College Preparation Goals for December: Broken down by grade level

I hope you had a restful holiday weekend! Or, maybe you had a weekend like one of my students who ordered pizza and chocolate cake for Thanksgiving while tying up his UC applications. Regardless if you were re-charging or just plain charging, tis the season to have more dates added to your calendar and lastContinue reading “College Preparation Goals for December: Broken down by grade level”

What a college really wants

What looks better for college? What will an admissions officer want to see? Is it better to do community service or have an internship? Should I continue with my volleyball club team or dedicate more time to something entrepreneurial because I will be applying to business programs? I’m too busy to visit colleges, I’m studyingContinue reading “What a college really wants”

Hult International Business School: Visiting the London campus

Someone who has fire in their belly. That is how admissions described the type of student who would be a best fit for Hult International Business School. Why? Because students at Hult are not only studying business, they have chosen an experience beyond the norm. Beyond the traditional university curriculum, Hult operates campuses globally toContinue reading “Hult International Business School: Visiting the London campus”

Lehigh University’s Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center: Why it’s something to pay attention to

Imagine you’re a kid from Manhattan Beach. It’s your senior year and you’ve been living in Pennsylvania studying communications and political science working with professors in small classes that lend itself to larger opportunities. Opportunities that included leading you to here…San Francisco. And as you interview CEO’s to create videos called Milestone Makers, you realizeContinue reading “Lehigh University’s Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center: Why it’s something to pay attention to”

How to manage high school and applying to college…as sane as you possibly can

Deadlines, to-do lists, homework, lack of sleep, oh ya…friends, social media, reminders from Mom, writer’s block on your college essay, missing your alarm, running late to class, studying for your Gov quiz on the way to school, not eating super well, checking that Insta story, went to bed at 2:00 a.m., almost to your zeroContinue reading “How to manage high school and applying to college…as sane as you possibly can”

How to research and apply to colleges with ease

You have access to more information than ever before. You literally have a computer in your pocket. Your phone. And within seconds you can look up colleges, majors, SAT/ACT averages, read through blogs, gather tips, tour a college, call an admissions office, apply for scholarships, get tips on the application itself and, well, pretty muchContinue reading “How to research and apply to colleges with ease”

Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year

You have your child’s schedule in hand and your first inclination is to fix it. You have a senior who has yet to start anything…and I mean anything…with their college applications. You have one checked out on Fortnite and won’t leave their room. You have a daughter who is so glued to her phone andContinue reading “Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year”

The University of Oxford

What I found at the University of Oxford’s International Guidance Counselor’s Conference went beyond the admissions insights, campus tours and student panels. I found a true love of learning at the University of Oxford. A deep dive into academics. A passion for asking big questions. A community of scholars not solely there because it isContinue reading “The University of Oxford”

Future Success in 6 Words

Yep 6 words. If you can narrow down these, you’ll be well on your way to success in not only college/career but life. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Enjoy 🙂 Passion Passion. You know the thing that drives you. The thing you do when you have free time just because youContinue reading “Future Success in 6 Words”

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 forgetContinue reading “The One Video Every Parent & Educator Needs to Watch”