Brandeis University

Located 30 minutes outside of Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, sits Brandeis University, housing just over 3,600 undergraduate students from 54 different countries. Boasting a fairly decent international population, you’ll find new experiences interacting with your classmates fairly easily! The university itself is fairly big and on a sunny October day, I was able to see… Read More Brandeis University

How to minimize the extras and get the best chance of admission

Usernames, passwords, application portals, emails, admission “insights” from your neighbor, a family member, friends, the “I heard if you do this…” and “colleges really want to see…” to-do lists, essays, deadlines, the decision to apply early or not, the decision to apply early decision or not, isn’t there a thing called a FAFSA? Thinking of… Read More How to minimize the extras and get the best chance of admission

What I’m Doing to Manage Overload…And Why It Works

The beginning of August marked the first week back to school for me. Full school days in addition to teaching weekend college courses, maintaining my health (running/workout routines/meal prepping) and developing side projects which include non-profit work, blogging, posting and oh…ya I think I also have my friends, family and a handful of weddings this… Read More What I’m Doing to Manage Overload…And Why It Works

Managing Stress of College Admissions

In the college admissions process, students are often left feeling overwhelmed. How can you navigate through the process in a mindful and meaningful way? You can feel empowered, organized and in control of a process that can seem out of your control through exercises and tools. Remain to your values while staying motivated and encouraged… Read More Managing Stress of College Admissions

PSAT Scores: All the information you’ll ever need

PSAT scores will be available on CollegeBoard starting the week of December 11th. If you’re a Junior, I am sure you just tensed up a little bit. Take a breath. The best way to navigate the college admission process is to arm yourself with information…the correct information and necessary information. This process can be a… Read More PSAT Scores: All the information you’ll ever need

Prioritize and tackle your apps with these simple steps

The season is upon us. No not the pumpkin spice latte Fall kind of season…College app season. And it’s not all warm and fuzzy. Why? Well for starters we have more students applying, with higher overall rigor and scores, and with applications streamlined online, on average students are applying to more schools. Think about it.… Read More Prioritize and tackle your apps with these simple steps

Why You Should Take Advantage of Your College Center

Kudos to my Highlights Journalism students for reminding students of the incredible opportunities! Regardless of where your high school is remember to take advantage of the resources on your campus. Connect with a college representative Attend a workshop Ask for help Just walk in and say hi…the posters, banners and decor can be fun to… Read More Why You Should Take Advantage of Your College Center