Collegewise celebrated our 8th birthday on August 16, as it was exactly eight years ago that Kevin officially submitted the "Doing Business As" paperwork to County Clerk’s office in Orange County. Since that day back in 1999, we’ve helped over 2,000 kids apply to college, and Collegewise students have attended over 500 colleges in nearly 40 states.
We celebrated with a dinner out together and were joined by Arun and Jessica from the LA office. We know that might seem like a fairly reserved celebration, but the birthday event took place on a Thursday night. And when you work with high school kids, Thursdsay nights are school nights, no matter how old we get.
Back(ac) to NACAC
Kevin and Arun will be making our annual trip to the NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counseling) conference from Sep. 24-29. No offense intended to the city of Pittsburgh (location of the 2006 conference), but we’re particularly excited that this year’s conference is taking place in Austin, home of great live music and of course, UT Austin.
We’ll be writing on this blog about our visit if you care to follow along. And Kevin promises to take many photos, especially of Arun if he actually dons cowboy boots.