Yes I realize some do not make college a goal, but if you do, this is for you! David Montesano’s Brand U: 4 Steps to the College of Your Dreams sets out the steps to successfully get into those “oh so elite” universities. As much as I feel the stress of choosing my life path now, Montesano’s way of “branding yourself” makes the college journey easier. “His little tidbits are things I wish I had known as a rising freshman” reports this junior! And perhaps Montesano’s method is too aggressive for you… but please at some point your freshman year- pick up a college admissions self help book.
In my tireless research I have come to enjoy the guidance in these texts as well:
Get Into Any College by Gen and Kelly Tanabe
The Best 379 Colleges published by The Princeton Review
& Colleges That Pay You Back also published by The Princeton Review
PS: As a junior who wishes success upon those students reading this-
- Get to know your guidance counselor, they want to help!!
- Find something you love and run with it.
- Make decisions based on you; do not pick classes to be with your friends; do not join clubs to write them on an application.
- Try to have fun in HS, I promise it is not that bad.
~Rory 11th Grade