Podcast Episodes

Podcast Episodes2023-02-16T22:04:47-05:00

YCBK 394: How do colleges make admissions decisions

Introduction: Mark makes a request to listeners in the Greater LA area Mark and Susan just talk about college admissions. They start out talking about how colleges make admission decisions and move on to other topics. Lynda interviews Soup Campbell, Head of Marketing and Brand at Zeemee-Part 4 of 4 Soup Campbell Interview-Part 4 of [...]

January 12, 2024|

YCBK 393: Cyber security jobs are booming, what you need to know!

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (2:14): Julia and Mark discuss a blog article that appeared in College Vine entitled, “Deferred or Waitlisted? How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest". The article was written by 7/28/2023 and it was written by Varun Srinivasan. Julia and Mark share what they agree [...]

January 12, 2024|

YCBK 392: Why do some colleges love Early Decision and other would never offer it

Introduction : Mark shares some insights on the FAFSA because the new Simplified FAFSA is now live Mark discusses, which colleges offer Early Decision and why do they offer it. Lynda interviews Soup Campbell, Head of Marketing and Brand at Zeemee-Part 3 of 4 Soup Campbell Interview : Part 3 of 4 Lynda asks Soup [...]

January 3, 2024|

YCBK 391: Deferred or waitlisted? What do you do now?

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (1:48): Julia and Mark discuss a blog article that appeared in College Vine entitled, "Deferred or Waitlisted? How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest." The article was written by 7/28/2023 and it was written by Varun Srinivasan. Julia and Mark share what they agree [...]

December 29, 2023|

YCBK 390: Resources to help you know if a college is financially stable

Introduction : Mark has a couple announcements about YCBK coming to Raleigh/Durham Mark and Lisa answer a question from Dale from DC about resources to help you know if a college is financially stable Mark answers a question from Robin from Kansas that is also about how to know if a college is financially stable [...]

December 29, 2023|

YCBK 389: Colleges are being forced to change how they have to recruit students

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (2:09): Vince and Mark discuss an article that appeared in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” on 9/27/2023 entitled, “The Student List Business is Changing. Will that make student recruitment less equitable”? (Length 31 minutes) This week’s question (33:15): Lisa and Lynda answer a question from [...]

December 23, 2023|

YCBK 388: Tips for submitting video submissions to selective colleges

Introduction: Mark has a couple announcements about YCBK coming to Raleigh/Durham Mark shares 7 things he sees parents and students doing when decisions come out that can bring pain to other students Mark and Julia share tips for submitting videos to colleges Lynda interviews Soup Campbell, Head of Marketing and Brand at Zeemee Soup Campbell [...]

December 23, 2023|

YCBK 387: Six different types of college visits explained

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (23:20): Vince shares a number of admission tips for our listeners. Vince and Mark begin a discussion of an article that appeared in “The Chronicle of Higher Education” on 9/27/2023 entitled, The ‘Student List’ Business Is Changing. Will That Make Student Recruitment Less Equitable? (Length [...]

December 15, 2023|

YCBK 386: Mark and Julia discuss and debate essay length and resumes

Introduction : Mark has a health update Mark and Julia, discuss and debate, what is the minimum length a college essay should be? Mark and Julia, discuss and debate, when a student should submit an essay and whether to include a photo Lynda interviews Derek Terrell, Director of Engagement for the Coalition of College on [...]

December 11, 2023|

YCBK 385: Students need to think like admissions officers when completing applications

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (2:22): Mark and Julia discuss an article by Rick Clark in Georgia Tech’s blog entitled, "College Admissions Is NOT a form. It’s your story!" The article was written on 9/21/2023. (Length 16 minutes) This week’s question (18:00): Lisa and Mark answer a question from Julia [...]

December 10, 2023|

YCBK 384: Is it better to get an A in an easier class or a B in a harder class

Introduction : using speakpipe.com/YCBK you can send in your questions either on Twitter at @YCBKpodcast using the Messages tab or via email at Questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com. Recommended Resource : Recommended Resources for AI by Chris Chilbert https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/09/28/ai-chatgpt-robots-taking-jobs/. This is the Washington Post article that I referenced. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4573321. This is a link to the Harvard study that I [...]

December 4, 2023|

YCBK 383: What to do when you submit an admission application with an error

In this week's episode you will hear In the News (4:40): Mark and Julia introduce an article entitled, A New Push to Assess “Character” in College Admissions that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Susan and Mark spend the first 30 minutes talking about a range of admission topics and then they dive in [...]

December 1, 2023|

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