In this episode, Shellee and Jin Yun Chow discuss:
- Having a mentor that helps you discover your potential
- How Polygence helps students discover what they want to do in college
- The truth about picking the right college for you
- The process of picking colleges and majors can be nerve-wracking, but you will get there, especially if someone pushes you to realize where your passion lies and how to make it to your advantage.
- Test the waters. As soon as you figure out your passions, create a project based on those passions – it can serve as a test drive for a possible college major or career.
- The college experience can be very similar at any college. Choosing the right mentors is the key, but it’s also what you take in class, who you make as friends, and how you go the extra mile that really makes your college career as rewarding as you want it to be.
“You can develop into an awesome human being wherever you go, because it is what you make of the experience that matters much more than the type of stone that makes up the building that you’re in. — Jin Yun Chow
About Jin Yun Chow: Jin Yun Chow has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a PhD from Stanford University.
She is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Polygence, a team of academics and educators united in their passion to make research more widely accessible to all interested students and is committed to cultivating multi-faceted intelligence — with mentors covering diverse disciplines across the humanities and STEM.
Connect with Jin Yun Chow:
Connect with Shellee Howard:
Show notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.
Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.