First Start for Freshmen: Advising Hours with Giebien

Recorded Wednesday, December 30 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Giebien Na for another installment of CollegeVine's First Start for Freshmen Advising Hours!

In this event designed specifically for current freshmen in high school and their families, Giebien will open the floor to allow you to ask any and all questions you might have about navigating the first year of high school and how to set yourself up for future academic success.

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

Your host

Undergrad College: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

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 Giebien and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
2:54@d:which major is easier to get in with, history or political science?
7:11@Aparna:How is the best way to apply, and get in contact with people for internships?
10:13@d:I'm putting together my four year plan... how many courses should I take in junior/senior years if I'm targeting the most selective colleges? I plan to take AP's in all core courses.
14:44@d:Are the college representatives visiting schools the same ones reading the applications, ie. regional readers?
19:47@anonymous:What do colleges think of dual enrollment?
21:05@d:can you talk about life of a student athlete in college?
24:18@Aparna:How would I choose the best college for myself, or create a good list of colleges?
29:19@Aparna:Does college like candidates more if they have taken both the ap and ib test for a subject?
29:54@password:what colleges did you apply to?
30:47@d:As a student-athlete, I'm interested in Ivy vs D3... could you compare the day to day differences? thx
32:34@RebekahL:Does making a club during Highschool, give you a higher chance of getting into a college?
34:52@anonymous:I am a student in Kosovo in 10 grade with a very weak school system and want to go to a professional educational institute, what should I equip myself with?
36:17@Aparna:Are there any specific extracurriculars in STEM that would make us stand out to colleges?
38:45@password:how do I find a mentor for research if I am interested in Finance and Econ?
40:12@RebekahL:I am a Freshman and I want to become a Dentist when I am older, What should I major in? and What should I minor in?
41:15@password:is it better to be well rounded or angular when applying to undergrad business school?
43:49@d:can you share your stats? GPA, SAT, etc. and your list of accepted schools? how many schools did you get into?
49:12@d:can you share what your spike was during college admissions?
54:14@password:what careers are you looking for now?
56:11@d:I want to be a lawyer, what extracurriculars should I consider?
57:41@anonymous:Do they give out full scholarships?
60:12@d:I have enough money saved in my college fund, but my parents' income is down by a lot... would I qualify for financial aid?


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