What Are We Up To?

To learn “What’s new?” in higher education, we continually visit college campuses , meet one-on-one with educational professionals, attend conferences and symposiums, network with our colleagues, and and participate in professional development activities.

 

George Mason University School of Engineering

George Mason University School of Engineering

Emily and Kim attended an invitation-only event at George Mason University to learn more about the School of Engineering and their undergraduate degree offerings in Cyber-Security. After lunch in the Johnson Center they met with Deans, Faculty and Admissions staff...

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Blueprint Summer Pre-College Programs

Blueprint Summer Pre-College Programs

Kim and Emily jointly presented “College Admissions: The Basics” to 60 high school students from around the world attending Blueprint Summer Pre-College Programs (www.bpsummerprograms.com) at Georgetown University.

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Metropolitan Information eXchange

Metropolitan Information eXchange

Kim coordinated the Metropolitan Information eXchange’s (MIX) annual meeting. The group reviewed the success of their events in 2014-2015, discussed their future goals, and began to plan activities for independent educational consultants during the upcoming year.

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Miles Howland Education Partners

Miles Howland Education Partners

Emily met with Rick Beyers, Managing Partner, Miles Howland Education Partners (www.mheducationpartners.com) to learn more about their plan to guide high school graduates in securing college credit for internships, work experience, online offerings, and other...

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The Future of College Admissions

The Future of College Admissions

Emily facilitated one of the ten round table discussions at IECA’s (www.iecaonline.com) first-ever Northeast Regional Symposium on “The Future of College Admissions ”. Over 90 consultants spent the day with Deans and Directors of Admissions and Vice Presidents of...

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SAT Changes

SAT Changes

Following our meeting with Applerouth in May, Jenna Berk dropped by for a tour of our offices. We had a more in-depth conversation about the upcoming changes to the SAT and ACT and discussed strategies for guiding students beginning with the Class of 2017.

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Grove City College

Grove City College

We hosted Evan Gruver, the admissions counselor from Grove City College (www.gcc.edu). A 2014 graduate of Grove City, Evan was able to provide us with a realistic picture of the type of student who is a ‘best fit’ for Grove City.

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Applerouth and the new SAT

Applerouth and the new SAT

We met with the new administrative team of Applerouth’s (www.applerouth.com) Washington, DC metro offices. A special thank you to Jenna Berk, Tutoring Services Manager, and Mallory Shear, Business Development Manager for their insights and the updates on Applerouth’s...

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AdeptPrep

AdeptPrep

Kim met with Jen Dillon, Founder and Director of AdeptPrep (www.adeptpreptutors.com), a small tutoring company based in Tenleytown, offering one-on-one test preparation for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT and academic tutoring in Math, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish,...

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The Future of the Liberal Arts

The Future of the Liberal Arts

While Kim was traveling to visit colleges in New York, Emily participated in an Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) (www.iecaonline.com) sponsored discussion on “The Future of the Liberal Arts” with Maria Furtado, the Executive Director of ‘Colleges...

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Webinar for Students

We participated in a “Spotlight” webinar on what students with learning differences need to know as they consider what type of college environment would best meet their specific needs.

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Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham Southern College

Kim organized a meeting at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) (www.iecaonline.com) national office in Fairfax, VA for local consultants to meet with admissions representatives from Birmingham Southern College (www.bsc.edu) and Creighton...

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Trip to Boston

Trip to Boston

Emily spent 4 days in Boston meeting with admissions representatives, faculty members, and students, at 7 colleges and universities: Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu), Boston University (www.bu.edu), Suffolk University (www.suffolk.edu), Emerson College...

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Drexel University

Drexel University

While Emily was in Boston, Kim attended a one-day Counselor Open House at Drexel University (www.drexel.edu) in Philadelphia, hosted a meeting with Samantha Finegold, an admissions representative from York University (www.yorku.ca) and participated in a College Board...

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Educational Connections

Educational Connections

We hosted a meeting with Michael Oliver, the new Test Prep Manager at Educational Connections (ectutoring.com) one of the Washington area tutoring and test prep companies that many of our families use for individualized services. Michael appreciated the opportunity to...

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Mediation Conference

Mediation Conference

Kim was a Volunteer Group Facilitator at Northern Virginia’s annual “Peace It Together” Mediation Conference at George Mason University.

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Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland

We braved the snow and ice and drove to Loyola Maryland (www.loyola.edu) to have lunch and talk with 16 colleges and universities representatives from across the Country who, as members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (www.ajsu.net) ,...

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Art History Aboard

Art History Aboard

Kim hosted a mid-morning coffee for a small group of local consultants with Art History Aboard representatives Rosa Goodman and Holly Morrison, who shared detailed information about opportunities for interested students....

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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College

Emily and Kim attended a small group luncheon for DC Metro area consultants with Gail Sweezey, Director of Admissions at Gettysburg College, and Valerie Martin, vmartin@gettysburg.edu, Assistant Director of Admissions, and our Virginia admissions representative....

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