The word authentic, defined by Merriam-Webster as “true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character,” is an integral aspect of a successful college application. But what does it really mean to be authentic, in the context of college admissions? A majority of our work with students is getting to know you on a deeper, more […]
Character in Admissions
How Our Professional Development Impacts our Consulting
We are fortunate to belong to an international association of educational consultants, IECA, and we take advantage of conferences, sponsored tours, and the breadth of collegiality that this association affords. At our spring conference this May, we heard similar messages from a wide range of colleges. Some salient points include: Test-Optional Admissions This practice has […]
What Does Your Resume Say About YOU?
Are you an artist and an activist or a researcher and a writer? The types of activities you choose to spend time on and include in your resume tell a great deal about your interests, strengths, and values. In a holistic admissions process (when a college considers more than simply grades and test scores), these […]
Letters of Recommendation-An Important Piece of the Admissions Puzzle
Teachers’ letters of recommendations have the power to influence an admissions decision. Although students do not usually read the finished product, they can definitely influence the messaging within these letters. First, choose teachers that have evidence of your strongest academic qualities. Perhaps you’ve breezed through English class, earning A’s easily. But has this teacher witnessed […]
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?
leadership: lead·er·ship | \ ˈlē-dər-ˌship (n)- the act of being in charge of an organization or a group That is a general definition of leadership, but the word can take on a variety of meanings depending on the situation. We’ve had military officers, business tycoons, captains of sports teams, and members of Congress and the […]