I cannot gush enough about KC! KC and I didn’t really know each other before this summer, but she wasted no time in letting me know exactly how dedicated and hard working she is. KC is one of our peer advisors, so she’s keeping up with close to 30 students despite being located across the country for the… Continue reading Intern Spotlight: KC
Carlos is a young man I’ve seen grow so much in just the past three years. I only recognized him by face when he attended the first college tour I planned back in Summer 2013 but I really got to know his story and life passions when we spent hours after school fine tuning his personal statement for… Continue reading Intern Spotlight: Carlos
I first met Cierra when she was a second semester high school senior. We had worked together on her college applications for close to half a year before our actual meeting, but we had never seen each other face-to-face until several months after she was accepted to Rice University on Early Decision. To this day… Continue reading Intern Spotlight: Cierra
We’re back! After a mini summer vacation during which we left the entire BridgeYear operation to our eight wonderful interns, my cofounder and I are back in the game. We were thrilled to come back to a flurry of updates from the team: Many of our students are now meeting their BridgeYear advisors at their… Continue reading A Huge Shoutout to the Dream Team
BridgeYear’s very own intern and aspiring graphic designer, Tam Ngo, has done some AMAZING work on creating a look for BridgeYear. Check out the 4 logo options below (the first three have different fonts) and vote on your favorite!
Let’s say your good friend has a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. He confides in you, and so you help him sign up for a gym membership. The gym is super conveniently located – right next to his apartment – and there’s even a discount! You even promise that you’ll treat him to a… Continue reading My Thoughts on College Access – Part 1
After the first week of their internship, I asked the interns to share the one word or phrase they would use to describe their experiences thus far. Like I expected, there was a range of responses, from “slightly frustrating” to “we’re figuring it out” to something along the lines of “inspirationally depressing.” Their analysis made… Continue reading Week 2: #MakeItHappen