A group of undergraduates band together to create a means of assisting high school students in their grueling college applications.

College applications are arguably one of the most stressful periods of a high school senior’s life, but a startup created by undergraduates themselves, is determined to help students prepare for the college entrance examinations and screening processes. Daesun Yim (MIT ’14), Chris Tian (NYU ’14), Atharv Vaish (Caltech ’14), and Ronak Gandhi (UPenn ’14) have created Uncommon App, a service that coaches high school students on how to build résumes, write essays, obtain teacher recommendations, and handle interviews—all from a local perspective. Daesun Yim explains:

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