Tag: guidance counselors

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more

Letters of Recommendation Made Easy: Who, How, and When to Ask

CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you play your cards right, you won't have to stress about asking for a letter of recommendation. Follow these tips to get recommended worry free! read more

Squeak! How to Maximize Your Time With Your Guidance Counselor

Author, College Admission Expert, Valley Prep Tutoring Services

High school guidance counselors are there to help you through the college admission process, but they have a lot on their plates. Read on for some tips to get the attention you need. read more

Common Denominators: College Success Factors Among Minority and First-Generation Students

Director of Operations, The Choice Program, The Shriver Center of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

College is tough. For students without adequate support systems in place, it can be even tougher, particularly amongst first-generation and multicultural students. Here, one education advocate explores how to make it easier. read more

You and Your Transfer Counselors

Associate Director of Admissions, Transfer Coordinator, Springfield College

Worried about the transfer process? Don't be. You've had someone in your corner all along: your transfer counselor. read more

The Top 10 Ways You Can Help Your Students Stand Out to Colleges

Founder and President, College Bound Mentor, LLC

The interactions that teachers, club advisors, coaches, guidance counselors, and school administrators have with students can have remarkable, lasting impact on students and help shape their life philosophy and sense of self. read more

Tom Kleese, Founder and College Planning Guru, OnCampus College Planning


Tom Kleese is the founder of OnCampus College Planning. He has six years of experience in college planning and has a background in both high school and college teaching. read more

Jean Marie Buckley, President and Educational Counselor at Buckley Education Group, Inc.


Jean Marie Buckley is an educational counselor and the president of Buckley Education Group, Inc. She has 30 years of experience as a college counselor. read more

Five Things Counselors and Consultants Should Do This Summer

Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Here are a few things counselors and consultants can do this summer to keep their skills sharp and gear up for the next cycle of college planning. read more

Staying Connected to Your Home Country and Family

International Student Advisor, Slippery Rock University

Each year tens of thousands of international students travel to the United States to attend a college or university. The experience is often exciting, but at other times can be daunting, so staying connected with friends and family is essential to the well-being of an international student. read more