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What’s the Secret Ingredient to a Competitive Summer Program or College Application?

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Mar 14, 2019 2:20:00 PM

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? 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.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs

Art: Summer at Penn - Introducing New Media Major

Posted by JKCP on Feb 22, 2019 12:24:55 PM

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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Topics: JKCP Student Spotlight, Pre-College Summer Programs, Art or Architecture at PennDesign, JKCP News & Updates

10 Things You'll Do This Summer at International Leadership for Social Impact

Posted by Michelle Fan on Feb 5, 2019 11:18:31 AM

International Leadership for Social Impact (ILSI) is a unique four week program that teaches the skills for a career in global leadership. There is so much more to the program than just the academic portion of it! Michelle is a counselor at the program and highlights 10 of the best parts of the program. 

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Topics: International Leadership for Social Impact, Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs

How to Help Your High Schooler Grow Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Dec 3, 2018 9:19:00 AM

There are a lot of articles about what values parents should instill in their children in order to help them achieve an entrepreneurial mindset. While most of this advice is sound, such as teaching your kids risk/reward, allowing them to learn from their failures, and modeling hard work, many of these are overarching parental philosophies that can ring hollow – they sound great, but exactly what does this mean on the ground?

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, Julian Krinsky Business School, Pre-Professional Programs

Experience Summer Camp at Yale University - Are you Ready for an Ivy League University?

Posted by Alex McLoughlin on Nov 20, 2018 2:33:00 PM

Prospecting institutions of higher education can be an intimidating experience for any high school student. Those who may have spent only a limited time away from home and are now considering their first adventure in another state—perhaps another country—often find it daunting, to say the least.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, Pre-Professional Programs, yale

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