Tag Archives: #Extracurriculars

10 Things Juniors Should Do Now To Prepare for College

I know college applications seem as though they are a thing of the distant future but I promise you they will be here before you know it. In order to make this process smooth, successful and as stress-free as possible, … Continue reading

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Top 5 tips for Parents (early on)

Parenting Your Kids With an Eye Toward College As I’ve discussed before, parents continually question me about how to support and guide their children without being overbearing or controlling.  The goal is to engender in your children a love of … 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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Adventurous YOU!

A student recently asked me how she should approach making new friends when she goes off to college.  In my role as an independent educational consultant, I don’t consider my work complete when clients get their acceptance letters.  I spend … 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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Be The Complete Candidate: Interests and Activities

“Extra! Extra! Read All About Extracurriculars!”  Here’s how it usually goes when I ask a student to assemble her list of interests and activities for inclusion in the college application packet: she invariably will begin with 12th grade activities and … Continue reading

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From Stef’s Desk: Confidentially Speaking…

Can you keep a secret?  Well, most people can’t.  Even if they promise they will.  Your college target list and application details are your personal information, and I don’t believe they should be shared with your friends or classmates. I … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Essay

Some students enjoy writing and, therefore, look forward to their college essay.  Others cringe at the very thought.  Regardless of which camp you fall into, whether you are a strong or weak writer, you have probably never faced an essay … Continue reading

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Be The Complete Candidate: Developing Your College Admissions Strategy

It’s ALL About YOU! Just as archaeologists study prehistoric cultures by excavating and analyzing artifacts and inscriptions, the college admissions officers will attempt to discover things about you via your application package.  Let’s begin our deep dig into your personal … Continue reading

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Then vs. Now: The University of Social Networking

Stating the obvious, technology is pervasive.  Just as in every industry, the internet changed the landscape of college admission.  In addition to slick websites, most colleges now have Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and blogs. I caution you to remember that … Continue reading

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