Interview 164: Dan and Mary Lachance on “Opportunities in Cyber Security Careers”

Dan talks about how he used summer programs to confirm his interest in cybersecurity. Dan shares all the branches or options you can select from within cybersecurity. Mary is a data engineer who works with cyber-insurance, and she shares the changes she is seeing in the job market. Dan shares how he picked a college, [...]

January 26, 2024|

Interview 163: Soup Campbell on “How to use Zeemee”

How Zeemee helps students to understand a college and connect with other students Soup starts out talking about how Zeemee has changed in the last five years Soup talks about his background in admissions, high school, teaching and social media Soup talks about Zeemee is different from Instagram, Snap Chat, Tik Tok and Discord Soup [...]

January 26, 2024|

Interview 162: Marissa Salazar on “Six ways to visit a college”

Marissa gives her backstory and the various roles she has had Marissa describes how the open house differs from other college visits Marissa describes who the Open House is best designed for Marissa explains some different models that different schools use for their Open Houses Marissa discusses how Open Houses relate to “Yield.” and she [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 161: Derek Terrell on “Understanding the Coalition for College”

Derek explains his backstory, walking us right up to his current role as the Director of Community Engagement for the Coalition for College Derek explains the mission of the Coalition for College Derek explains what criteria a college needs to meet in order to become a member of the Coalition for College Derek talks about [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 160: Lee Coffin on “Understanding Dartmouth”

Lee explains how Dartmouth is different from other Ivy League schools Lee talks about one personal quality that he really looks for when he is reading a file Lee talks about why personal qualities (PQs) fly under the radar of the things that are important to an admission officer Lee answers a question from a [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 159: Dr. Andrea Brenner on “How to College”

Dr. Andrea Brenner shares her unique career path Andrea tells us what the American University experience is Andrea tells us about her book, “How to College," as well as the five different card decks she created Andrea talks about her favorite exercise to help students get college-ready Dr. Brenner talks about some of the life [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 158: Chris Chilbert on “What you need to know about AI”

Chris gives his bio Chris talks about the buzz that is around AI Chris tells us what we need to know about AI Chris talks about the ethical issues around the use of AI What is the difference between generative AI and regular AI Chris talks about what AI can do and what it can’t [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 157: Rick Clark and Brennan Barnard on “Miscellaneous Admission Topics”

Rick and Brennan give their bios Rick and Brennan talk about why they wrote a new edition to their book, “The Truth About College Admissions.” Rick and Brennan share an issue or two where they disagree about admissions topics Brennan and Rick have a disagreement about Early Decision, each one shares their reason for their [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 156: Dr. Eric Neubuehl on “The Importance of Student Engagement”

Dr. Neubuehl gives his backstory Eric shares what the research shows when a student has an on-campus job vs an off-campus job Eric shares some of the other benefits that the data shows accrue to students who are more engaged in the college vs the student that is less engaged in the college Eric talks [...]

December 19, 2023|

Interview 155: Brian Bertges on “Fraternities and Sororities”

Brian gives his backstory Brian shares his own experience with joining a fraternity as a freshman, and it is quite a story indeed Brian explains the value a fraternity brings to the college student experience. Brian answers the question, do fraternities have a drinking problem Lisa asks Brian, how often do fraternities go rogue and [...]

December 19, 2023|

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