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Being a strong rower and good student is not always enough

Trial in Boston over Harvard’s admissions process reveals multitude of factors that determine whether a candidate is admitted. “Underwhelming personalities can even undermine the prospects of elite athletes. Exhibit A: the case of a woman who’d been recruited for the Harvard crew team, whose documented lack of “spark or enthusiasm or any particularly compelling or […]

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The Power of Teamwork

The sport of rowing best demonstrates the power of teamwork. http://www.worldrowing.com/news/lessons-teamwork-from-rowing

Life lessons learned from rowing

Competitive rowing teaches lessons that are invaluable for all aspects of life.   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/8-things-competitive-rowing-taught-me-leadership-antonio-stephens/

College acceptance is only one step towards success

Now is the season for early decision and while everyone hopes for a positive decision the reality is that  many different colleges can work very well  for you. http://pennwpadmin.wpengine.com/on-receiving-early-decision-news-good-or-bad/

“What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)”

Eric Hoover writes in a New York Times (Education Life section)  article dated November 1, 2017 “The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you.  No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/what-college-admissions-wants Rower’s Edge can help recruited athletes navigate a different experience but the […]