Words to the wise about writing college essays

I share words of wisdom from Jay Mathews on this blog often enough that I probably no longer need to identify him as "from the Washington post and author of Harvard Schmarvard."  Jay's advice is just so easy to follow and, frankly, correct that I think he deserves as many mentions as we can give […]

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Ringing the bell in our Bellevue office

While Katie in our Bellevue, WA office has done a masterful job of decorating, there isn't a lot of space left on the walls for new paraphernalia.  But her students still deserve to let the world (or at least the neighbors) know when they've finished their college applications.  So while we've got a gong our […]

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Week #2 of Collegewise counselor training

We're starting our third week of training for the new counselor in our Irvine, CA office.  Here was last week's syllabus for the training program: Topics for Day 4: The College Search This session will explore how Collegewise counselors weed through the 2500 hundred colleges and help students find the right ones for them.  We’ll […]

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The smartest students never think they are

The smartest students we meet never talk about how smart they are.  In fact, they spend a lot more time talking about what they wish they knew more about. Colleges look for students who are intellectually curious, students who are academically confident, but keenly aware of just how much more there is for them to […]

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Pretend your college interviewer is Grandma’s friend

Jay Mathews of the Washington post and author of Harvard Schmarvard wrote a blog post today with some good college interview advice for students (he interviewed Harvard applicants for 20 years, by the way). “My favorite piece of advice for nervous interviewees is to pretend that you are not at a college interview, but at […]

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Now you can follow our blog on Facebook and Twitter

If you're a regular reader of our blog, now you can receive our daily posts on Facebook and Twitter. The Facebook page is new and doesn't have old posts, but as of today, each new one we write will show up there. You can also subscribe to our feed, if you prefer.  Thanks for reading!

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