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Tomorrowland, Optimism, and The Will to Act

Tomorrowland, Optimism, and The Will to Act

“It might be worth it, if only to get out of this heat.” This was, without a doubt, not the most ringing endorsement for Tomorrowland (Disney, 2015) but the logic was irrefutable and so, with that, the journey...
The Inside Scoop on WACAC’s LDI

The Inside Scoop on WACAC’s LDI

Have you heard about WACAC’s Leadership Development Institute? Started in 2012 by WACAC Past-President Greg McCandless, LDI is a professional development opportunity for post-secondary emerging leaders. Admission professionals with at least four years of experience...
NACAC San Diego 2015: Regular Registration Ends August 25th!

NACAC San Diego 2015: Regular Registration Ends August 25th!

Hello WACAC friends!  Our final preparations are under way for the NACAC San Diego conference and we are SO excited to see that nearly 7000 folks have already registered!  Regular registration ends on August 25th, so get online today...
Your Drop in the Water: Showing Up in UC Personal Statement One

Your Drop in the Water: Showing Up in UC Personal Statement One

I have spent the past month giving presentations on writing powerful college application essays and reading first drafts of students’ UC personal statements. Regardless of where I’ve gone, I’ve seen a troubling pattern in interpreting and writing UC...
Stretching Your Per Diem

Stretching Your Per Diem

So you’re a counselor on the road, huh? You’re making big bucks, but you don’t do it for the money. You rep to see the joy (dread) in students’ faces as they contemplate the college admissions process. You rep to …