Unique Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Published Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Tarang

Many internships can be challenging, educational, and fun. I wrote about internships on this blog before, and I focused mainly on my biotechnology internship. I found my internship through my high school, which is where one should start looking automatically. However, not everyone aspires to be a molecular biology major, and some students want to seek out internships from the “less-trodden” path. There are a large variety of opportunities available, but many students just haven’t heard the choices available to them. So-called traditional internships might involve working in a research lab or a large company…. Continue Reading

Vocabulary Distress

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by Tarang

Vocabulary can be the most annoying part of life, including the SAT. We all remember the frustration of not knowing any of the answer choices in SAT sentence completion. Sadly this humiliation does not end with the SAT; some of us continue to struggle as we read material with difficult words. One must not be pusillanimous when it comes to approaching vocab words; in fact one should reach the prodigious ability to engage in lexicon snobbery on a daily basis. The best way to attain this level of skill is to peruse resources such as… Continue Reading

Perfect Score!

Published Monday, May 23, 2011 by Tarang

Words from the wise can be the best advice and one should be all ears for what Imran Mahmood has to say. Imran received a 2400 on the March SAT and earned the Excel Test Prep scholarship of $1,000. Whether it’s his tenacity or his perspicacious judgment Imran has all the makings of  a perfect scorer. He attends Bellarmine College Prep and balances his time with activities such as Speech and Debate as well as martial arts. He lauds the strategies of Excel and believes that consistent practice (in the form of Excel’s Exam Club)… Continue Reading

Private Colleges of California Part 2

Published Monday, May 16, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we went on a journey towards Southern California and discovered 3 prestigious but low-profile private schools. Featuring small class sizes and an ample amount of majors, these colleges can meet anyone’s needs. Now let’s trek on up towards the Bay Area and the rest of Northern California and see what other academic treasures we can find. 1. University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Admissions Data (2009): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 71% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 610 SAT Math: 510 / 610 SAT Writing: 510… Continue Reading

Private Colleges of California

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Tarang

California is home to sunny weather and legendary landmarks. From sunbathed, flip-flop wearing Southern Californians to tie dye shirt wearing Northern Californians, this state offers it all. Along with glamor and beaches, California is also famous for its higher education. The state system provides amazing education in the form of the University of California and the California State University systems. However, most people have only heard of Stanford and the University of Southern California when it comes to the private schools. Private colleges are often smaller, liberal arts schools that may not be well known… Continue Reading


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