Jun 20 2017
Last year, Business Insider published the college essay of a student who was admitted to five Ivy League colleges and Stanford. The essay was about the young woman’s frequent visits to her local Costco. As soon as the essay went viral, minds were blown. Could an essay about walking the aisles of Costco be the […]
Jun 06 2017
In Case You Missed It, Here’s A Recap Of My Recent Facebook Live Q&A: The College Essay—Plus Bonus Questions I Didn’t Get To Answer Live!
The college essay is a critical part of the application process and it’s only natural to have questions about it. And although sitting down to write it can be daunting, the […]
Jun 01 2017
one of the most feared and intimidating parts of the application process is the college essay. I can understand why students have trepidation leading up to writing their personal statement. For selective and highly selective colleges, the essay matters. It often defines how the student is perceived by the admissions officer reading their application, and […]
Sep 09 2015
Before I moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I don’t recall ever hearing the term “farmette.” If I had, it didn’t register. But it sure registered with me a few weeks ago when I met a rising high school senior named Savannah who lives in the Southern part of the county with her mom and dad—on […]
Jun 30 2015
I’ll admit it. I appreciated Taylor Swift from afar, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan. I listened to her songs on the radio in a somewhat detached way. I knew she was the kind of young woman I want my own daughter to admire. But I didn’t feel any special connection to her as […]
Apr 28 2015
Passing your driver’s test. Overcoming your fear of heights and riding a roller coaster for the first time. Wanting to be a doctor since you were a little kid. These three topics used to be my three most dreaded essay themes to read about when I worked in college admissions.
If you’re looking for the perfect checklist or step-by-step […]