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Episode #170, Jessica Yeager, Three Takeaways from the Dream College Summit

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On episode 170, Alexis Avila brings back to the show three-time guest Jessica Yeager, CEO & founder of Impress the Ivies and the Dream College Summit. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard and MIT. As a senior in high school, she gained acceptance to Harvard, MIT, Yale, Stanford, Cornell, and Columbia. Her students have gotten into elite schools, like Harvard and Carnegie Mellon.

 

On Today’s episode Jessica talks about her popular Dream College Summit which will feature 26 interviews of experts in the world of college admissions. Jessica also gives us her three best takeaways from the Dream College Summit, a collection of online expert interviews from people who’ve both attended and gotten their students into Dream Colleges.

Three takeaways include:

  1. Don’t rush through your ACT or SAT test, but aim for accuracy.
  2. Let go of your college essay and let people help you to make it great
  3. During alumni interview questions, give more detailed answers

 

Did you know that the Dream College Summit which airs online from Monday 8/28/17-Thursday 8/31/17 is FREE for the first 48 hours?!

Jessica’s X factor for getting into Harvard? Showcase what makes you unique and don’t be a dabbler.

Jessica’s advice to students who get rejected from Harvard? Get involved and make an impact at any school you get into.

Jessica’s advice for teens: You are the sumo of the five people you hang out with the most. So surround yourself with positive people.

 

For Prepped & Polished listeners only, you can access Jessica’s Ultimate Guide to the Commmon App!

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #126 with Jessica Yeager: Crafting your Best College Application

Episode #170, Jessica Yeager, Three Takeaways from the Dream College Summit

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September 14th, 2017
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Episode #156, Jordan Schanda, Why the College Admissions Process Starts After 8th Grade

On episode 156, Alexis Avila speaks to Jordan Schanda, founder of ScholarPrep a company that helps students set goals, track their progress and organize all of the information they will need for college and scholarship applications.
ScholarPrep was created by Jordan and her mother, Christina, based on their personal experiences with the college and scholarship application process. The mother-daughter team developed ScholarPrep after Jordan’s successful yet, overwhelming and stressful, experience applying for college and scholarships.
On today’s episode Jordan talks about how students can stay organized and on top of their college admissions process.

Jordan’s tips for staying on top of the college admissions process:

  1. start right after 8th grade
  2. indentify your specific interests so you can delve into them
  3. get organized either by paper or digitally and have a catch-all device ex) use a file folder

Jordan’s advice for teens: Figure out early what best interests you.

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #126 with Jessica Yeager on Crafting your best college application

Episode #156, Jordan Schanda, Why the College Admissions Process Starts After 8th Grade

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April 14th, 2017
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Episode #154, Eric Stutman, Six Goals for the Best College Search Experience

On episode 154, Alexis Avila speaks to college consultant and founder of Top Choice College Consulting Eric Stutman. Eric uses his research and project management skills to help his Top Choice College Consulting clients find the best fit and stay on schedule. Eric earned a BS degree from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and an MS degree from Boston University’s College of Engineering.

On today’s episode, Eric talks about the goals students should make so that everyone involved in the college admissions process will have a great experience during, and after, the college search!

Eric highly recommends the Fiske college guide which has honest observations about the political and social climates at many colleges.
Eric’s advice for teens: Get ready for college in an organized, on-time way, and don’t procrastinate.

 For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #82 with Joan Casey: How to Thrive in College

Episode #154, Eric Stutman, Six Goals for the Best College Search Experience

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April 1st, 2017
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Episode #144, Elizabeth Dankoski, How to Rise Above College Admissions Mania

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Today on episode 144, I’m talking to returning guest Elizabeth Dankoski of The Dream School Project.

For the past 15 years, Elizabeth has worked as a private college consultant, helping students get into incredible schools: Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Yale, Caltech, Dartmouth, and many, many others.

On today’s podcast, Elizabeth shares some of the biggest myths about the college admission process and teaches us ways to make ourselves more interesting and attractive to college admission officers.

For a link to my last conversation with Elizabeth Dankoski click on Episode 94 How a Perfect SAT Score Can Backfire on You

Elizabeth highly recommends this book How to Be A High School Superstar

Elizabeth’s college admissions myth: Grades and test scores are the only things you should focus on when applying to college

Elizabeth’s best college admissions essay? A great story is one that describes how you have grown and evolved.

How to become more interesting? Ask yourself what light’s you up! What are you curious about? And think about what problems in the world you notice and want to address.

Advice to teens: Focus on what light’s you up and tap into your unique gift to the world. We all have a gift!

Episode #144, Elizabeth Dankoski, How to Rise Above College Admissions Mania

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November 24th, 2016
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