Level Up: Goal setting

Recorded Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


With so much pressure to perform well in school and dedicate any free time to the college application process, high school can get very overwhelming very quickly. In this new series called Level Up, we want to give you our best tips and tricks for taking care of yourself while still being productive enough to meet your goals.

In this kickoff episode, Shravya will walk you through our first topic: goal-setting. We’ll talk about what it means to set goals based on your values and how to set realistic and achievable standards for yourself in a way that keeps you motivated.

This will also be an interactive session — so come with a pen and paper so you can partake in a custom goal-setting exercise. And as always, we'll work to answer any questions you may have in the chat throughout the session.

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

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 Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
8:15@anonymous:What was the goal app name you mentioned in the beginning?
22:38@anonymous:For letter of recommendation can we ask our teachers from sophomore year? or does it have to be specifically from junior year?
29:50@bhavyalinga:I'm working on making an app. can you give me an example of how to break it down
32:56@slivyspice21:Can you go over how to goal set for the SAT
36:23@anonymous:Getting a mentor for medical research is one of my goals, can you help me break that down?
41:23@Cici:How exactly does a Letter of Recommendation work? Who submits the letter to the collage/university?
42:52@TK:where do i start first with or how to start the process regarding college search and choosing major? I am entering high school this fall.
47:21@stemcurious:How can i explore public and global health in high school
51:56@anonymous:How significant are AP classes in high school and how many should I take if I want to get into a selective university?
58:32@mimi:Can you recommend some tool or links that compare colleges?
60:28@TK:You mentioned some places to look for courses. can u pls repeat them... coursera??
62:09@anonymous:Thank you!


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