Smart Steps for Sophomores: Advising Hours with Yesh

Recorded Wednesday, December 23 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Yesh Datar for another installment of CollegeVine's Smart Steps for Sophomores Advising Hours!

In this event designed specifically for current sophomores in high school and their families, Yesh will open the floor to allow you to ask any and all questions you might have about navigating the second year of high school and how to continue to develop your profile in preparation for the college applications process.

Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to learn from other viewers' questions!

Your host

Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
1:50@anonymous:Should I enter subject-based Societies such as The English Honor Society rather than entering the National Honor Society?
3:17@anonymous:How do I find volunteering opportunities within my community?
5:56@anonymous:I've heard a lot about how the pandemic affects college admissions for upperclassmen, but will lockdown change the way that ECs will be evaluated for current freshmen/sophomores?
8:16@alysonnguyen:Do you have any tips on networking and how to get internships?
12:06@anonymous:what is one study/productive habit that was most beneficial to you during your past/right now years of studying and finishing work?
15:34@anonymous:Do you have any tips or advice on studying for PSAT, SAT, and ACT?
18:56@TK:can u please mention any good resources or website or books for practice for PSAT/SAT/ACT
21:02@anonymous:Do you have any tips for public speaking or interviews?
22:49@anonymous:- what is one thing you would say that in the sophomore year that I should be most aware of, mostly know about?
25:46@anonymous:how many AP classes should I be enrolling in right now? (as in sophomore yr, or in ur experience?)
27:32@anonymous:Should I take AP classes that don’t really match the major that I plan to study? Let’s say that I want to study Medicine, should I take AP History and English?
30:06@alysonnguyen:How would you describe your experiences at Boston University?
32:22@anonymous:What are your general tips for time management? How much time should one be spending outside of school on studying or extracurriculars?
37:05@anonymous:What is one good way to really stand out on your college application?
41:12@anonymous:How do you keep yourself motivated?
43:25@anonymous:what are your thoughts on dual enrollment? Some people say it's better than AP, less time consuming, etc?
46:14@anonymous:I study in a school outside of the U.S. but it does follow the American System up to a point. I am a bit confused on what you mean by extracurriculars. Are they like electives or after school activities?
48:02@TK:Does dual enrollment mean, running start too?
49:42@TK:If i take AP courses, do I need to [ for sure] take the AP exams? how does it effect the college admissions, taking the AP exam or not?
53:55@anonymous:I'm confused about the ap courses, so to say we did the course we would have to take the exam and it costs money right
56:30@asanchez174:What do you suggest doing over the summer this year to better your chances of getting into top colleges?
58:05@anonymous:Is there a way that I can get help in college counseling when it comes to foreign schools? For example, my school’s college counselor only specializes in the Americas and Europe but doesn’t really know much about Asian schools.
60:48@anonymous:what is one main tip/tips when thinking and preparing for future colleges, especially as sophomores?


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