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Why Grit is Underrated

I recently read Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. With a title like that, prior to even cracking the spine I was already inspired to think differently about my own determination and the determination of others–especially current students. After finishing the book, my educational experience—years full of learning about how I learned, slowly mastering skills that my peers caught onto fast, and ultimately feeling like I was missing the “how-to

Campus Spotlight: The Ohio State University

Campus Spotlight: The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a leading research institution with more than 46,000 undergraduates on its Columbus, OH campus. While many prospective students are drawn to OSU for its engineering and other STEM majors, OSU offers a wide range of disciplines, from business and nursing to music, theatre, dance, and more.

The campus is 20 minutes from the airport. Although OSU is located in the city of Columbus, which is quite large with…

Welcome Laurel Weijer To The Educational Advocates Team

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Laurel Weijer is an experienced teacher, counselor and admissions professional who has worked in both secondary and higher education for more than a decade. She is passionate about helping students grow throughout the college admissions process, tell their own unique stories, and find the right college fit. She has experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds as well as students with language-based learning differences. She believes that great college…

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: READING RECOMMENDATIONS

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books suitable for teens, and some for adults too. Many thanks to our friends at Wellesley Books for offering suggestions in a range of genres:
 

Goodbye Again, Jonny Sun 

Cover of the book, Goodbye AgainTo read Sun’s work is to know that you’re not alone in your anxieties, worries, loneliness and burnout, and to feel comforted by this knowledge. Reading this book is like having a friend come over, give you a hug, and say, “I know how you

Inside the Admissions Committee

By Margaret Nilsson

What happens once you hit the “submit” button? While each college admissions office has its own unique process, many share similar ways of making decisions.

Once the applications have been read (typically by at least two admissions officers who are responsible for a particular area), the next step is committee. Committee meetings allow the admissions staff to get together and hear cases from other regions, get a sense of the whole applicant pool and receive…

Researching Colleges in Four Steps

Even as the seniors begin the agonizing wait for their college admissions letters, juniors are starting to think about the college process. Devoting a couple of hours to researching colleges will help you evaluate which colleges meet your criteria for the college search and will help you decide which colleges to visit.

Get a Good Guidebook: Although a lot of information is readily available online, a good college guidebook, such as the Fiske Guide (which clients can find in …

Writing with pen and paper

Every Essay Counts! How To Tackle the “Why This College?” Prompt

Many colleges ask a variation on the “Why do you want to attend our college?” question. Their goal is to determine how well you know yourself and their college, if you have interests and ideas about what you want to gain from your college experience, and to see if you are a good fit for the school. Keep these tips in mind as you write your “Why Us?” essay.

1. Be interesting.  Students applying to a popular Washington D.C. college often send us a first draft to this type of question…

Educational Advocates College Consulting

Welcome Mialana Mak to the Educational Advocates Team!

Photo of Mialana MakMialana Mak joined Educational Advocates College Consulting this fall as our new office coordinator. She has over 20 years of office administration and customer service experience. Mia received her high school diploma and secretarial assistant training in Hong Kong, and continued her business administration education at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.  Her initial work experience in the USA was as regional coordinator for SilverPlatter Information, Inc. in Norwood,…

Medical research for students

So You Want To Be A Doctor…?

High school students often imagine a career as a doctor. Maybe it’s because they or someone they love has been through a challenging medical experience; maybe they have always been interested in the human body and how it works; maybe they’ve spent a lot of time watching “Grey’s Anatomy” on Netflix. Whatever the reason, many students talk about being “premed” in college. What exactly does that mean and what are some ways to make that dream a reality?

Students hoping to go to medical…

November To-Dos

 
 
Seniors
  • Write thank you letters to the teachers, counselor, and others who wrote recommendations on your behalf. They spend a great deal of time writing your recommendation so showing your appreciation is essential.
  • Plan to submit all your applications prior to the December vacation so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off. This means you should be working on your supplemental essays this month.
  • Schedule and prepare for virtual or campus interviews (if offered, instructions
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