Posts From the monthly archives: "January 2016"

By Ed Devine

Are we “Turning the Tide?”  Creating lockers full of hope and fairness?  Testing for something new?  Or just putting lipstick on a pig?

Many enmeshed in the world of college admissions are rightly exclaiming “Our poor junior …

Curated by Amy Hammer

As admission colleagues settle behind computer screens and review files for committee, we are provided a glimpse into lives of students across the world. We are given the opportunity to understand the challenges, triumphs, and tribulations …

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

By Jenny Umhofer

Getting into college is no laughing matter.  Except when it is.

In fact, humor abounds in college admissions circles.  The …

The Science of Office Culture


By Amanda Wallin

This new series is all about exploring the psychological and sociological aspects of working in an office. Each week I will delve into a different area of office culture and will use the help of scientists and

By Curtis Morisaki


The Journey

Stumbling through the college search process and copying what your most knowledgeable friends do (researching colleges) is no small feat for a first-generation student. April Crabtree, Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment at the …

Q & A with Mai Lien Nguyen with Neelam Savla interviewing on behalf of WACAC

Over the next few months, we hope you have the opportunity to meet the dedicated professionals who make up WACAC through out WACAC Member Spotlight …

Tour Guide Horror Stories


By Chris Helvajian

During my college-going years, I had many friends at other colleges who were tour guides and I was a veteran tour guide myself. From the hundreds of tours we led, I began curating the best Tour Guide …

DEA Inclusion: In Praise of Data


By Tony Losongco


The summer before starting grad school for college counseling, I got a student job with the university’s institutional research office. I call it the best three-month campus orientation I could have received. It wasn’t because of …