Episode 97: 5 Minutes to Tell Your Story

Episode 97: 5 Minutes to Tell Your Story

The average amount of time an admissions officer has to read your entire application is five minutes. How can students capture and keep the attention of an admissions officer (or interviewer) in such a short amount of time? How do you tell your story without ever meeting the person who’s deciding whether or not to admit you?

Episode 91: How to Get Organized For the College Search

Episode 91: How to Get Organized For the College Search

The college application process can get unwieldy for both students and parents as there are so many deadlines to keep track of. Getting organized is a key component of the application process and one in which Jessica and Sawyer of Virtual College Counselors can shed some light on.

Episode 90: Keep Your Hands Off My Essays!

Episode 90: Keep Your Hands Off My Essays!

As a parent who has just launched her third and last child to college, I know how tempting it is to “help” edit kids’ essays. What starts out as a simple suggestion turns into something like “ What if you just wrote something like …” All of the good natured advice and guidance has turned into “our” essay.

Episode 88: What to Ask When Hiring an Educational Consultant

Episode 88: What to Ask When Hiring an Educational Consultant

When starting the college admissions process, many families seek outside help from independent educational consultants. How do families find an independent educational consultant for their student? What questions should they ask when interviewing the educational consultants? Are there certain criteria every educational consultant should have in terms of experience or certifications?

Episode 85: Undecided About Your College Major

Episode 85: Undecided About Your College Major

Picking a college major can be stressful for students, especially if they enter college undecided. Dr. Leslie Tucker, owner of Dr, will provide the College Scoops community with tips and tricks on how to pick a college major. If you are a student struggling to pick a major, Leslie Tucker is here to help.

Episode 81: Storytelling Tips and Techniques to Use When Crafting a Personal Statement Essay

Episode 81: Storytelling Tips and Techniques to Use When Crafting a Personal Statement Essay

It’s summertime and a perfect time for juniors in high school to read, write in their journal, travel, and start to brainstorm ideas for their personal statement. Andrea is a writer, a storyteller, and someone who has lived, worked, and traveled overseas teaching English and test prep to students along the way. Andrea will share her tips, advice, and strategies on how to start your personal statement