Top of the Class

Top of the Class

Hear from Harvard graduates, Olympiad medalists, charity founders, science fair winners, college admission experts and more. We get their practical tips and advice so you can do the same. This podcast is powered by Crimson Education - visit crimsoneducation.org to learn how to apply to the world’s top universities and create your own extraordinary extracurriculars.

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April 10, 2021 40 min

15-year-old STEM researcher and best-selling author, Naila Moloo is working on everything from a design for an improved solar cell, a photon rocket, a start-up, the sequel to her best-selling book and a new series of books for children. We talk how she manages her time, the challenging first publishing experience and having a boss mentality.

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    Mason Hill has a long history in education after being an Admissions Officer, a teacher and now a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education while also being a senior strategist for Crimson.

    As students around the world learn of their admission results from Ivy League schools, Mason reflects on why having a "dream school" may do more harm than good and what students can do instead.

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    When 16-year-old New Jersey student, Brandon, first read about sport psychology, he was immediately drawn to the field given his love of basketball and how the mind works.

    He's since dived deep into the topic as the founder of Mind Design Sports and the host of the Mind Design Sports podcast.

    We chat about how students can benefit from sport psychology and the challenges he overcame in launching the podcast.

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    In recent years, students have started to believe that they need to found an organisation, not for profit or company to get admitted to top universities.

    Crimson Education's Director for USA and Canada, Anjali Bhatia, argues that this isn't the case and in fact, being a founder could potentially hurt your chances of admission. She also outlines what Admission Officers are actually looking for and what you can do to improve y...

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    Jenk Oz is the founder and CMO of Thred Media. With hundreds of thousands of followers and a mission to introduce Gen Z to social change.

    Thred reaches teens and young adults in 130+ countries a month and has won several awards including four W3 Awards, an International Davey Award, Amazon AWS Activator Award and been a finalist for a global KidScreen award. 

    Jenk has been in West End theatre, TV, commercials, music videos, short...

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    Crimson Education Strategist, Evelyn Wu,  graduated with her bachelors and masters degree in mathematics at Oxford and spent 10 years working at the British Council. 

    Her experience is now helping Crimson students gain admission to top UK unis. 

    In this episode, Evelyn gives us an insight into how she approaches university research including the rankings that matter, the graduate and employment opportunities and how to set realistic ...

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    How many times have you watched a TED Talk and felt that it had the potential to change your life? 

    That's exactly what happened for Anagha who  always wanted to do more but felt like she should specialise in one thing. It wasn’t until she saw a TED talk about 'multipotentialites’ that she realised there’s nothing wrong with having a broad array of interests and talents!

    She has gone on to found a mental health organisation, ...

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    When you ask Jamie Beaton to be a guest on the show, it's not so much a podcast as a mini crash course!

    In this episode, Jamie reflects on his time working for Weiss Asset Management and Tiger Management and his deep love of all things investing and finance to give insights into the career path and the extracurriculars that matter while in high school.

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    17-year-old Liam Millward was aiming to study medicine but life has taken him down the entrepreneurship path!

    After he turned a family travel blog into a magazine with 50,000 readers, he turned his attention to podcasts and now to eCommerce.

    We chat about what it took to build the magazine readership, how to start a business and networking tips for young entrepreneurs. Liam invites listeners to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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    COVID-19 severely disrupted all aspects of college life but none more so than college sports.

    In this episode of College Tips, Crimson Education Strategist and former Harvard lacrosse player, Bryan Moore, discusses the future of college sports as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift and how students can build their candidacy away from the training track.

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    Many students aim for a career in finance but Aryaansh is already experiencing it. The 15-year-old from Dubai has worked at JP Morgan, developed an algorithm to trade foreign currencies and trades on behalf of his friends.

    In this podcast episode, Aryaansh shares how he got the internship while in Year 10, the books he read to get started in the stock market and what his views are on stories like Gamestop and crytocurrencies. Aryaan...

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    If you're aiming to apply to universities like Oxford or Cambridge, then nailing the UK personal statement should be high on your priority list.

    In this episode of College Tips, Oxford graduate and Crimson Education Strategist, Abbi Colwyn, takes a closer look at what makes a successful personal statement.

    She shares some her favourite essay writing formulas, mistakes to avoid and memorable essays to help you get a great head sta...

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    When award-winning poets, Nina and Ariana, wanted to go one step further than their school literary magazine, they didn’t expect to be running a global magazine!

    But that’s exactly what Potted Purple has become with submissions and readers from around the world with a focus on giving Gen Z a platform to share their art.

    In this episode, Nina and Ariana give an insight into how they got started, what they’ve learned along the way and ...

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    With tens of thousands of students applying to top unis and standardised testing requirements dropping, how do you differentiate yourself from the crowd? 

    As the product manager at Crimson Education and a Harvard graduate, Gabe has in-depth knowledge of the US college application process. In this episode, he gives some fantastic examples of how students have created unique extracurriculars and some tips on how you can get started to...

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    What does the Amazing Race TV show and the college admissions process have in common? More than you might think!

    In this special episode, actor and host of the Amazing Race, Allan Wu, reflects on his journey to UC Berkeley and how he is now guiding his daughter through the same process with the support of Crimson Education.

    We chat about the similarities between the Amazing Race and college admissions as well as the all important par...

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    Getting into Cambridge Medical School is hard enough and even more competitive for international students but that's exactly what Crimson student, Linda, has been able to achieve!

    Not only that, Linda successfully gained admission to medical programs in Australia and her home country of New Zealand.

    Linda shares her application experiences, study tips and exam techniques with Crimson Education CEO, Jamie Beaton.

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    When it comes to studying overseas, the first step is figuring out where you want to apply to!

    Crimson Education strategist and LSE Law graduate, Bryn Laxton-Coglon, shares his insights based on his experiences mentoring students and from his own decision to go from Canada to studying in London.

    We chat about the major differences between the three study destinations, what type of student each country is looking for and what you shou...

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    From a young age, Komal has believed students should have more access to a career oriented curriculum. So she started her own organisation, BZBUCK, to do just that!

    With a commitment to teaching entrepreneurship, finance and marketing to students of all ages, BZBUCK now has chapters around the world and has impacted nearly 10,000 students.

    In this episode, Komal takes us through how she get started and the three steps for growing BZB...

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    Are you aiming to apply to Oxford or Cambridge? The interview is a critical part of the application and few people know the process better than Crimson Education Strategist, Hannah Rowberry.

    Hannah is a former Oxford Admissions Officer and Cambridge alumni. She shares her insights including what to expect from the first question, how best to prepare, tips for during the interview and why it's likely to be the most interesting in...

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    Hamza Alsamraee has only just finished high school and is already being called 'Iraq's Einstein'. He is the author of two math books including a #1 Amazon Best Seller and he manages the Daily Math Instagram account with more than 100,000 followers.

    It's certainly been a journey for Hamza since he once struggled with math at school. In the podcast, Hamza describes what motivated him to improve, how he wrote two math b...

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