Have a bumpy transition throughout high school and now thinking of applying to college? Tips to get you there

When you’re thinking of applying to college, everything from keeping track of dates and deadlines, getting in and feeling completely vulnerable can keep your mind occupied with quite a bit of anxiousness. We get that. But what if you have even more on your mind. Like the fact that you transferred from a completely different… Read More Have a bumpy transition throughout high school and now thinking of applying to college? Tips to get you there

Why a Gap Year May be the Perfect Option for You

Think about this. You graduate high school, start saying your goodbyes and pack for your next new journey. You step on a plane and travel to Israel. You check your Instagram stories and see your friends setting up their dorms, beginning Freshman orientations. You’re a bit nervous…anxious…but also excited about the unknown. You depart the… Read More Why a Gap Year May be the Perfect Option for You

To my students, a response to the admission scandal

My students, This past week’s college admission scandal nationally highlighted a corrupted fraudulent scheme that outed families for upping the stakes in a decision to cheat the system. As you log into your application portals and unfold letters of admission decisions, keep this in mind. You live in a world that is unlike anything else.… Read More To my students, a response to the admission scandal

The One Video Every Parent & Educator Needs to Watch

As a counselor time and time again I’ve recommended a book titled How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haimes. A book about the perils our students face because of over-involved, over-managed and over-scheduled lives. Our students have never been more intelligent. They have never had more access to information. They have also never been more anxious and stressed. And don’t forget… Read More The One Video Every Parent & Educator Needs to Watch

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