A recent New York Times article discussed the value of generalization over specialization. Successful professionals are flexible, adaptable, and able to pull different tools out of their toolkit to get the job done. That versatility comes from having a broad range of skills and experiences under one’s belt, rather than singular expertise honed to perfection. But here’s the thing. In the midst of all these butterflies and roses on the winding path to enlightenment comes the college admissions process. We regularly tell juniors and seniors to commit deeply to a few things, engage in activities where they can have meaningful impact, perhaps let a few activities go so they can prioritize growth within the specific arenas they’ve chosen. How, then, does a college counselor (& parent) reconcile these competing worldviews? Find out in the latest post to the College Coach Insider blog at blog.getintocollege.com.

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