- Many career paths can lead to a happy life.
- College, vocational programs and the military are just a few of the possibilities.
- The right career path should meet your child’s needs right now. Read On: :-)
At a Glance
Competitive Summer Programs for 2020 by category
Students interested in STEM have a bevy of excellent choices including Michigan State’s HSHPP Program, the MIT: Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering, or the PROMYS program at Boston University. Math-specific programs such as the Ross Mathematics Program at Ohio State or MathILy ay Bryn Mawr College are worthwhile pursuits for the quantitatively-inclined.
We visited this school when Shreya was on the hunt. For the $$ and the rating this is a top of the line school in an ideal location. They have a great CS program as well as a solid liberal arts program. https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/university-washington .
Some web links, resources discussed in the class are:
9th and 10th Grade - Session I9th and 10th Grade - Session II
Shreya is amongst an amazing team of college going kids who are represented in this list https://toolkit4college.wordpress.com/. These students are happy to share their learnings and why they made that college their priority.
I've always admired my mother's tenacity and zeal for life. She picked a lot of herself during her masters in English literature and Philosophy and I was witness to that change. I heard Fareed Zakaria's famous book in 2015 on the merits of a liberal arts education. With those two data points and knowing Shreya's personality, choosing a liberal arts school was a no brainer. She's a big believer in girl power and was fascinated by all-girls schools.
Wellesley was our top choice of all the all-girls schools and we toured learned about almost all of them. The access to MIT was an important part of the decision making criteria as well. The gender focus was very important to Shreya. Being in tech myself, I experience first hand how women self select themselves out of promising tech roles at work simply because they view themselves as a skewed minority in the class. Take a look at this article for more context. At Wellesley, Shreya is exposed to strong women role models and has developed a strong sense of her self. Seeing a class full of women in CS will only make it harder for her to make an excuse to drop the class or the major IMHO :-). Her personality is more liberal arts-based but not getting a CS education is a nonstarter in our house :-). Wellesley had the perfect liberal arts environment and has a strong well regarded CS program https://www.wellesley.edu/cs .
Look around you, there's literally nothing you can do without access to technology. The largest five companies in S&P 500 are technology companies, control 25% of the revenues of that powerful index. In today's digital economy, just knowing the three Rs i.e. Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic are clearly not going to get you over the hump.
My daughter Shreya recently taught a remote learning class in Python programing. For an CS class she had great success with a 100% course completion and that was attended by a global audience. She requested I join one of the sessions to talk to the needs in the field and I happily obliged.