Someone we know had a hand in championing Google’s current homepage. A Google employee, he helped sway one of the biggest companies in the world to make such a wonderful statement endorsing equality for all in sport as we approach the Opening Ceremonies for these Olympic Games from Sochi. He happened to attend a highly selective college and the reward for his actions is a most powerful statement to the world today. Highly selective colleges seek students who are going to make a difference in their corner of the world. They seek students who are going to be change agents.
And you can tell a lot of that from an application — from the letters of recommendation to the admissions essays and even to how you present yourself in alumni interviews. Are you someone who presents throughout your application as someone who is going to go along with the status quo? Are you someone who presents as someone who is going to color inside the lines? Or are you someone who’s going to challenge that status quo, someone who will dare to color outside the lines and, in so doing, create art?
Ivy Coach salutes Google and its employees who spearheaded this remarkable statement of inclusivity and equality for all. If you’re a college applicant, start thinking about how are you going to change the world? What difference will you make? These are questions admissions officers at highly selective colleges ask themselves as they review your application. Who wants to pass on admitting the next Bill Gates? Nobody.