It’s HERE! After hours spent interviewing some of the most brilliant minds in the college admissions world, I’m excited to launch the College Essay Guy podcast.
What is it? Practical, up-to-date interviews with experts in college admissions, financial aid, personal statements, test prep and more. I interview deans of admission, financial aid experts, and veterans of the admissions field to extract, then distill their advice into practical steps for students and those guiding them through the process. From creating an awesome college list to appealing a financial aid letter, I skip the general advice and get right to the action items, all in an effort to bring more ease, joy and purpose into the college admissions process.
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PODCAST EPISODES ARCHIVE
101: Life As an Undocumented Student at Harvard - Daishi Tanaka, Class of 2020
102: How to Advocate for Undocumented Students
- Dr. Aliza Gilbert, Counselors that Change Lives recipient
103: How to Plan a Fulfilling and Productive Summer - Jill Tipograph, Summer planning expert and Founder of Everything Summer
104: How to Appeal a Financial Aid Award Letter - Jodi Okun, Founder of College Financial Aid Advisors
105: How to Lead a Life-Changing Essay Workshop - Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy
106: Colleges That Change Lives: Great Schools You May Not (Yet!) Know About - Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives
107: What I've Learned from Reading Over 10,000 College Essays - Parke Muth, 28 years in the office of Admissions at the University of Virginia
108: Demonstrated Interest: How to Build Authentic Relationships with Colleges (and Why It's a Good Idea) - Monica James, founder of Competitive Edge
109: How to Figure Out Which School is Right for You - Steven Antonoff, College List Expert
110: How to Find and Research Great Colleges: The Fiske Guide - Ted Fisk, author of the Fiske Guide
111: Using the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay - Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy
112: How to Listen (and Why) - Benjamin Mathes, founder of Urban Confessional
113: Debunking the Myth of the Starving Artist - Laura Young, director of enrollment management at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
114: Free College Application Tools That Students (and Counselors!) Should Know About - Sean McElroy, international admissions consultant and publisher of two blogs