Student Name and Location: Laura, California
Academics: 3.8 GPA, 1520 SAT, 42 IB
Triangle of Talent Focus: Building A Shy Student’s Leadership Skills
Process: Shy students can struggle with the leadership aspect of the admissions process, but ThinkSTEP always discovers how to bring the students’ strengths to front and center. During the self-discovery process, ThinkSTEP found out that Laura expressed her emotions by wearing specific hairbands that she had knitted together herself—purple for happy, red for angry, black for sad. ThinkSTEP suggested, “why not share this idea with other shy students to help them communicate?” And so her company was born! After two years of dedication, Laura had two classmate employees and was selling hundreds of hairbands each semester across several schools in her community. With her “leadership” portion of the ThinkSTEP Triangle of Talent fulfilled, she gained admittance to UCLA as a Psychology major!