As COVID-19 continues to disrupt countless businesses, schools, and community institutions we have been given a precious opportunity to stop and appreciate the “little things” we often take for granted.
Whether that means we take more walks throughout the day, or spend time with our families, this gift of time helps us to pause, take a break, and re-focus on what’s important.
However, one thing most people don’t consider is that this “time off” is a perfect time to also strengthen your college application.
Before we understand how you can use this time to leverage your college application, let’s take a look at how the college admissions process is being impacted:
What can we learn about college applications from social media influencers?
In a world where after 48 hours people only retain 1% of the content they have been exposed to, it’s imperative to separate oneself from the crowd to influence an application reviewer’s decision towards you. And the number one way to influence people towards you is to grab their attention.
The first thing you need to take into account is gaining people’s attention is a privilege, not a right. They are not forced to listen to what your content is. They choose to. In order to move them towards you it is important that you are relatable and unique.
An example would be using personal stories to share your experiences. Many times applicants list statistics and accomplishments, but they don’t explain the story behind how they achieved them. Thinking about social media influencers, is their own personal experiences (not lists of facts and figures) are what get your attention and...