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Personal Statement Advice

Increase Your College Readiness by Knowing How to Create a Personal Statement Applying for college is exciting! Less exciting, though, is the prospect of penning a personal statement. Even the best writers find themselves caving under the pressure of such a high-stakes assignment. We’ll share a secret: writing a personal statement doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, once you know...

UCSD & Centro Fox

In July, a new partnership with former President of Mexico Vicente Fox brought 17 students from some of Mexico’s poorest villages to UC San Diego. While there, they joined over 100 Reality Changers students and nearly 300 others at Academic Connections, a three-week residential program where high school students live in college dorms, take college classes, and earn college-level credit. Check...

Reality Changers 3rd Annual Job Shadow Week

Over 80 Reality Changers students had the unique opportunity to shadow working professionals in San Diego County. Every year, Reality Changers hosts a Job Shadow Week where students have the opportunity to "shadow" and learn from a working professional for a 1/2 day during their spring breaks. Job Shadow volunteers host students at their workplace and show what it is like...