Smart Steps for Sophomores: Advising Hours with Amanda

Recorded Thursday, February 18 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Amanda May 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, Amanda 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: Duke University '20

Major: Biology

Work Experience: Amanda has worked in four different research labs, two at Cambridge University (U.K) and two at Duke University. Additionally, Amanda worked as a tutor for Biology and Chemistry for several years and also served a sales manager for an apartment complex.

My Admissions Story: Amanda applied to colleges in both the UK and the US. After being accepted to Duke and visiting campus during the accepted students' weekend, Amanda knew that Duke was the perfect fit for her.

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 Amanda and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
3:32@anonymous:what should we be doing over the summer/ for the rest of the year?
6:22@anonymous:what should i do to get ready for my senior year?
12:40@anonymous:with subject tests cancelled; should we be taking AP courses outside of what the school offers With subject tests cancelled, should we take additional AP courses in the summer
13:43@renee.w:how many AP classes should we be taking junior year
15:07@anonymous:how many leadership positions should we have in the coming years?
16:28@anonymous:what do colleges look for when applying?
20:27@anonymous:is there a certain way to land internships/similar opportunities?
25:24@kayhicks05:what were your extracurriculars?
27:20@renee.w:how many clubs did you participate in in highschool
27:57@anonymous:What should I do if I have no idea what path I want to take when i go to college.
30:55@kayhicks05:how important do you think test scores are to the application process?
33:19@anonymous:what if you like CS but don't want to do engineering?
36:47@anonymous:Is it better to do internship or prestigious summer programs/courses like Stanford
38:23@anonymous:How did it feel going from high school into college? What was different?
42:49@anonymous:Will you offer this again?
48:21@renee.w:Should I take a language course throughout all years of high school?


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