Chicago Tribune

Rejected by your dream college? Spoiler: There are other paths to success and happiness.

Kelley Kitley grew up in Chicago yearning for a life on the stage, and spent years honing her talent through voice lessons, private coaching and loads of school and community productions.

So when the time came for her to apply to college, one school topped the list: New York University, a few subway stops from the grand theaters of Broadway. There, she figured, she would study with some of the country's great teachers before starting her career on the boards.

But that's not how things worked out. The school didn't just reject her - it didn't even allow her to audition.

"I was devastated," Kitley recently recalled. "It changed my whole trajectory in life."

College admittance season, the time of year when high

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune4 min lettiWellness
Infantile Spasms Can Make It Look As If Your Baby Is Just Sleepy. After 'Hamilton' Actor Miguel Cervantes' Daughter Died, Here's What Parents Need To Know
When Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, first found out something was wrong with their daughter, they "started Googling around about infantile spasms, and it was just terrifying," Miguel Cervantes told People magazine. That's likely how most paren
Chicago Tribune1 min lettiSociety
Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke, Convicted Of Killing Laquan McDonald, Resigns
CHICAGO - Imprisoned Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke formally resigned from the Police Department last week, a police spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Van Dyke, who is currently serving a nearly 7-year prison sentence for the slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McD
Chicago Tribune10 min letti
Brad Biggs' Week 7 NFL rankings
Last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Patriots 6-0 (1) The Patriots have only played one team - the Bills - with a current winning record. They also have wins over the Giants, Redskins, Jets, Dolphins and Steelers, and those five teams have combined