Nov   2011



Virtual College Counselors

Market Research Senior Analyst, Carnegie Communications

In my last blog, I discussed admission counselors and how they can be a great resource to students going through the college search and application processes. Today, I want to discuss a new resource available to Massachusetts students. I was reading a couple weeks ago and came across an article about virtual college counselors and thought it was a very interesting idea.

Basically, there is now a website called that can be used by students and parents during the college search process. As they explain on their website in the About Us section: “YourPlanForCollege is the state's no-cost, one-stop online shop for students, parents, and educators designed to help Massachusetts students manage their educational and career pathways.” The website offers college planning and career planning for students as well as access to mentors and counselors.

I highly recommend checking this website out if you live in Massachusetts. It’s a resource many students across the country do not have, so take advantage of it! If you don’t live in Massachusetts, you may still be in luck. Many states are now offering sites such as these. New Hampshire has a site called, Check and see if your state has one too!

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About Rebecca Pilloni

Rebecca Pilloni

Rebecca is a Market Research Analyst at Carnegie Communications. She has worked exclusively with colleges and universities, both public and private, on branding, positioning and curriculum viability projects. Rebecca graduated from Bentley University last year, with a double major in Marketing and Global Perspectives. In college, she was actively involved in women’s rugby, Colleges Against Cancer, and Relay for Life. Thinking back to her own college search and admission process, she regrets not doing more research! Rebecca is an avid sports fan, traveler, and loves spending time outdoors. She is looking forward to sharing some of the things she experienced to make your college search a success!