Should I apply to colleges that seem out of reach?
In considering which schools to apply to, I've realized that some schools are definitely reach schools. Is it worth it to apply? #university-applications #college #reach
It really does not matter which college you attend. The important thing is that you make sure that you are following a career area for which you are well suited, do the best that you can to get the best grades that you can, and participate in networking and career experience opportunities that will allow you to become acquainted with and involved with people in your career area of interest. You will be creating connections that will benefit you throughout your education/career journey. During my years in college recruiting, I have encountered too may students who did not take the time and make the effort to follow these steps and ended up in job/career areas for which they were not well suited.
Ken recommends the following next steps:
In addition to the awesome answers provided, I ask that one consider "how awesome is it going to be when I get accepted to this school/program" vs "what if I don't get in"...in other words, framing your expectations that any school you apply to is within reach, can help individuals to keep an open mind both in the application process and in your college journey.
Best of luck to you!