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Beyond Grades and Extracurriculars: How will you make sure your application stands out?

Hear from a Former Duke Admissions Officer about how your extracurriculars and essays come together to convey a compelling personal narrative that resonates with admissions officers at highly competitive colleges. Tuesday, February 7th 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET

It takes more than perfect grades and well-rounded activities to get into top universities.

So how can you stand out from thousands of other qualified applicants?

Tune into this webinar to hear from Sonam, a Former Duke Admissions Officer and Crimson Senior Strategist, about how your academics, extracurriculars and essays all contribute to your personal narrative and a winning university application. Learn how to strategically build your application for the most competitive colleges in the US — from the Ivy League or Stanford to Duke, MIT and more!

In this webinar, Sonam will cover:

  • What a personal narrative is and why it’s important
  • How to weave your personal narrative throughout your application
  • What personal qualities and themes admissions officers look for beyond impressive academics and activities

Plus a LIVE Q&A with Sonam at the end!

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Meet Your Speaker: Sonam Aidasani

Former Admissions Officer at Duke University | Senior Strategist at Crimson Education

Sonam earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Education from Duke University. After graduating, she became a Senior Admissions Officer with the Duke Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where she read and evaluated over 10,000 applications! She also has worked on partnerships with both CollegeBoard and ACT.

As a Senior Strategist at Crimson, Sonam now uses her knowledge and experience from working inside the Admissions Office to support students on their journeys to some of the best universities in the US.

Sonam A.


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Our services are based on our belief that every student deserves individualized support in every aspect of their application(s) from a team of highly specialized experts who are graduates from the very universities our students are aiming for.

From university selection strategy and standardized test prep, to essay support, extracurricular mentoring and interview practice — we leave no stone unturned, making sure your application stands out above the crowd.

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