Capstones: what they are and why you need one

Recorded Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


What is a capstone project? How will it help me stand out to colleges? And what does it convey to admissions officers?

Stop by this Wednesday to have all these questions answered, and more! Shravya will walk you through how to plan and execute your own capstone project in a way that will demonstrate passion and growth to admissions committees. She'll cover the entire process of a capstone, from ideating your project idea, to finding the resources to make it a success, and (of course) discussing your capstone in college applications. There will also be time for questions, so be sure to let Shravya know in the chat if there's anything else you were wondering about the capstone process.

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.
1:17@User812:Can hear and see you!
4:09@nicolehattonn:is it basically a passion project which is also your spike?
10:19@nicolehattonn:how would you do it if you aren't exactly sure what to major in or specific passion
13:11@nicolehattonn:it's kind of hard for me to find my common thread
16:54@nicolehattonn:i like dance, journaling/art, speech, key club and leadership
18:12@nicolehattonn:i have a bullet journal instagram and on my school's hip hop team
19:51@R9:I enjoy music and creating music with my band. I also have a passion for business. How can I create a project that would involve these passions.
21:35@User812:Does your capstone need to relate to your major?
22:37@nicolehattonn:if i created artistic service events in key club and leadership through organization using the bullet journal system does that count as a capstone project
26:37@nicolehattonn:do i need to create the annual/regular long term event or is it ok if i was a part of an event that was already established but i contribute to it
32:03@nicolehattonn:i have to go but thank you! your streams are very helpful!
38:02@Sydb:Thank you!


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