We keep hearing in the news and documentaries and even magazine articles that while universities and college are interested in enrolling students with high grade point averages, they also wanted well rounded students. Students who have goals, and have made interesting achievements, not always academic, in the past.
Well, that’s where Zinch.com comes in. High school students can create vibrant online portfolios on Zinch to showcase their skills, talents and abilities. Colleges and Universities have been searching through the comprehensive Zinch database to find and recruit students that match their schools criteria and specific needs.
If you are the parent of a child who is currently in high school and you want your child to have as much opportunity as any other to get into the college or university of their choice you really should talk to your child about Zinch.com and help them create an online portfolio.
A Zinch portfolio evens out the playing field. Students from areas such as the inner-cities, rural areas and even foreign countries can increase their exposure and maximize their chance of being admitted into college or university.
Take a look at the Zinch demo to see how Zinch works. Basically, high school students, as early as sophomore or junior levels can create a detailed online portfolio that can be viewed and searched only by US university and college admissions officers. The students can create profiles and portfolios that include everything from their grades, interests such as extra curricular activities, family life, and college or university preferences. They can share as much or as little as they’d like, and they can make their portfolio public or private. Public portfolios will only be viewed by US admissions officers, and private portfolios will only be seen by those who are actually invited to view the portfolio.
Students are given a web address for their portfolio that they can add onto their college and university admission forms, or , for example, use when applying for internships.
There are many other features of Zinch that are worth exploring. Students might be interested in applying for Zinch scholarships. At this time there are 7 different scholarships to which students who have created a Zinch portfolio can apply.
If I had a child that would soon be applying to colleges and universities I’d want them to take this opportunity to highlight their skills, abilities, interests and academic scores. There’s nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain for a student who creates a Zinch portfolio. Be sure to tell your children or any high school students that you know about zinch.com. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.