How to succeed in college with Elias
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About this livestream
Everyone’s always worried about how to get into college — but how do you do well once you're actually there? Stop by to get some advice from host Elias, who has been to three so far (and counting!)
Elias will give you his best advice for collegiate success, covering everything from study habits to networking and work-life balance. You can also interact with him in the chat to get personalized advice based on your individual preferences.
Elias’ advice is like a Sour Patch kid: it’s sweet and sour, comes in many flavors, and is never a boring experience. So stop by ask a few questions or stay for the whole session for a tasteful guide to succeeding in higher education.
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my third year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored hundreds more through my livestreams. I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist, and I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and as Opera Saratoga's assistant conductor. I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States, and I'm looking forward to making my international conducting debut in Vienna this fall.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.