London International Conference: Exploring King’s College, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College & SOAS

This past week I participated in the London International Counselor’s Conference. Five institutions boasting heavy-hitting renowned programs all within the bustling metropolis of London made up the tour. The enchantment of London is something my Los Angeles students can relate to, or anyone for that matter who has grown up in a big city, orContinue reading “London International Conference: Exploring King’s College, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College & SOAS”

Essential Resources and Tips + General Good-to-Know Information for Studying in the U.K.

Imagine yourself scanning your passport and grabbing some snacks in the terminal before you settle in for your flight. You sit back, watch a few movies take a nap and land in England, or Scotland, or Ireland! You walk off the plane and see some students gathering on the bus that takes you towards campus.Continue reading “Essential Resources and Tips + General Good-to-Know Information for Studying in the U.K.”

SAT/ACT: Why College Admission Testing Really Isn’t that Scary

College admission testing can seem like a beast. One entrance exam defining your future admissibility. But here’s the thing. It’s WAY in your head and I can help break down the mental blocks for some much needed clarity. Really. Contextually the exam is one academic piece of your application, not the entire. According to theContinue reading “SAT/ACT: Why College Admission Testing Really Isn’t that Scary”

Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way

Resolutions, resolves, to-do lists, fresh starts, reminiscing, planning or just recovering from the holiday season. Ya, it’s a lot. And by the way, school starts back up fairly soon if not already. So maybe you’re hitting the snooze button more than the books, BUT it’s okay, because there are a few easy things you canContinue reading “Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way”

Lake Forest College

Fly into Chicago, hop on a train or take a car and in about 40 minutes you’ll be in Lake Forest Illinois, home to Lake Forest College. A small, liberal arts institution packing strength in community, diversity, strength in health sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and more. Lake Forest students have a strong senseContinue reading “Lake Forest College”

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Illini-ans unite. The pride at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and strength in community is super strong here. Which means students get not only the traditional college feel and major campus spirit, but also a friendly hello from basically anyone you walk past. For a large campus, about 33,000 undergrads, I do not get the feelingContinue reading “University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign”

Political vibes on college campuses – find your fit

Happy Voting day everyone! Maybe you’re a college freshman and voting for the first time or maybe you’re in high school and you’ve volunteered at your local office. Maybe you’re a writer, advocate and investigative journalist on your campus. And maybe you’re still figuring it out, which is also okay. Regardless of your stance it’sContinue reading “Political vibes on college campuses – find your fit”

The one edge you can give yourself in the application process

What can give you added strength in your college application? Strength that allows an admission officer to pause on your app, and not pause because they caught something to question, but because after pages of reading they’ve come across something special. What can give you more admissibility power when your applying to a selective admissionContinue reading “The one edge you can give yourself in the application process”

Hult International Business School

Next stop on the Massachusetts college tour, Hult International Business School, a global business school with campuses spreading world-wide educating their diverse student body in the world of business. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Dean Mo Willans as he began his role as Dean at the Boston campus in Cambridge and aContinue reading “Hult International Business School”

Wellesley College and Babson College

Two colleges with distinct specialties make these reviews fun. Wellesley College, being an all women’s institution and Babson College serving solely Business degrees respectively. This is the beauty of college. Finding an environment that fits your needs SO well the opportunity to succeed is off the charts. Why? Because the students attending both of theseContinue reading “Wellesley College and Babson College”