In this episode, I reflect on a recent conversation I had with a rising senior PrepWeller (Kina). What started off as a brainstorming session for her college essay, took an unexpected turn. As I dug into her background, likes/dislikes, and aspirations, we came to the conclusion that Computer Science may not be the path for her. This came as a surprise, as she has always thought of herself as a Computer Science person. What was her true calling? How did she handle this tension? What was her new major preference?
0:01:27 Kina's profile
0:02:15 The big assumption
0:03:00 Why Computer Science?
0:03:45 Outside influences
0:04:20 Robotics Club
0:07:05 Non-robotics interests
0:11:25 A new major preference
0:12:15 Unchallenged assumptions
0:13:50 Application just got easier
0:14:15 How to be competitive
0:14:50 Beyond admissions
0:15:25 Moral of the story Follow us:
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