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!