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Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers

Inside the Admissions Office: Advice from Former Admissions Officers

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Need help navigating the college admissions process? We’re here to help! Every other Monday we’ll bring you exclusive interviews with Former Admissions Officers, graduates from top universities, and admissions experts. Each episode will be filled with application tips and first-hand experiences that will help you get into your dream school. Brought to you by InGenius Prep, the world’s largest team of Former Admissions Officers.
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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. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ  Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
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. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ  Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
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. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ  Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
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. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ  Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com 
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. How to Get Into the University of Michigan: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/how-to-get-into-the-university-of-michigan/    Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ    Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
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. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ    Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
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!  Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ    Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
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.  Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ    Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode, we talk with Caitlin Hogan, a Graduate Coach from UChicago and Queen Mary University of London. Based on her experience counseling students through the application process, Caitlin gives her tips for taking advantage of the honors section of the Common Application.  Find more information about the honors section here: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/common-app-honors-section/Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ    Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com  InGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode Shoshannah Feinberg, a Former Admissions Reader from Northwestern, discusses standardized testing. Shoshannah explains how test-optional policies will impact admissions and how students should adapt to these changes. Find a full list of test-optional schools here: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/2020-test-optional-colleges/   Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/  Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ  Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   InGeniusPrep.com 
On this week's episode, we talk to Amelie Lasker, a Graduate Coach from Columbia and Cambridge about letters of recommendation. Amelie discusses how your letter will influence your admissions decision and how you can ensure you get glowing letters. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   College Letter of Recommendation: How to Get a Glowing Letter: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/college-letter-of-recommendation/    Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation?: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/letters-of-recommendation/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ   Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   InGeniusPrep.com
This week, we are joined by Shannon Beddingfield, a Yale Teaching Fellow and Yale PhD Candidate, to discuss reflective writing. From the personal statement to supplemental essays, reflective writing plays a huge part in the college application process. Use Shannon's tips from this episode to start practicing this essential skill early in high school!Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ   Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   InGeniusPrep.com
This week, we are joined by Natalia Ostrowski, a Former Assistant Director of Admissions at UChicago, to discuss what you can do in the face of disrupted summer plans. Natalia explains how admissions officers evaluate what you do over the summer and gives ideas for impactful projects that you can do from home.For more information on our Academic Mentorship Program, you can email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   Check out our blog: www.ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ   InGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode, Zak Harris, a Former Admissions Officer from Johns Hopkins and Former Director of Admissions from Regis, answers your questions. Zak discusses all aspects of the college admissions process from Coronavirus's impact on your summer plans to starting your personal statement. Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ   Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   InGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode, we are joined by Erin Gu, the Chief Education Officer at InGenius Prep. Erin discusses how the college admissions process will be impacted by the Coronavirus. She gives advice on transitioning to online learning, reconfiguring standardized test plans, and how students can stay engaged while at home.Check out the following links for additional resources:Register for tomorrow's (3/24) webinar titled "How the Coronavirus will Impact College Admissions": https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1715847266210/WN_m3LgceKVTWaxkOHscEnG4gCoronavirus 2020: Ideas and Resources for High School Students: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/coronavirus-2020-ideas/Coronavirus Protocols for International Students Studying in the US: Steps to Take: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/international-students-studying-in-the-us/A Guide to Tools and Technologies During Coronavirus 2020: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/technologies-during-coronavirus-2020/Capstone Projects for High School Students: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/capstone-projects-for-high-school-students/Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.comInGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode, we talk to Heathe McCutchen, a Former Admissions Officer from Dartmouth and Chris Coleman, a Former Admissions Officer from Dartmouth, Drexel, and U of Maryland. Not only are Heather and Chris Former Admissions Officers, but they are also parents of college graduates. We talk to them about how they prepared their children in high school and how they went through the application process.Send in your questions for our Q&A episode with Zak Harris to this email: kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.comCheck out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ   Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   InGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode, we talk to Hanifa Abdul Sabur, a Graduate Coach from Columbia and Former Academic Advisor, about jobs and internships for high school students. Though work experience is not required for high schoolers, Hanifa spends this episode discussing how it can boost students' applications and which types of opportunities are most beneficial.  A Guide to the Best Jobs for High School Students: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/best-jobs-for-high-school-students/Check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQQuestions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.comInGeniusPrep.com
On this week's episode, we talk to Catherine Kannam, a Graduate Coach from Dartmouth College. Catherine discusses her favorite parts of her alma mater and what it took for her to get into this Ivy League School. For more information on Dartmouth and other top colleges, check out our blog: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/   Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQ   Questions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.com   InGeniusPrep.com 
In today's episode, we talk to Kathryn Sherer, a former undergraduate interviewer at Harvard. She discusses how much alumni interviews affect your admissions chances, the biggest mistakes she saw students make, and some of the most common interview questions. Study up on the most common alumni interview questions here: https://ingeniusprep.com/library/pdf/frequently-asked-questions-in-an-alumni-interview/Join our new Facebook group College Admissions Corner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegeadmissionscorner/Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQQuestions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.comInGeniusPrep.com
On today's episode, we talk to Adrienne Gilbert, a former high school college counselor and a Former Admissions Officer from Rice University. Adrienne talks about the importance of counselors in the college admissions process and how you can take advantage of the counselors and resources you have. Read Adrienne's blog on high school college counselors: https://ingeniusprep.com/blog/high-school-college-counselor/Join our new Facebook group College Admissions Corner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegeadmissionscorner/Sign up for a free consultation with an admissions expert: https://bit.ly/372g6RQQuestions or comments? Email me at kayla.kaszyca@ingeniusprep.comInGeniusPrep.com
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