Greetings Students and Parents,
Yesterday I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Boulder Colorado’s Eliot Andre of Connected Roots. We share a similar mission- — to paraphrase: guiding our clients to identifying and strengthening the roots that keep them grounded. In my college advising practice– I focus on building confidence about education and college admissions success. Success–what does that mean?
In our live conversation (click to view video below), I shared a bit about my practice and approach to working with students and their families throughout the College Application Process. In particular, we spoke about my role as a private college advisor guiding students to discovery of their academic path — one that starts with leveraging personal interests beyond the high school classroom. In addition to parents, and high school guide counselors, I assume a role as part of a team of experts available to guide teens. My “niche” is having spent three decades as a university professor where I’ve advised thousand of students across a variety of majors and served on numerous faculty committees reviewing undergraduate and graduate curricula for approval. Whether it’s STEM, business, humanities, the fine or performing arts- -I’m confident I can inspire the most focused or undecided teen to find their academic “fit”!
In our live conversation, Eliot and I touched on a number of important topics– you might be thinking – what’s new– they likely spoke about SAT/ACT, Financial Aid, Selecting Colleges, and the nitty- gritty of college applications. All of those things are important – and the subject of many of my other blogs and videos. And while SEO/marketing experts would suggest I include those links- I instead want to keep you right here- where you’ll read this blog and watch the video. Instead, our conversation emphasized my underlying philosophy to building independent and motivated young adults- when we encourage our teens to engage in discovery we help teens embrace a more successful academic path –which in my experience leads to less stress about all things related to college applications and college admissions followed by a seamless transition onto a college campus. There’s also a bonus- family harmony! All of this is critically important to being successful as students, joyful and of course- focused student-centered engagement throughout the entirety of the college application process. What’s Your College Admissions Plan?
I hope you enjoy this conversation with Boulder Colorado’s Eliot Andre of Connected Roots.
Please reach out and schedule your Educational and College Admissions Assessment- Let’s Build Your College Plan – preparing your student for a success and joy.
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College Admissions Planning isn’t simply about your college acceptances– it’s about taking the time throughout high school to discover a passion for learning, and as I wrote about in an earlier blog- College Admissions Officers literally want to know – “What’s Your Thing”? What better way to respond to that essay prompt than through meaningful experiences throughout high school- including actual “competitions’! Please schedule your College Planning Assessment with College Advisor Bonnie Rabin, PhD or CALL 833.MY.ESSAY
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