The Birdy Num Num Indian podcast is all about inspiring the creative Indian.With over 35M views online spanning a career in IT and Stand Up Comedy, Indian-American comedian Sanjay Manaktala is the epitome of "because life begins after engineering." A good chunk of his guests also live by this philosophy. Every Monday and Thursday Sanjay talks creativity, dating, technology, life, current events and general life advice from the perspective of a 30 something Indian American guy traveling the w ...
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In this episode you will hear: (10:01) In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed “Do Top Colleges Favor Applicants Who Are Extremely Wealthy” by Scott Jaschik. Article reports that 29 percent of students at Brown and Dartmouth are from private high schools. Other Ivies are also high. Is this the way colleges should admit students? Mark and Dave have a real nuanced discussion about this article. What they say may surprise you. (42:43) We’re in chapter 168 of 171 Answers – why students should be careful when changing colleges. Mark shares when it is a good idea to transfer and when it is a bad idea to transfer. (59:12) This week’s question is from Allison in Ohio and she wants to know how admission offices review twins in the college admissions process. Mark shares the various approaches that college admissions offices take to twins and triplets. Mark shares what the elephant is in the room any time twins apply. (01:11:49) Mark wraps up his interview with Julia Hutchinson a high school senior from Wisconsin - A creative approach to learning what the students are like at the colleges on your list (Part 3 of 3) (01:22:07) Recommended resource: Transferology makes transferring easy. It helps you know whether your credits will count at the schools you are considering transferring to. Mark strongly recommends any transfer student utilize this website. (01:29:48) College spotlight: Baylor University () Mark has a big announcement about a new approach the podcast will take beginning on episode 172 and Mark also introduces what he is calling, “The Big number” Don't forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: . Music is by SENA HERO/Victor-Alan Weeks. If you enjoy our podcast, would you please do us a favor and share our podcast both verbally and on social media? We would be most grateful! To access and best utilize the transcripts of each podcast, please do the following: Go to Click the Transcripts tab, from the top menu by the Episodes tab Click on the transcript for the specific episode you are interested in, just click on the image or by the word “Transcript” You will see a Share icon, a download option, a link to Apple podcast and you will see a magnifying glass Use the magnifying glass to search for any word. If that word was used in the episode, it will show up, highlighted in yellow. You will also see a timestamp so you can see the exact minute and second this word was spoken. If you click the word highlighted in yellow, the podcast player will start playing right at that word. You can stop it from playing by clicking the pause button. Note: The transcription accuracy is about 90%, so you will see some spelling errors and errors in translation going from voice to print. We are excited to give our listeners a chance to play a role in shaping what topics we discuss, so please send us your ideas for college spotlights, articles for discussion and recommended resources. You can let your voice be heard by completing this survey. Just put the following link in your browser and give us your honest feedback. We thank you in advance. Every episode of Your College-Bound Kid will align with a chapter from the book 171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions. To get a copy go to Amazon and click: If you want to place a bulk order, you will save money by purchasing this book at 171answers.com. Every penny goes to The Atlanta Mission, a Christian organization that helps over 1000 homeless residents every day. If you want to see what future episodes will discuss in the book chapter section, just go to 171answers.com and then click the red button "See exactly what 171 Answers covers"