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By Megan McDevitt

Work and Study is a blog series curated by Janine Bissic, Director of Admission of Whittier College. The series will feature posts by various higher education professionals about working with student staff. Our first installment is about

Curated by Amy Hammer

As much as the admission cycle is seasonal, each year presents itself with new challenges along with rewarding experiences. It is difficult to predict what will happen next as people change jobs, responsibilities are added to …

By Chris Helvajian

Now that it’s past May 1, it’s time to look back and reflect (or start making frantic waitlist calls if you didn’t quite make your class). In the spirit of the end of the season, I want …

Guest blog by Laura Holguin, M.A., P.P.S., counselor at Leadership Public Schools: Hayward

“What is it that you are looking for in a college?” a question I often ask students on a daily basis. Their responses vary: a specific major …

Tour Guide Horror Stories: Part 4

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By Chris Helvajian

At this point in the admissions cycle many of you are having important conversations with students about financial aid, deciding what school is the best fit for them, and answering questions about academics. This TGHS post will …

Spring Break will be here before we know it. During that period, many of your students, including CBSAs (college-bound student-athletes), will be planning visits to schools they wish to attend.

With your non-athlete students you can look at their GPA …

By Chris Helvajian

Up until now I’ve shared some true horror stories. The set I’m sharing with you this week falls on the lighter side of the spectrum. Enjoy!

Little Gift
It was a bright fall day and I was …

Curated by Amy Hammer

One of the best parts of working with soon-to-be college students is sharing personal experiences to help illustrate the experience they are about to have. This month the contributors were asked, “What is your favorite college

Tour Guide Horror Stories: Part 2

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By Chris Helvajian

I have two fun stories to share with all of you this week. These fall under the motif of surprise. As always, names and colleges have been removed or changed.

Tour Interrupted
In my sophomore year I