Why My Grandfather was the Best College Counselor I Ever Had

As a new college admission season falls upon us, I am reminded daily of the power it brings. Hurling its way into my office in the shape of panic, anxiety and stress. A process packed with self-reflection, vulnerability and inevitable road blocks. A process that affects not only the student, but the family as aContinue reading “Why My Grandfather was the Best College Counselor I Ever Had”

What Highly Selective Institutions Look for in Applicants: A conversation every educator, parent and student must have

“…the paralyzing terror of choosing the regular class earning an A over the AP class with a B.” I initially sat down to write a post recapping my time spent at Vanderbilt. Admissions, updates, student life, etc. But a much bigger idea came to fruition and I could not help but tackle it. I know…are weContinue reading “What Highly Selective Institutions Look for in Applicants: A conversation every educator, parent and student must have”

Resiliency

Stress. Set back. Disappointment. “It wasn’t my fault.” Emotions and phrases I come across daily. In my role as a College Counselor and an educator, I am surrounded by impressionable and impressive young adults each and every day. I hear the good, the bad and the ugly…and oh is the ugly, UGLY. But in thisContinue reading “Resiliency”