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College Admission and the The Millennial Generation Presented by Eric Gutierrez Based on Seven Steps To Becoming A Competitive Student and Compelling College Candidate
Who Are They & What’s The Big Deal?
Email is just too slow, and they seldom use snail mail (traditional mail). Czechoslovakia has never existed. “Go West, young grad” has always implied “and don’t stop until you get to Asia…and learn Chinese along the way” They never twisted the coiled handset cord aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the telephone. “Caramel macchiato” and “Venti half-caf vanilla latte” have always been street corner lingo. DNA fingerprinting and maps of the human genome have always existed. Russians and Americans have always been living together in space. Having hundreds of cable channels but nothing to watch has always been routine Few in the class know how to write in cursive Fergi is a pop singer, not a princess Colorful lapel ribbons and bracelets have always been worn to indicate support for a cause. Second-hand smoke has always been an official carcinogen. Korean cars have always been a staple on American highways. Band-Aids have always been available in varying skin tones. Mindset of Millennials
Parenting Buy Smart Phones for children Constantly Connected (Digital Natives) Customization/Personalization is important (phones, clothes, shoes, etc.) Post 9/11 environment - Safety of Major Concern Helmets – bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc. Car Seats Organic Foods Padded playgrounds Scheduling of Extra Curricular Activities
Perception of “risk-taking and success”
The “ME” Generation!
How to engage millenials?
My Perception of Millenials Confidence Arrogance Team - oriented Individual Accountability Entitled Searching for purpose Full of hope Lack basic ‘soft skills’ They ask WHAT Not WHY Driven Don’t fully understand competition Confidence Arrogance Team - oriented Individual Accountability Entitled Searching for purpose Full of hope Lack basic ‘soft skills’ They ask WHAT Not WHY Driven Don’t fully understand competition
There are no short cuts to getting into college!
Describe the world you come from.- -For example, your family, community or school and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. (UC Applications) Tell us about an idea or an experience you have had that you find intellectually engaging. (Stanford) What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (Harvard) Thomas Edison failed many times before successfully inventing the modern electric light bulb. He said, "If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Reflect on an accomplishment you achieved in an unlikely way. (USC) If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be, and how would you do it differently? (NYU)
Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s capabilities, or the degree of confidence that people have in their ability to succeed at a task that matters to them. Developing Self Efficacy
Investment in Learning and Achievement Potential to Benefit and Contribute at the University
Finding Meaningful Extra Curriculars What does this mean? “We retain 10% of what we read. We retain 20% of what we hear. We retain 30% of what we see. We retain 50% of what we hear and see. We retain 70% of what we say. We retain 90% of what we do. What does this mean?
R I G O R Compelling Increasing Rigor Increasing Rigor Substantial Depth Substantial Depth Passion Passion Selective Consistently rigorous course loadConsistently rigorous course load Sustained ImprovementSustained Improvement Rigor should not declineRigor should not decline
Education and Academic Entrepreneurism Increased efforts to recruit international students. International applicants to graduate school outnumbered U.S. Applicants. (Princeton Alumni Weekly, 2011) International Students increased by 5 percent to over 720,000 during the 2010/11 academic year. International students contribute $21 billion to U.S. economy through expenditures on tuition and living expenses (U.S. Dept. of Commerce).
Globalism Impact on Primary, Secondary, and Higher Level Education Systems Tomorrow's leaders pride themselves in their ability to problem-solve though diligent planning, engage in effective communication techniques, collaborate, and apply team building skills. They are strongly independent and have the skills to think and act interdependently.
The Myth of a Well-Rounded Student Colleges want a well-rounded class, not a well-rounded student. * Holistic Admissions Model
The College Game Begins in 8 th Grade Middle School schedule allows for exploration, establish a vision, or develop a dream Create a 4-year academic plan Develop shorter range goals Create a 4-year summer plan that directly speaks to vision, dream, at very least establish a skeleton.
Breadth Vs. Depth Interests in playing an instrument: Band, first chair, regional youth symphony, engage in a larger meaningful project where you apply your affinity to music with larger community, etc. Art: Art Classes, Community College Art, Community Projects involving art, start to develop a portfolio (online), Showcase Art in an exhibit or create your own exhibit with your personal work and others, intern/work at graphic design company. English/Humanities: write for school newspaper/broadcast, local newspaper, L.A. Youth, identify a paper internationally and write for their paper or blog (international correspondent). Obviously, this is not something you start your senior or junior year of H.S. HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR PASSION? This is something like dating vs. engagement/marriage You must have a “courting” period
Top Choice Student A GPA - 3.87 AP Classes: 6 SAT 2300 Summer School Volunteer at High School Piano, Level 9 Community Service: Volunteered in Tijuana Orphanage SAT Prep Academy Volunteer with Autistic Kids at CPE Student B GPA – 3.67 AP Classes 3 SAT 2150 USC Summer Journalism Program College Course: Comm. Stud. Internship: Local newspaper as a reporter and published Intensive Journalism Program: UCLA Developed Own Online Show (Youtube) about teens in journalism w/translations in ‘x’ languages
Top Choice Student A GPA - 3.58 ; ACT 32 AP Classes: 4 USC Course on American Legal History UCLA’s Mock Trial Institute & Summer Law Institute Columbia University, Summer Program for High School Students, Constitutional Law or Leadership in Law George Washington Univ. Online Course: Law and Evidence, Inside Criminal Law Internship with area law firm, concentration on civil rights law Student B GPA – 3.83 AP Classes 6 ACT 35 National Honor Society Key Club Related Volunteer Hours: 800+ M.U.N Summer School Enrichment Program: “Algebra II” Traveled to “x” Country with family for month. COSMOS Summer Program Started a Debate Club Internship: City Hall/Library