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How to Make the Most of Your High School Internship

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 2, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you a high school student interested in getting an internship? Internships are a great way to learn about different careers, as well as get experience that you can include on your resume and college applications. 

Read on to learn what the benefits of internships are, what work you’ll be doing, how to find a great internship for you, and how to get the most out of your internship experience.

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What Is the Duke High School Pre-College Program? Should You Do It?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 19, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Other High School, Extracurriculars

After canceling their summer residential programs in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic, Duke has officially announced that they’ve permanently canceled the Duke TIP program. Instead, they’ve replaced it with the new Duke high school pre-college program for high school students!

With all the changes to the Duke TIP program, there’s a lot to know about how Duke’s Pre-College programs have (and haven’t!) changed. We’ll go over everything you need to know, including: 

  • The differences between the new Duke Pre-College Programs and the Duke TIP
  • Things to consider if you’re thinking about participating in Duke’s Pre-College Programs for high schoolers 
  • The details of the Duke Pre-College Program for 2022, including how to apply 
  • Tips for creating an awesome Pre-College Program application 

If you’re interested in taking part in one of Duke’s pre-college programs, read on to find out everything you need to know about the new system!

 

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What Is the Duke University Summer Program for Middle School Students?

After canceling their summer residential programs in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic, Duke has officially announced that they’ve permanently canceled their TIP program. 

To take its place, Duke has created the middle school pre-college program! This program is brand new in 2022, and it’s designed to help middle school students get a jumpstart on their college prep. 

Since the Duke University middle school program is brand new, we’ll go through everything you  need to know about what it is, how to apply, and the benefits you’ll receive as a participant. We’ll cover: 

  • How the Duke pre-college programs changed, and how the new Duke summer programs are different from the old Duke Tip program
  • If Duke University middle school program is still used to identify and enrich talented students
  • What you should consider before applying to the Duke pre-college program for middle schoolers 
  • How to apply to the Duke middle school program 

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the new system!

 

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152 Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Mar 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Summer programs provide high school students with opportunities to explore their academic interests and spark new passions. They also allow high school students to get a taste of college life and meet other students from all over the world.

In this article, I'll provide a list of over 150 colleges throughout the United States that host summer programs for high school students. Furthermore, I'll give you information about what pre-college summer programs are like and how you can select the right program for you.

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Should You Participate in the National Student Leadership Conference?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 22, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC)? Maybe you've heard that participating in NSLC is a great way to impress colleges, and you're wondering if that's true. Spoiler: If you're considering NSLC because you think it's prestigious, you're in for a rude awakening. Keep reading to learn why.

This guide will go over exactly what NSLC is, what its potential benefits and drawbacks are, and how you can decide if you should participate in one of its programs.

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The National Youth Leadership Forum: Should You Go?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 22, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard of the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF)? Perhaps you've heard that attending the NYLF is a great way to improve your chances of getting into top colleges, and you're wondering if that's true or not. Spoiler: If you're considering NYLF because you think it's prestigious, you'd be dead wrong. Keep reading to find out why.

This guide will explain what NYLF is, what its benefits and drawbacks are, and how you can decide whether or not you should participate in it.

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54 Great Medical Programs for High School Students + Advice

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Dec 14, 2021 7:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Thinking about a career in medicine? I highly recommend trying out some medical experiences in high school before committing to a pre-med track. Many of my high school friends who hoped to go into medicine ended up changing their major during college when the pre-med courses got too difficult.

Doing a medical internship, summer program, or community service project in high school can help you decide if medicine is the right track for you before you waste time and money going pre-med in college. This guide will explain what experiences are open to you as a high school student, what those experiences involve, and how you will benefit from them.

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Should You Attend Yale Young Global Scholars?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Oct 28, 2021 6:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard of the Yale Young Global Scholars program but aren't sure if it's worth attending? YYGS is a summer program for high school students run by Yale University. Some attendees love their experience, while others don't feel the program is worth its high price tag. So, should you apply?

This article will explain exactly what the benefits and drawbacks of YYGS are, as well as the questions you need to ask yourself before you make a decision to attend.

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The Best 12 Math Competitions for High School Students

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 18, 2021 8:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Math competitions are a fantastic extracurricular activity for high school students. Math competitions help students improve their math skills, earn scholarships, and stand out as college applicants. 

If you are interested in getting into high school math competitions but aren’t sure where to begin, this article is for you. We’ll give you all the details on 12 math competitions for high school students, including the eligibility requirements and cash prize opportunities for each competition. 

We’ll also briefly explain how to decide which math competition is right for you and how math competitions can help you shine as a college applicant. So let’s get started!

 

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The 11 Best Computer Science Competitions for Teens

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you a coder or computer science lover and want to show off your skills? Computer science competitions are a great way to do that! We've gathered information on 11 of the best computer science and coding competitions high school students can participate in. Look over the descriptions that seem most interesting to you, then keep reading to learn everything you need to do to make participating in these competitions stand out on your college applications.

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The 11 Best High School Science Competitions

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

Love science and want to show off your skills? High school science competitions are a great way to do that! But which competitions will impress colleges the most? We've gathered information on 11 of the best science competitions for high school students. Look over the descriptions that seem most interesting to you, then keep reading to learn everything you need to do to make them stand out on your college applications.

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What Is the Putnam Math Competition? How Can You Excel?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 15, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Looking for information on the Putnam Math Competition? Have you heard that the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an incredibly challenging exam for undergrad students that regularly stumps math whizzes? Interested in learning what you can do for a shot at the top score? In this guide, we explain all the information you need to get ahead, including what is the Putnam Exam, what the questions are like, and what you need to do to be ready for it.

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How to Stand Out in the Regeneron Science Talent Search

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jun 9, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Each year, high school seniors from all over the U.S. enter their independent, original scientific research in The Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly called the Westinghouse Science Awards). The competition invites the most promising applicants to showcase their research projects in Washington, D.C. and compete for big cash prizes. 

Are you a budding scientist looking to earn some extra cash for college? If so, then you should consider entering the Regeneron STS! 

To help you put together a top notch Regeneron STS application, this article will: 

  • Explain how the talent search works
  • Give you a step-by-step breakdown of the application and competition judging criteria
  • Provide examples of winning STS research projects
  • Walk you through four tips for creating a winning application

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

 

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How to Stand Out at Regeneron ISEF: 5 Key Tips

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 3, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

Have you heard about how impressive the Regeneron ISEF (previously called Intel ISEF or the Intel Science Fair) is and want to know if it's true? Can it really be a ticket to acceptance at top schools? Yes, the Regeneron ISEF is a highly-competitive science fair that attracts top high school students from around the world. Read this guide to learn how to get into ISEF, what a top project must have, and how you can put yourself in the best position to win this competition.

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Should College Athletes Be Paid? An Expert Debate Analysis

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

The argumentative essay is one of the most frequently assigned types of essays in both high school and college writing-based courses. Instructors often ask students to write argumentative essays over topics that have “real-world relevance.” The question, “Should college athletes be paid?” is one of these real-world relevant topics that can make a great essay subject! 

In this article, we’ll give you all the tools you need to write a solid essay arguing why college athletes should be paid and why college athletes should not be paid. We'll provide:

  • An explanation of the NCAA and what role it plays in the lives of student athletes
  • A summary of the pro side of the argument that's in favor of college athletes being paid
  • A summary of the con side of the argument that believes college athletes shouldn't be paid
  • Five tips that will help you write an argumentative essay that answers the question "Should college athletes be paid?" 

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