Getting into the college of your dreams is a great adventure. Once there, studying hard, applying your talents, and using the skills you have learned up to that time will be exactly what you should be doing. Then you will graduate, and start on a career path that will be much different than the one your parents traveled. Your career will evolve as the world around you evolves through science, technology, and the changes in culture. You will need to evolve with it, and on the way you will become an expert. Just don’t be surprised if that expertise turns out to be in a different area than when you started.
You may be an expert at something right now. Maybe you are an inventor, an artist, a writer of short stories. A great accomplishment and strong credential to add to your college application is “author.” If you’ve ever thought about writing a book, write one as an expert and tell someone how to do what you do Then self-publish. A new book by Amy Lorenti — writer, designer and digital media marketing expert — tells you how in A Writer’s Guide to Fame and Fortune — Get the respect you deserve, the work you want, and the money you’re worth. Check it out (available at Amazon.com in paperback and in Kindle books). Writing a book as a subject matter expert may just be the boost your application needs to get you into the college of your dreams.