Tag Archives: High School Students

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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