The College Scoops Podcast

How To Turn College Visits Into a Winning Essay

July 15, 2019

When students sit down to write a draft of their college essay, we often suggest going back through the notes they took during their college visits to jog their memory of their first impressions of the school. What was it about the school that made you want to apply? What fun fact did you learn during the information session or tour?  Patrick Meade (Admissions Scoops Expert) and Moira McCullough joined forces to share their tips with TeenLife on “How to Turn College Visits into a Winning Essay”. Read more @TeenLife.

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Many families are in the midst of planning their summer college visits. Take College Scoops along for the ride to help create a memorable trip with your son or daughter on the road. We have been there and done that. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to plan a fun and tasty trip while also getting the inside scoops on where students like to go for their caffeine fix, lunchtime burger, or Friday evening hanging with friends.

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Patrick Meade, Author

Patrick is a former Assistant Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University where he recruited students and read applications from all corners of the globe. At Hopkins, he focused on the messaging and marketing of the undergraduate experience—an extension of his senior thesis “An Exploration of Liberal Arts Colleges,” a study of the distinctly American small residential college experience.Patrick is currently a Membership Engagement Associate for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honors society founded by John Adams in 1780 to “convene leaders from every human endeavor” to examine new ideas and address issues of national importance. He designs and implements panels, lectures, receptions, and other programs that provide members with opportunities to connect to each other and the work of the Academy. Patrick graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2014 with a major in English and a minor in Museums and Society. He is an avid sailor and native of Cape Cod, MA.

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