality, it’s not about writing the perfect story or anecdote, but about putting in the effort to write a well thought out essay. Once my application was finished, I can say with confidence that the hardest part of writing it was getting started. Instead of dragging my feet for weeks, I should have just dived in. The steps below are what I wish I would have known before starting my college application essay and hopefully they will help some students out there take the plunge.
Here is a radical idea: what if summer could be about relaxing, having fun with new friends while also learning new applicable skills to use in the real world? These days it seems impossible to reconcile the two. It can be stressful for students, especially those approaching prospects of college, to focus on their future when they are so caught up with homework, social life and all of the challenges of growing up. It’s tempting to just stay in the moment and neglect the bigger picture. It’s never too late, however, to map out a course of action for the future so that your goals (which may seem far off and distant now) seem practical and easy to accomplish. Here are a few of our handy tips to stay ahead and avoid falling behind this summer.
A lot of people are looking for advice on how a summer program can make their college application more competitive – but let’s back up a minute first. What if you should actually focus on how to write a compelling application to land a spot in a competitive summer program for high schoolers? There are many great summer programs in which space is limited and the application pool is very large; these types of programs typically require a merit-based application to ensure that the students chosen represent a good fit for the program, have the skills necessary to succeed and help the program itself exceed expectations.
Today, in our evolving multimedia landscape, there has never been a higher demand for professionals with digital production skills. Now, it is needed in almost every industry. Yet, technical skills without creativity only go so far. Art: Summer at Penn’s, New Media Course, bridges this gap and allows students to grow their technical production skills. Explore and experiment with digital photography, video, sound, light, projection and installation. Then students can apply this knowledge towards a career in film, museum installation, graphic design and many more. Students will learn how to edit and publish various screening formats. They will also focus on a combination of individual and collaborative projects with access to state of the art modern equipment.
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