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Ep. 97 | The Magic (Or Miscue) Of Sophomore Year

Sophomore year is the most important year of all. Find out why.

Show Notes:

In this episode, I discuss one of the biggest "ah-ha" moments I've had over the course of the last 10 years of teaching and advising students and families about the college admissions process (including going through the process with 3 of my 4 sons so far). If your child wants to stand out among their peers, they need to accomplish certain things by the end of their sophomore year. This podcast will enumerate each of those things. If you are the parent of a rising 8th, 9th, or 10th grader, this is the episode for you.

0:02:15 Will your child get it?
0:02:40 Complacency
0:04:00 The decision
0:04:44 Why so pivotal?
0:05:14 Time to focus
0:06:29 Academic trajectory
0:06:53 Permanent study habits
0:07:27 College athletic aspirations?
0:08:34 Service Academy or ROTC dreams?
0:09:10 Your first job
0:09:30 Establishing your reputation
0:10:04 Summer planning
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Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank (2X), etc.
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