Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers
Applying to College as an Arts Student

Applying to College as an Arts Student

October 26, 2020

On this week's episode, we chat with Danielle McColgan, a Former Admissions Officer from NYU's Tisch School for the Arts. Danielle explains the admissions process for arts students, what your portfolio/audition should look like, and the importance of academics.

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How to Stand Out and Be Remembered

How to Stand Out and Be Remembered

October 12, 2020

On today's episode, we chat with Jenny Deren, a Former Admissions Officer from Williams College. Jenny discusses what it takes to stand out in the admissions process and explains the concept of an "Application Persona."

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Early Application Strategies for 2020

Early Application Strategies for 2020

September 28, 2020

On today's episode, we talk with Kevin Dupont, a Former Admissions Officer from Tufts University. Kevin discusses general early application strategies as well as how these policies are changing in 2020.

 

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An Update on COVID-19 and College Admissions

An Update on COVID-19 and College Admissions

September 14, 2020

On today's episode, we talk with José Román, a Former Assistant Director of Admissions from Yale University. José gives us updates on how COVID-19 has continued to influence college admissions in areas such as deferrals, testing, and extracurriculars.

 

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College Life: Women’s College, International Students, and Liberal Arts Colleges

College Life: Women’s College, International Students, and Liberal Arts Colleges

August 31, 2020

On today's episode, we chat with Padya Paramita, a Graduate Coach from Wellesley and Columbia. Padya shares her experiences applying to college as an international student, what it was like attending a women's college, and how her undergrad prepared her to apply for graduate school.

 

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How to Correctly Use the Additional Information Section

How to Correctly Use the Additional Information Section

August 17, 2020

On today's episode, we chat with Daniela Alarcon, a Graduate Coach from Rice University. Daniela and I discuss the additional information section as well as the new COVID-19 question on the Common Application. Daniela gives her tips on how to use and how not to use these application components.

 

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The University of Michigan: What Admissions Officers Want

The University of Michigan: What Admissions Officers Want

August 3, 2020

In today's episode, we chat with Ashleigh Taylor, a Former Admissions Officer from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. We discuss the different colleges at UofM, what admissions officers look for, and our experience as University of Michigan students.

 

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Crafting Your Activities List: Tips from a Resumé Expert

Crafting Your Activities List: Tips from a Resumé Expert

July 20, 2020

On today's episode, we chat with Jodi Furman, a Graduate Coach from UNC-Chapel Hill and Columbia Business School. In the professional world, Jodi was also a head hunter, which makes her an expert on resumés and activities lists. Today, Jodi gives her tips for drafting and strategizing an impressive activities list.

 

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Why You Should Consider Liberal Arts Colleges

Why You Should Consider Liberal Arts Colleges

July 6, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk to Mary Miller, a Former Assistant Director of Admissions from Oberlin College, all about Liberal Arts Colleges. Though you've maybe never heard of Liberal Arts Colleges, these schools give some of the best educations in the country. With small class sizes and unique opportunities, you should definitely consider adding one of these schools to your list! 

 

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What Rising Seniors Should Do This Summer

What Rising Seniors Should Do This Summer

June 22, 2020

On this week's episode, we talk to Pia Sahni, a Graduate Coach from Brown University! Now that summer is here, it's especially important for rising seniors to take advantage of any free time they have. Today, Pia chats about what seniors should do this summer to prepare their applications and set themselves up for admissions success. 

 

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