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Admission Leaders in Action: Gary Clark

Admission Leaders in Action: Gary Clark

THE JOURNEY:   Passion for working in the college environment and interacting with students during undergraduate can lead to a dedicated admissions career. Gary Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a great...
Presidential Pontifications

Presidential Pontifications

By Ed Devine Wow…the ease of summer is a distant memory. We have already completed three weeks of the fall recruitment season, and on the eve of the San Diego NACAC Conference, it seems like the treadmill never shut off. …
Standing Out in UC Prompt #2

Standing Out in UC Prompt #2

UC PROMPT #2: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Thank goodness …
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...
The Course That Doesn’t Show Up On Transcripts

The Course That Doesn’t Show Up On Transcripts

So December arrives and you’ve completed your Cal State and University of California applications (as Counselors & Transfer Directors throughout California try to rediscover the joy of a good night of sleep). Maybe you even got ahead of the game …