Episode 10 – Stay True. Be You. Get Admitted

When we are young, we tend to go with the crowd, do what is popular, dress to fit in. It takes courage to be you. We don’t like to admit it, but even as adults, we often fall prey to doing what everyone else says to do. Parents suggest universities they’ve read about in magazines and rating guides. Students listen to the seniors that have come before them and assume they too will find happiness at colleges Suzy, Sophia, Danny or Diego now attend. 


To become the best version of yourself takes courage, will, grit, and so much more. But on the other side of that is freedom.


The Lesson is this: Discover what makes you cool. Then, find the college that gets you.   


Vice President of Enrollment at Harvey Mudd College, Thyra Briggs, is an advocate is exactly this concept: Be YOU and find the college that says, “YOU are exactly who we’ve been waiting for!” 


Get the best tips from VP Briggs on how to find yourself, write about yourself, and find your way to the college that just gets YOU!

Guest Bio:

Thyra Briggs

Thyra Briggs is the Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid at Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California. Briggs has been the Vice President at Harvey Mudd since 2007.  Prior to joining Harvey Mudd, Briggs spent fifteen years at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York where she moved from Admission Counselor to Dean of Enrollment. During her time at Sarah Lawrence, Briggs also served as curriculum director for the New York State Summer Institute for new admission and college counselors. Since joining Harvey Mudd College, Briggs spent five years serving on the board of the Common Application, including one year as chair. She graduated from Connecticut College magna cum laude with a double major in religious studies and child development. 





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