What are the secrets to getting into the best colleges with scholarships and grants? What are the sources and veracity of these secrets?
We have dozens of secrets to reveal for you to utilize in each seminar. We share 'insider secrets' of college admissions officers (of Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, various liberal arts colleges, tech schools, and public universities), but then we help you evaluate those insider secrets and tips that seem contradictory, vague, or puzzling. We provide you with further secrets, explaining the real perspectives of various types of university administrations and the surprising facts about who actually reads application essays. Moreover, we even discuss graduate school and professional aspects that most former college admissions officers cannot discuss because of their own lack of experience beyond their roles as admissions officers.
Help from former admissions officers can be crucial, because they have been the gatekeepers for university admissions and understand their former bosses well. However, their role beyond college gatekeeping is often quite limited, most only have a bachelors degree in the liberal arts, very few have studied any science or conducted research, they typically know little about graduate school, they rarely mention anything about graduate school (which can be crucial to fit into college applications), and they often continue to hide many university secrets even after you pay them $10,000-20,000 for a 4 or 5 day workshop or $40,000-$60,000 for their entire college admissions package. Certain aspects of their game may work for many students but can actually backfire for ohers. Meanwhile, the admissions games mindset that they give students hurts the students later when they need to study and prepare in the correct way for graduate school and careers. Worse are the admissions consultants who write all the essays and/or bribe college admissions officers. These inauthentic methods seriously scar students who unwisely choose these methods.
Our sources include more than just the gatekeepers. We include academically and professionally successful people who were accepted into multiple Ivy League schools at various levels of educational achievement (undergraduate level, graduate school, postdoctoral, and professoral) before they gained experience interviewing/ranking/chosing a variety of applicants (for college, graduate school, postdoctoral programs, and employment).
We provide both short term strategies and very long term graduate school and career perspectives. Former college admissions officers will not tell you which elite college is truly better or worse for your longterm research or professional endeavors... but we will tell you what top schools to avoid if you want a particular career in medicine, law, science research, engineering, computer science, or business. If the Ivy League badge is all that matters to you, we can tell and show you how to get into an Ivy League school for graduate school or postdoctoral programs if you fail to get in during your senior year in high school. We can tell you when certain state universities or second tier private schools may be better than a particular Ivy League school or the top liberal arts schools (Williams, Swarthmore, Amherst, etc.) for your long term career goals... and vice versa. For instance, some state universities can provide a much better foundation and trajectory for a science or medical career than an undergraduate experience at Swarthmore, Williams, or Wellesley. We also address the positives and negatives of university experiences outside of the US. We keep in mind your professional dreams as we discuss current paths to executive positions from different trajectories (engineering, computer science, business, law, etc.).