Monthly Archives: November 2015

What is Your Brand?

Applying to college is not much different than selling a product. This may seem like an odd statement, but I will explain. Let’s start with an example. Compare Walmart and Safeway. What are the characteristics that you associate with each … Continue reading

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Your No-Stress Guide to College Majors

To all college-bound Seniors: Choosing your college major is a big decision. This decision takes time and requires you to be honest with yourself, so don’t feel the need to pick right away. Think about what excites you. You know … Continue reading

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A Note to Parents of High School Seniors:

Parents, the second semester of your child’s senior year is almost here. Can you believe it? The college admissions process is something I have found to be equally tough on students as it is on parents. These upcoming months are … Continue reading

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Your Senior Summer:

To all college-bound seniors: After graduating from high school, most college-bound students are more than ready for a relaxing summer devoid of responsibility. My clients often voice their excitement over their upcoming “three month vacation.”  While the summer is definitely … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis: Senioritis

To all College-Bound Seniors: Are you experiencing laziness, apathy, or a generally dismissive attitude?  Are you missing school or not bothering to hand in assignments?  Do Mondays seem extra awful? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it … Continue reading

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College Organization Made Easy

To all college-bound Juniors and Seniors: Organization is key. Think about how many times you have heard this phrase. I’m going to take a guess and say that you have probably heard this more times than you would like during … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Crunch Time: Your Application Timeline

To all College-Bound Seniors: With college deadlines just around the corner, it is time to kick it into high gear! Don’t tire out on turkey. Use the Thanksgiving holiday to finish up your college applications.  Even if you haven’t started … Continue reading

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Attention College Bound Juniors: It’s Time to Set Your Schedule!

To all College-Bound Juniors: It is time to start thinking about your senior year schedule. Strong performance during your junior year is very important in the college admissions process, but so is your performance during senior year. Don’t take your … Continue reading

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Stef’s Top 5 Resume Tips

To all College-Bound Juniors and Seniors Once you have thought about your elevator pitch, building a resume is your next step. Although your college of choice may not require a formal resume, I encourage you to start working on one. … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About You

(How to Differentiate You From Every Other Applicant) Tell me about yourself. What should be the easiest question to answer, is often the most frequently botched.  Usually, the answer I get is, “What do you want to know?”  Well, at … Continue reading

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