TISH O’CONNOR earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA in 2008 and began working with students on college admission. She brings decades of experience as an editor to assist her clients in developing essays and personal statements that distinguish their college applications. Tish, who was a member of the first class of women to [...]
Summer Workshops: Writing College Applications
Two individual counseling sessions
Small-group writing workshops over five days
Individual editorial feedback daily
Useful take-away tools and post-workshop action plan
Two coaches! This summer Betsy Heafitz joins Tish O’Connor
June 17-21 ● July 8-12 ● July 29-Aug 2 ● Aug 12-16
Daily 10:00–1:00 pm, in air-conditioned wifi space downtown
The counseling sessions will:
Identify student strengths [...]
Get a fast start on your applications with a small-group workshop this summer! Read on, or check out Services and For Seniors tabs.
The first task in applying to college is compiling a balanced list of schools that meet the student’s goals and aspirations. “Balanced” is code for a complex formula: “fit,” or ability to meet [...]
You’ve worked hard to reach this point in your education.
For many students, the path to the future will be revealed
by applying to college.
Soul searching, talking with others about their experiences, trolling internet resources, and dedicating
sufficient time to the process are necessary to ensure that you will have the best options for personal
fulfillment and career success. A counselor can also [...]
Associations and consortia of colleges
Colleges that Change Lives
Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
Western University Exchange
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
College of the Holy Cross
Loyola Marymount University
Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
California Lutheran University
Pacific Lutheran University
Mount Holyoke College
Boston University has a large and impressive faculty teaching in its English Dept, which may explain why it attracts 400+ majors. Although only a master’s in creative writing is offered, undergraduates can take some courses. The School of Communications at BU offers other avenues, from film to a specialty in science and journalism.
Among women’s colleges, Wellesley [...]
DePaul is a very good suggestion, although its program and degree (Design Tech in Theatre Studies) is not as focused on costume as some others. Chicago is a vibrant theater center.
Boston University does offer a BFA in Costume Design in its School of Theatre and its renowned School of Communications includes television and film studies, [...]
I visited some of the better colleges in this area on a tour organized by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, just before the NACAC conference in Seattle in fall 2008.Because the Pacific Northwest offers some interesting options for California students, I share my notes in this report.
The gorgeous estate that a department store magnate deeded [...]
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These traditional colleges offer undergraduate programs, some more specialized than others, that are beneficial to developing a career in game design.
Arizona State University offers an undergraduate degree in Graphic Information Technology; as a participating school in the Western University Exchange, it offers reduced out-of-state tuition to California students who apply and qualify.
Boston University, Center for [...]