WHAT TO DO TO BE SELECTED FOR A GOOD COLLEGE IN THE USA VS BRAZIL

WHAT TO DO TO BE SELECTED FOR A GOOD COLLEGE IN THE USA VS BRAZIL

August 17, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


one of my my biggest doubt when I moved to the US how the college works and how is college in URLs because in Brazil it’s it’s pretty easy and straightforward you go there you do exam and you are likely to go or not right and in the US you always see all this this movies and everything that you have to go do it a good GPA you need to do is for to need to be a good citizen and do like you humanitary work for something against to get a good grade and then you were like selected by the college to start studying there so can you explain to me how really work to be selected for college in the u.s. oh and one more thing and the issue over here is the new intern network of us here in Hill at Packard Enterprise hello Brazil whoever is watching yeah so the biggest difference from what was described there is that the tests are important but a lot of its just a baseline standard so when I say baseline standard I mean things that you have to do to even be eligible but after being eligible they no longer matter that much so getting a good test score is super important but it’s not going to get you into the best school getting a high GPA is important to have but it’s not going to get you in anywhere all it does is disqualifying me so if you have if you have bad grades in high school bad test scores you are just not going to be considered um but to actually get into these schools it requires extra things that we talked about so thank you so so so basically if you’re like a very good student in your entire life you’re getting like straight A’s all the time doesn’t guarantee that you go to a good college but guarantee that you be in the process of that college gia so everyone who applies will get considered but you won’t really be considered if you don’t have those me okay if you if you have like C’s entire life you just you just ripped yeah they look at your resume or application pass it off in less than is less than two seconds okay so where the interesting stuff happens is if you do lots of competitions if you’re really really good at sports music robotics engineering if you do like your own projects on the side if you you know started a business if you have done an insane amount of community service work okay and on top of that if you have a very very good and compelling story to your life in your own growth so one thing that has been recently extremely emphasized even though it’s very subjective is your life story in how you can convey that in the essays that they asked you so something that most high school students spend the most time in applying is on those essays so tell me about yourself or describe something a challenge that you face they’ve had to overcome why do you want to do what you say you want to do are you passionate things like that have a lot of emphasis now because there’s so many qualified students there’s so many students we can get straight A’s who can get test scores because high school classes aren’t super hard okay and there are things that can prepare you to take the test well so beyond that they have to differentiate using okay so give example if you if you are a student that don’t have like a very very good wealthy family if you have like a disease when you’re like 10 years old and you you pass for so many bad things your life you probably have more chance yeah um so I guess that’s again not politically correct to say even because you know having like having unfortunate circumstances I think can give you something it doesn’t have to be that way the reason it helps is because it makes the story the narrative very easy to write in an expressive and alright like compelling way so if you have very good essays that can sometimes even you know overshadow you not being like the best athlete or or doing internships volunteer work so let me give you another example imagine you go like B and a s and you are in the average you’re not very good sports but you do like robotic competition and you want that could be really good for you it could be so and it usually requires you a to either do a lot of things like a lot of different things so you have to be pretty good like you know winning in sports music and robotics for example or you should be the number one high schooler in the state for something or like the best if you are the best and you own one thing that’s also good okay so imagine like you go to a competition that is like I don’t know what a quiz show and you won that so probably go really high in the scores okay so depending on your depending on what is so very popular ones are athletics of course music this competitions and with robotics is always you know global level global scale tournaments as always National Science Olympiad and things like that and if you’re in the top echelon up there that’s very helpful as well okay so let’s talk a little bit about to so because people understand so you you are you are doing Berkeley that is one of the top 20 Collins in the u.s. yep right you are a straight-a student in college um in high school you do music yep and what else so we did you two to get you elected for Berkeley alright so a couple things yes I do music so I played piano for about seven years and I completed the certification process that says like I’m legit at the end kind of thing okay um I did tennis so I was on the varsity tennis team but even that was kind of minor so I was you know maybe 100 or so in the state nothing super at the top so you are one at the top 100 yeah for tennis players in your state or something around there 4-h 14 yeah that’s really good and then in a no in lore because as you get older people get better and then I did robotics so I did two types two types of robotics okay one is vex robotics and that’s like actually building a robot so you build these twelve by twelve by like fourteen robots and they go fight other robots and some kind of gladion oh nice so it’s part of it you know can you push around other robots part of it’s like an objective so an objective could be like move the sacks over here and that kind of thing okay so one is more like practical use case of robot yeah and the other is just a fight alright so this is just one still so it’s like both Oh both in the same time one arena and you have four robots two teams and then they go you know play the game the game is think of like football right so the objective is to move the ball over but at the same time you can like go hit people and you can make sure they don’t work okay now so football is not soccer it’s American sorry American football yeah um so that was one thing so we got to our team got to the World Championships three times so ready yeah so it was an Anaheim actually so he’s mark boy we went down there got to and got pretty far in this like the small thing so we got like an excellence award which means you on the top certain number of teams got super trashed when you get to like you know round of sixteen and that kind of thing so that was really fun and a good like college stem so this is kind of like a Mickey you know you can think about okay the next robotics we did was called zero robotics so this is your probe it’s only programming you’re programming this robot that is like in space so you have co2 thrusters and you have other objectives as well so okay so so you have like as a simulator and you program over that same way yes okay so you um again do some objectives so like you know dock with some module and do a spin and then come back to or something that would be something you do okay um so for that it’s worldwide at the beginning and then it separates into Europe and the US okay and I think my majr we were number one in the US and and what they did because of that so really smart boy so they actually sent our code to the space station and they ran it on the real life robot that’s in space nice man so your code runs the task in the space station yeah like a trivial one but yeah really yeah so MIT and NASA and like ARPANET or something they partnered and they have so they had these robots for learning and like kind of thing and they come so at the final round of the competition this two robots again and if they both perform some tasks and a which everyone gets the higher score wins and for to run the finals instead of doing the simulator they ran it on the real one on the real me on the real yeah okay so in each thank you so much I just want to fish in this video saying one thing people really don’t understand why the innovations are here in the u.s. I think here the this is the biggest example right so a guy I kid like a 14 15 16 year old care and right in high school need to do something like this just to go to college it’s a good college right and if you go to Brazil or most of the other countries the kid really doesn’t need to do any on this and you just need to really really good at the tasks to enter the college so I think this is this is something unique here so thank you so much and the next videos are going to talk about how is life in college right and how you choose your course inside the college thank you my right and thanks Aneesh thanks