Lauren Lang is one the advisors at USP. She was nice enough to answer a few questions about herself. She entered into the USP family a year ago because of her coach and has already created some great experiences. She shares her advice about the struggles of starting the recruitment process late after having a personal experience with this problem. Lauren Lang has already made some great contributions towards helping student athletes get into college and we are very happy with her work and her dedication. Continue reading to learn more about Lauren Lang.
USP: Tell us about your background. Where are you from?
Lauren: I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia.
USP: Where did you go to college?
Lauren: I went to Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho.
USP: Who have been your strongest influences in life?
Lauren: There are two people who have been my strongest influences in my life. The first one is my mother. She was a professional tennis player and played for the Indonesian national team. She taught me how to play tennis since I was little and she's the one who encouraged me to pursue playing college tennis in the US. The other person who have the strongest influence in my life is my college coach, Kai Fong. He was quite a tough coach back in my college days. But he helped me a lot through my college career and beyond. He continuously pushed me to be a better individual.
USP: What led you to this career? How did you end up at USP?
Lauren: My college coach introduced me to Thomas, which apparently they were college teammates back in the day. I had a working experience at a summer camp for 4 summers, which got me to enjoy to work with and care for young people. It's what motivated me to be a part of USP.
USP: How long have you been at USP and what has been your proudest experience since working with us?
Lauren: I have been with USP for over a year now. My proudest experience working with USP was when my players got successfully placed in a university of their choice.
USP: What is the main mistake you see in the recruiting process?
Lauren: The main mistake I see in the recruiting process is starting the process late. This happened to me too as I was just focusing on completing high school then work on my college recruiting, which made it too late for me to prepare for everything.
USP: Is there any student or client that you've worked with that has had a lasting impression on you?
Lauren: Yes, there was a girl I worked with that made a lasting impression on me. I've known her for quite some time and I've seen her growth throughout the years. She was kind, thoughtful, and mature beyond her age.
USP: What is your most important advice for a student and for the parents?
Lauren: My advice for aspiring college student-athletes and their parents is to start the process early. Give it about two years before college entrance to start the preparation for a less hectic process.