YCBK 419: Mark and Vince discuss observations from this year’s admission decisions
YCBK 421: Students Brand Themselves In Order to Try to Get In Elite Colleges

YCBK 420: How to select a college when you have options-Part 3 of 3

Introduction :

  • Mark gives a preview of some up and coming episodes
  • Lisa gives advice about selecting a college from a psychological and practical standpoint.
  • Lynda interviews Marjorie Betley, the Senior Associate Director of Admission at the University of Chicago, and the Executive Director of Admissions at the STARS College Network, and they discuss the STARS College Network STARS is an acronym for Small Towns and Rural Student-Part 3 of 3

Marjorie Betley -The STARS Network- Preview-Part 3:

  • Marjorie talks about her own adjustment from a rural school to the University of Chicago
  • Majorie talks about the mentorship and peer to peer support that is available for students once they get to campus
  • Marjorie talks about the very creative “Bridging the Divide program” that is run through the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago
  • Marjorie and Lynda talk about the skepticism rural students, increasingly have about the value of college
  • Marjorie talks about an outstanding program Northwestern is offering for rural students
  • Marjorie gives her advice for rural students, rural parents and college counselors working with rural students
  • Marjorie, shares where can students learn more about The STARS Network
  • Marjorie, goes on the hotseat in our lightning round


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