Tag Archives: Applying to College

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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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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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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Future College Students, Don’t Fear.

Simple Solutions to Future College Student’s Biggest Fears: To college-bound Juniors and Seniors: Going off to college is a time of great excitement: it’s a time of making new friends, trying new things and finding your independence.  However, it can … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Parents with College Bound Students

 To Parents of Juniors/Seniors  As I turn the calendar page to October, I recall that fall is for…pumpkins, sweaters, football, and phone calls from FRANTIC parents of college bound juniors and seniors. Even those parents who are historically disciplined about … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Aspiring College Athletes

For some students, playing college sports is a lifetime dream. Identifying appropriate colleges is the most important factor in the recruiting process.  I know of many hopeful athletes who have spent more money chasing scholarship offers than the actual value … Continue reading

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Recommendations are Highly Recommended: PART 2

Fine Tune Your Recommendations If you think of teacher and counselor recommendations as being outside your control, you are missing a BIG opportunity. Although you won’t see what your recommenders submit on your behalf, you are most certainly able to … Continue reading

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Recommendations are Highly Recommended: PART 1

Count how many times I use some form of the word “recommend” in this blog entry! Two teacher recommendations are requested by most colleges, in addition to one from your high school counselor. The purpose of these recommendations is to … Continue reading

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Show You’re Interested

Anything you can do to separate yourself from the pack of college applicants will work to your advantage. One area that many prospective college students overlook is Demonstrated Interest. How will your target schools know you are interested in attending … Continue reading

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