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

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