January 11, 2018

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, I’ve picked up a thing or two. These takeaways, based on hundreds of interviews with admissions deans over the years, may help yo...

January 10, 2018

Here's the big takeaway from this article:  "The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having emp...

November 2, 2017

The following article highlights the fact that in spite of all of our best efforts, college admissions are not fair.  Still, most of my students, most of the time find themselves delighted with where they ultimately land.....read more about it here

October 15, 2017

Recently the Washington Post published an article illuminating what I preach all day long.....applying Early Decision really is the golden ticket.  To read the whole article, click here:  

October 15, 2017

Georgia Tech is one of many colleges who have recently gone to Committee Based Evaluation.  There is some controversy about this process as it may even hasten the already short "four minutes per file" look that is fairly standard in the industry.  A recent Blog Post ab...

March 9, 2017

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. This article from NPR is brilliant and applicable for writing standout cover letters for all industries. Read about how to catch - and hold! - the attention of your dream employer or college here.

Photo by LA Johnson/NPR via NP...

March 8, 2017

This is a critical time of year for juniors to consider which teachers they should ask for teacher recommendations, which are a critical part of a college or scholarship application. We have compiled advice here to ensure how you can get the best possible recommendatio...

February 16, 2017

Your scores on the ACT help colleges judge how well you have mastered high school content compared to other applicants. Since the test is “standardized,” it helps colleges compare apples with apples.

What's Tested on the ACT?

The ACT measures the academic knowledge and s...

February 15, 2017

January and February is the time that students begin summer planning.  Crafting a meaningful summer means showing colleges you went above and beyond, exemplifying your true passion for learning and showing them how YOU will benefit THEIR community rather than the other...

February 13, 2017

It's internship season; need help articulating your skills? The New York Times has identified top skills in the top 20 internship fields and we can help you use this information for the best possible outcome. Nab that internship!

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