We're about to try something new and exciting, and we're hoping you'll be a part of it.
This week, we're debuting College Admissions Live, a free session on the web where our experts will discuss the college admissions process. We’ll stream it live from our webcam, and viewers will be able to ask us questions via a text chat that will run alongside the video. Our first session will focus on writing great college essays.
with hosts Kevin McMullin and Arun Ponnusamy
Wednesday, September 22
Live @ 6 p.m. PST
Free at our new online channel
What we'll cover
Too many good kids write bad college essays—stories about life lessons learned playing sports or how volunteering at a blood drive taught them the importance of helping others. Every good kid has a better tale to tell. We’ll show you how. Join us to learn…
* What admissions officers really want (and don't want) to read
* Overused topics you really should avoid
* How to find and write your best stories
We’ll talk for about 30 minutes, then take questions for 15 minutes.
About the hosts
Kevin McMullin is the founder and president of Collegewise. He also writes this blog and gets self-conscious when writing about himself in the third person like this. Arun Ponnusamy is the founder and college counselor at Open Road Education. He worked as an assistant director of admissions at the University of Chicago and Caltech, and as an admissions reader at UCLA. He has read approximately 1,273 bad college essays about blood drives.
How to watch
Just visit our channel on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. PST. (What time is that in my time zone?)
No reservations required. Just drop in at the start time. If you'd like us to send you an email reminder the day of the show, just register here.
We're not promising great production value (it will just be the two of us in front of a webcam). But we can promise great advice and hope you'll tune in to join us.