Posts From the monthly archives: "September 2014"

One Guy’s Thoughts on Good Intentions

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I consider myself to be an introverted kind of guy, so naturally, there are all sorts of ideas floating around my mind each and every day. As other introverts will attest, those ideas always seem to make much more sense …

NACAC Recap

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Our very own Katy Murphy kicked off the start of the annual NACAC Conference, welcoming all attendees with a slightly diminished voice.  Despite the laryngitis, Katy powered through and made us all proud to be associated with her in the …

The Fear of Failure

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Mid-September. It’s go time. Or, perhaps time to finally deal with that impulse to bury your head in the sand.

I’m coming to the unpleasant realization that I’m not Tony Robbins (as one of my favorite mentors likes to put …

In January 2014, the Executive Board of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) convened a special Taskforce on Independent Educational Consultants (IECs). We invited all 1700+ members and had a 30% response rate on number questions on how …

Ed and Terri

San Diego NACAC Conference Planning

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The San Diego NACAC conference planning team is excited to head to Indianapolis next week for the annual conference.  We are looking forward to learning more about the city and the educational options for students in the area.  Similarly, we …

We were excited to launch this week the new WACAC website—a project that has been in the works for over eight months. The main force driving forward this project was a desire to better serve our members. While still housed …

As schools adopt laptop/tablet programs it is important to remember the power of paper. While computers provide amazing opportunities for students to discover and explore beyond the brick and mortar walls of the classroom, a simple piece of paper is …

WACACast

Our First Podcast!

We are super pumped to debut our first WACACast with Sam and Grant!  In our first podcast, we talk about recruitment tips and our individual approaches to planning and executing fall travel.  We encourage feedback in the …

Peggy

The rhythm of the school year calendar is one of the elements of college admissions counseling that I most enjoy. Each season brings a different set of priorities to my office and the start of each new school year brings …