Anne Gould College Advisor Blog

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This year the NACAC annual conference took place in Boston. As is the tradition, prior to the start of the conference many of us arrive a few days early to visit some of the local colleges and universities. This year was no exception. I started out very early on the first morning and boarded a
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  The NACAC Annual Conference is among the most important events for those of us in the professional college admissions community. It is a yearly conference which takes place in different locations throughout the United States and even Canada (the first one I went to was in Toronto). School and independent counselors and college admissions
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On Day 3 of my trip to the South West of the United Kingdom our afternoon was spent at The University of Bath. The city of Bath is a popular tourist destination and is a UNESCO World Heritage City especially known for its iconic Georgian architecture and numerous arts and cultural opportunities. London is easily
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At the University of Bristol (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/) were warmly greeted by Gary Coulter who is the International Officer for North America, Russia, and Central Asia. We spent our visit learning about three of their signature programs in Veterinary Science/Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Science, and Innovation Programs. I have extensive notes on all three programs and would be
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On April 18, 2017, I visited Drew University (http://www.drew.edu/1/). The day started with a chat and walk around campus with Professor Terry Todd (Associate Professor of American Religious Studies in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies). Dr. Todd is a font of interesting information about the history of Drew as well as current day college
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During our first “Showcase University” we enjoyed learning about the University of the West of England (UWE) which is in Bristol. We were greeted by Emily Cowley who is the Regional Director, Americas ([email protected]). Here are some of the highlights of what we learned: Enrollment is made up of 27,000 students with 4,000 international students
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From March 12th to the 18th, I, along with 34 other school counselors from the United States and Canada, participated in the “Full STEAM Ahead” United Kingdom University tour. The program was sponsored by the British Council. We toured throughout the South West of England and visited 12 universities. I arrived in London a few
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My most recent college visit was to Northeastern University. NE is in Boston Massachusetts. One of the nice things about this school environment is that there is a true campus within an urban setting. I met with Jennifer Simons (left) who is the Director of Admissions and Lauren Melaugh (right) who is the Assistant Director
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On October 20th, I was fortunate to spend the day at Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts. The college is midway between Boston and Providence (it’s a little closer to Providence) and is an easy train ride from either city and then a short shuttle bus ride to campus.  Judy Purdy, Director of Admissions, greeted me
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During the third week of September, I was in Columbus  Ohio attending the 2016 NACAC Annual Conference (National Association for College Admission Counseling). This is perhaps the most important yearly event for high school, independent, and college admission counselors. Thousands of us gather each year to learn about what’s new in college admissions and network
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This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with two admissions representatives from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mark McFee Muenzer, who used to be our local representative, introduced me to Frank Thomas Rechichi who is taking over his territory. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: Most popular programs are Computer Science, Game Design,
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On July 27th, Jessica Dietrich, Admissions  Representative from Ithaca College (IC), joined me at my office along with some students and parents to learn about Ithaca’s programs and admissions process. We had a lively discussion about programs related to their Elementary Education, Sports Marketing, Sports Media, and Journalism Programs. Here are some fun facts that
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Boston University I recently spent several days at orientation at Boston University. It was an event packed program with activities planned for students and their parents. I learned all about the academic program in the College of Liberal Arts and the Kilachand Honors College. There were sessions on student activities, support services, residence life (including student
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Wagner College, in Staten Island, was the host of this year’s New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) annual conference. I enjoyed a full day of touring the beautiful campus, hearing an inspiring keynote address, and participating in worthwhile educational sessions. Here is a summary of the day’s events. Wagner College is an
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While in Wisconsin, one of the schools I visited was Beloit College. Here are some of the highlights:  Small residential college – 1270 students who are required to live on campus for three years. Division 3 Athletics – 1/3 of the students are varsity athletes. Greek life is an option for interested students with 15-20%
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The final stop on my Wisconsin college trip was Lawrence University which is in Appleton Wisconsin. We started our day with a panel discussion where we learned all about this school of 1500 undergraduates from the student perspective. In addition to being a traditional university, Lawrence is a music conservatory so the all of the
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“You can make a big school small, but you cannot make a small school big.” University of Wisconsin – Madison is a large urban school with many smaller communities for students to discover and explore. This exciting university, in the capital of Wisconsin, provides all of the benefits of a large school (undergraduate enrollment of
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The 4th stop on my tour of colleges in Wisconsin was Ripon College and it was fun to be greeted by the “Red Hawk.” After crisscrossing the state and visiting three other schools, the group was getting a little bit tired. However within moments of our arrival it was clear to all of us that
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During a recent campus visit to Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania, I learned a lot about this small gem of a school. The people with whom I interacted (Andrea Killian who is a freshman and was the tour guide and Dona Rehm from the Office of Admissions) were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and made the Lafayette College
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Marquette University is a Jesuit school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a relatively quick plane ride from LaGuardia Airport and a perfect fit for the student seeking a traditional campus environment in an urban setting.   Easy to travel throughout the city and students enjoy being actively involved in at least one but more
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I recently met with Rita Del Rios, the Long Island Admissions Representative from Salve Regina.
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On a recent Thursday afternoon, I enjoyed being on the Lehigh University campus with Admissions Representative Samantha Pitcher
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Muhlenberg College is located in Allentown Pennsylvania (2 1/2 hours from southwestern Long Island) and it has been on my “short list” of schools to visit for a long time.
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On March 18th I participated in this year’s NYSACAC Regional Forum.
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