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Embrace Uncertainty

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

As a teen, you may find that you are doubtful, unsure, or even afraid of a lot of things. Did I do well on my math test? Did I get a good score on my SATs? What am I doing after high school? These might be some of the questions weighing on your mind at … Continued

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Start Planning For Your Career

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

Believe it or not, now is the best time to start thinking about your career. You’re probably thinking, “But I’m only in high school!”. And that’s what it makes it perfect!  It may sound scary and overwhelming, but even having just a general idea of what you want to do in the future puts you … Continued

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Don’t Let These 3 Myths About College Lead You To Choose The Wrong School

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

From the beginning of the college application process, and often even before, high schoolers are told they’re headed towards the “best four years” of their lives. But this depiction of college as a manic adventure full of nonstop partying and fun actually only scrapes the surface of what college is really like. Like most things … Continued

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Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

If you read our last post, you know that grit is what you need to be successful. To truly be the greatest you can be and reach your highest potential you need to pair your grit with a growth mindset. If you can do that, you will find success in this World. So let’s find … Continued

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Summer 2017: Summer Springboard @ UC Berkeley

Author: Tracy Eckard

Summer 2017: Highlights from Summer Springboard at UC Berkeley Students arrived on campus at Berkeley eager to begin an exciting two-week pre-college experience. We started the program off with an orientation and some teambuilding and ice-breaker games to get to know one another. We were delighted to see the students connecting so quickly and excited … Continued

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Summer 2017: Summer Springboard @ Yale

Author: Tracy Eckard

Summer 2017: Summer Springboard at Yale This year we welcomed two cohorts of students at Yale who were eager to begin their exciting two-week pre-college experience on the historic campus. Each session started with orientation and some teambuilding and ice-breakers to get to know one another. We were delighted to see the students connecting so … Continued

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Summer Springboard’s Summer Reading List

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

Summer Springboard is all about personal development. One of the best ways to develop and become a better person is through reading. Not only do you develop a better vocabulary, find new models for your own writing, but books can help you expand your worldview and understanding of others. This summer when you are lounging … Continued

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Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

If you read our last post, you know that grit is what you need to be successful. To truly be the greatest you can be and reach your highest potential you need to pair your grit with a growth mindset. If you can do that, you will find success in this World. So let’s find … Continued

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Grit: The Best Measure of Success

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

What is the greatest predictor of success? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some professionals will tell you that it is standardized test scores and GPAs. Others believe social and emotional intelligence lead the way to success. But the latest research is leaning towards something else, grit. Angela Duckworth, a researcher, scientist, and teacher … Continued

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4 Tricks to Boost Motivation

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

Motivation is a tricky beast. Sometimes you have it and you feel overcome with drive and excitement. Other times you just can’t figure out how to get started and you are trapped in a spiral of procrastination. Scientists define motivation as general willingness to do something. It is the set of psychological forces that compel … Continued

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