Week 3 Part II: Why I Chose My School

Week 3 Part II: Why I Chose My School

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College tours typically end with "why I chose to go to this school." A panel of current college students will discuss how they went about looking for colleges and ultimately what led them to decide which college to attend. Everyone will be different and have different criteria, but hearing someone’s thought process and approach may spark inspiration on how to go about it for yourself and things to consider.


Learn about the importance of selecting a university that REPRESENTS YOU.


  • 10 minutes of introductions
  • 30 minutes of discussion over narrowing down your list, and finding the perfect school
  • 20 minute Q&A with Fiveable College Students

Meet the hosts - Week 3


Darshana is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill double majoring in Psychology & Information Science with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. She is pursuing a career in Product/UX Design and is currently one of the design interns at Fiveable!


Lani is a rising sophomore at Luther College, studying Music (with an emphasis in Cello Performance) as well as working towards a double minor in Spanish and Linguistics. When she’s not practicing, she loves to read, write, and spend time with her friends.


Brandon is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University, with an intended major of International Political Economy. Originally from Spring, Texas, he is interested in pursuing a career in politics or international relations and enjoys working out or scrolling through TikTok in his free time.


Abby is an incoming freshman at the University of Michigan, studying business administration and design. Outside of school, she enjoys mentoring kids in STEM, attending hackathons, and trying new ice cream flavors. Her career goal is to design technology for social good, particularly in the field of educational equity.


Tina Chingaya is the Executive Assistant to the CXO and is currently studying at the University of Texas at Dallas. He loves engaging with other students about the future of education and the role Fiveable and others are in to change it! One of Tina's life goals is to start a non-profit to help democratize education worldwide for kids in need.

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Week 0

🎉 Kickoff Week

Kick off the summer college program by mapping out your growth goals, meeting your accountability team and de-stressing college with motivational talks.

Week 1

🏛 Choosing a Major and Comparing College VS Alternate Paths

Dive into the college experience by choosing a major you'll love and comparing college with alternate pathways.

Week 2

💼 Resumes

Learn how to build a good resume and find internships that make your experience stand out.

Week 3

🛤 Choosing a College (or alternate path)

Choose your top colleges and then compare which one is the perfect fit for you.

Week 4

📅 Applications Week 1: College App Due Dates and Standardized Testing

Test the waters for college applications by navigating due dates and what standardized tests (SAT/ACT) you need to take.

Week 5

🚦 Applications Week 2: Navigating the Common App and Application Essays

Submit your best possible common app and school-specific applications by writing top notch essays.

Week 6

💬 Applications Week 3: Recommendations and Interviewing

Seal the deal on your dream school with the right recommendation letters and nail your Interview.

Week 7

💰 Financial Aid Week 1: Understanding FAFSA and Student Loans

Understand financial aid (FAFSA) and student loans options that'll help make your dream a reality.

Week 8

💸 Financial Aid Week 2: Scoring Scholarships and Grants

Get scholarships and grants that seem like they were created just for you.

Week 9

🌱 Growing Beyond the Classroom

Explore gap years, volunteer opportunities or what life might look like if you headed straight into the workforce. The possibilities are endless!

What you will need

Additional event happening this week!

Getting Involved: The Benefits of Joining a Club or Organization in College

Wed, July 28th @ 4:00pm CST

Are you in a club right now in high school? Do you want to continue this club during your college experience? You came to the right place! Colleges have an array of different clubs and organizations that pertain to student interests from academics, culture, faith-based, honors/achievement, sports, and more!

Come learn more about how you can get involved in college at this free college Discord event in the Discord Stage: Getting Involved: The Benefits of Joining a Club or Organization in College!

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