I Did a Podcast with the Statement Guru!

I was recently a guest on the Statement Guru Podcast. Thanks for having me, Nived! Listen right here:

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I’m super excited to tell you about my latest podcast, with Ethan Sawyer of College Essay Guy.

Ethan and I have a lot in common, including a very similar approach to essays that owes a lot to studying screenwriting and storytelling structure. In our conversation, something very interesting comes out:

We’ve repeatedly found that during the essay writing process, our clients don’t just end up with a bunch of words on a page. What they really get is a better sense of who they are, what they want, why they want it.

In the modern day, communicating with others is easier and faster than ever. Calling, emailing, texting. We’re constantly connected to friends, family and co-workers, whether they’re next to you or half a world away.

But amidst all that chatter, the most important dialogue of all oftentimes gets lost. The dialogue between you and, well, you!

You may think you know yourself, but how much of that is really you?

Trust me, I have breakthroughs with my clients all the time. Breakthroughs that allow them to better understand what makes them tick, breakthroughs that give them greater self-confidence, self-assuredness.

Yes, the admissions essay is meant to show admissions officers what makes you a unique individual. But it’s impossible to do so unless you learn that lesson first. It’s therapeutic. It’s cathartic. It’s cheaper than therapy."