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Ep. 85 | How To Create A "Theme" For Your Application

With so few objective measures left to work with, it's important to build an application that has a "theme" that is recognizable, memorable, and aligned with your long-term goals.

Show Notes:

In this episode, I review a student's college application and the process of building a "theme" over three years. Learn what the theme was, what extracurriculars helped to fortify the theme, and whether or not it was successful.    
0:02:00 Putting lipstick on a pig 
0:03:00 What's left for admissions officers? 
0:03:48 What is a theme? 
0:05:25 Case study 
0:05:50 The 10 Extracurriculars (ECAs) 
0:07:00 Aspirations in 9th grade 
0:09:35 The student's theme: defined 
0:12:50 Context and background 
0:14:25 10 Extracurriculars (quick-read) 
0:15:33 An Admissions Officer's perspective 
0:22:40 Did you detect a theme? 
0:24:00 How will your application turn out? 
0:24:45 What's the trick? Follow us:

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