The Unspoken Reality Behind the Harvard Gates | Alex Chang

  • Published 10 months ago
  • 7

Alex Chang is the founder and CEO of Ivy-Way Academy, CTO of a tech startup on skincare, a dance teacher, and a hacker.

He is also one of the few people who openly talk about what universities appreciate when it comes to your application. He was not exactly an Ivy League material in high school. He did not finish top 5 in his public high school in New York, nor did he get a near-perfect SAT score.

Alex did not win any national honors in math, he was not on the lacrosse team, he did not have rich and famous parents, and similar Ivy League credentials. So, how did he manage to get into Harvard, and finish?

After getting a BA from Harvard and finishing his education at the Harvard Graduate School in Education, he serves as a role model for students who want to reach their dream school.

In his TED talk, Alex shares his secrets to Ivy League admission. But he also warns about the life behind the Ivy League Gates. Things are not always pretty as they seem on the outside.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Social
harris tweed documentary
youtube icon
05:08
Beauty +1

Weaving is a method of textile production where two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles. The goal is to form a fabric or cloth. It is similar to ...

  • 196
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
migration to Canada
youtube icon
52:21

America is one of the countries where people migrate to. The American Dream. The American Dream. Fulfill your dreams in America. But what about Canada?Canada is slowly becomi...

  • 232
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Social
women social media
youtube icon
42:27
People +1

Most of us scroll through Facebook and Instagram on a daily basis. And by doing that, we are guilty for creating a cult we all suffer from.Yes, we create the cult we hate. No...

  • 554
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
Social
emotional intelligence
youtube icon
28:03
People +1

There are hidden messages in every emotion. But how good are you at identifying them? The more you learn to identify the messages and act upon them, the more emotionally matu...

  • 1,068
  • 3 months ago
  • 5(3)
Avatar

4,131 Videos / 11,091,865 Views
Tags

Related Articles
At the time of the disaster, the Soviet Union did not want to alert the Western World, and waited 36 hours for evacuatio...
  • 980
  • 7 months ago
There are 25 minorities in Yunnan, 25 of which have more than 5,000 members. Among them, 16 are indigenous. The biggest ...
  • 911
  • 7 months ago
Facebook was launched in 2004, at a time when MySpace was still the King of the social media. Younger people also used H...
  • 909
  • 8 months ago
Mosuo tribe families consist of 10 or more members, but all of the real estate and property is in the hands of the woman...
  • 1,423
  • 10 months ago