From the Founders is a college admissions podcast featuring a rotating cast from our team, including Co-Founders, Raj Patil and Jon Frank.
“There was one moment, though, that seemed to light some eyes up around the room… the moment I spoke about taking risks in application essays.”
Our General manager, Sarish Kasat, took some time to sit down with our Co-Founder, Raj Patil, to discuss a recent talk he had given to a group of highly motivated students and parents in Portland, Oregon. While the talk was wide-ranging, one of the main topics was Raj’s perspective on taking risks when writing application essays. He talks about two forces at play in many student’s heads while writing.
- The desire of a student to truly express themselves in a particular way.
- A “vapor of nervousness that enshrouds the entire process of not making mistakes, not stepping into danger territory.
Force #1 often gets overpowered by force #2. Where do students go from there? Listen in.
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