Seniors: how to ace your last semester

Recorded Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 09:30 PM

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Senioritis: it’s an affliction that befalls nearly every 12th grader. With graduation, college, and an entirely new future on the horizon, it can be easy to daydream and slack off of instead of focusing on your classes. While it’s definitely ok to be psyched about your future, high school isn’t over just yet for you second semester seniors—and there’s still a lot that you can get out of these last few months.

Join Elias and Yesh as they provide their advice for how to make the most of your last semester. Feel free to stop by to ask a few questions, or stay for the entire hour to get some helpful tips for acing your last semester!

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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

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 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.


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