I’m an international and just got accepted to Amherst College. I suppose it might be too early to worry about grad school, but I like to plan like that.
I wanted to ask how much recieving medals in international science olympiads in high school would affect my chances for top grad school admittance in the sciences - mostly physics and chem (Berkeley, Ivies, MIT…). I already have a silver medal in the International Chemistry Olympiad, but want to snatch some more medals this year. It’s getting very hard to stay motivated though, as all of the olympiads are switching to an online format, guaranteeing not being able to travel to the venue of the olympiad and it being way way way less exciting.
I know Amherst College gives great prospects for grad school, but I just wanted to make sure if this would make any difference too.