Posts From the monthly archives: "September 2015"

By Amy Hammer

It is safe to say that the role of an admission counselor serves the purpose of guiding students toward a college education to, ultimately, pursue a career based on their passions, life aspirations, and general interests. Ironically, …

College Admissions: A Lesson in History

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The first in a series of posts dedicated to a deeper-than-usual dive into the college admissions process.

By Jenny Umhofer

 
 
 

How to get into Harvard in 3 easy steps, 300 years ago:

  1. Read Virgil and Cicero in

Recently, I have traveled to schools, college fairs, libraries, and many homes to help kids with their college applications, including their college application essays and/or personal statements. While I brainstorm essay topics with them and provide some guiding questions for …

Action Alert

Government Relations Update

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I’m sure many you are aware of the July 7 UC Santa Cruz “accept/rescind” letters that went to many of this fall’s first year students.  There was great frustration and very little transparency about why this happened.  Considerable time was …

Rental Car Shaming

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At this point, many admission counselors are living out of their cars.  You start off with the best of intentions, saying you’ll throw out every coffee cup and water bottle after each visit and even keep a Target bag in …

Action Alert

Government Relations Update

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The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees have been busy deliberating over 500 bills that have now advanced to the floor. The Legislature has 10 days to make decisions on what moves forward to the Governor bythe September 11th deadline.

There’s …

Admission Leaders in Action: Amy Jarich

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The Journey
Today’s admissions professionals might call it snail mail, but for Amy Jarich one postcard invite to attend a college’s open house became a window of opportunity. As a first-generation college student, Jarich and her parents didn’t necessarily know …

Nick Soper

Netiquette Lessons

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For the past few years, I’ve run an annual morning workshop on email etiquette for a medical device sales company. Every time I’ve run the workshop, I’m astonished by the need that I feel in the room for it: the

You Go Girl (or Boy)!

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Well, hello my fellow road warriors!

It’s that time of year, we’re all driving rental cars, eating like teenagers, and piling in to any Starbucks we can find for a quick mental and/or technological charge!

I really do love …

I was seventeen years old when I first stepped onto a college campus. This was a very special day because my oldest sister, the first-born daughter in the U.S., was graduating from UCLA. It was a glorious and celebratory day …