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Destination YOUniversity

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Destination YOUniversity is a podcast for parents of college bound teens and the mentors and educators who support them. If you are looking to learn quality tips, true tales of real applicants, and candid behind-the-scene truths about the college admission process, you've come to the right place. College dreams and EXPERT college advice is distributed here, no matter who you are, where you live, or where your teen attends high school. Join us!

Destination YOUniversity is a podcast for parents of college bound teens and the mentors and educators who support them. If you are looking to learn quality tips, true tales of real applicants, and candid behind-the-scene truths about the college admission process, you've come to the right place. College dreams and EXPERT college advice is distributed here, no matter who you are, where you live, or where your teen attends high school. Join us!

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United States

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Destination YOUniversity is a podcast for parents of college bound teens and the mentors and educators who support them. If you are looking to learn quality tips, true tales of real applicants, and candid behind-the-scene truths about the college admission process, you've come to the right place. College dreams and EXPERT college advice is distributed here, no matter who you are, where you live, or where your teen attends high school. Join us!

Language:

English


Episodes

#93 - Harvard, UCLA or West Point?

9/22/2021
#4 Meet Emilie!! Harvard, UCLA or West Point? Which would you choose? Meet EMILIE - From Orange County, California! This top scholar, soccer captain, Girl Scout Gold Award winner has been following her dreams since she was 8 years old! Emilie shares advice on what younger students should do if they are dreaming of colleges like H-Y-P-S (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford). Which did Emilie choose? Find out where she will land this fall today on Destination YOUniversity, where college dreams...

Duration:00:15:53

#92 - Over 15 Applications. Over 600K Scholarship Dollars.

9/15/2021
#3 Meet Grace From Florida! What’s her super power? Grace works with teens with disabilities and has been doing so for years. With spreadsheets and timelines in hand, hear how Grace applied to more than 15 colleges and was admitted to nearly every single one!! With over 600K earned in scholarships, learn which college Grace will call home this SUMMER! We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they will call home! YOU are invited for a...

Duration:00:15:36

#91 - Recruited Athlete Pivots After Receiving An Unexpected Deny

9/8/2021
#2 - Meet Amar: Listen and learn how this athlete had to pivot at the last minute!! Oh my goodness - this is the craziest story I've ever heard about a recruited athlete! Don't miss this episode. Thank you, Amar for sharing!! We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they will call home! YOU are invited for a front row seat!! Join us and you’ll hear each applicant’s tale; the hits, the regrets, their advice, and where they will land...

Duration:00:25:33

#90 - Female Drum Major Heads To Play In The Big Leagues

9/1/2021
#1 Meet Caroline!! This young woman leads her high school marching band in Georgia. She had dreams of attending a major institution and she has a mother who supported her every step of the way. Caroline has several pieces of advice for youngsters just getting started on their college admission journey. You’re going to love this family and the love they have for each other. We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they will call home!...

Duration:00:18:39

Bonus Episode - FOUND: Love notes from Mom

8/25/2021
TIP: Your love for your teen should not be kept secret. Say it, write it, share it. TALE: From the day I packed my bags for USC and left the comfort of home, I have lived in 15 different places. The last place I lived I planted roots for 11 years and collected furniture, trinkets, books, journals, memories, and kitchen items for days. In June of 2016, I went through each drawer, closet, and room and carefully selected what to store and what to sell or give away. Years later I sat unpacking...

Duration:00:39:44

#89 - From First African American Miss Alabama to Award Winning PR Agent

8/17/2021
How does a high school student become their own advocate and champion? Learn about this and SO much more from Toni Purry, author of My Hype Book. If you're trying to figure out how to navigate the life of a college applicant, this episode is for you. If you want to learn how to be your own biggest cheerleader, this episode is for you. TRUTH: If you get clarity of vision, nothing can stand in your way. TIP: Success is all about finding and deciding on the vision you have for yourself. When...

Duration:00:41:13

#88 - Taking Community Service to the Next Level

8/11/2021
So what's really the deal with doing community service as a high schooler? Learn all about this (and more) from Carol Grace, Chief Giving Officer at Give3600. If you want to find out how important community service is to colleges, this episode is for you. If you you're interested in learning about the large variety of benefits that community service provides you with, this episode is for you. TRUTH: When you become a more INTERESTED person, you become a more INTERSTING applicant. TIP: You...

Duration:00:26:29

#87 - Highschool Athletes and College Athletics

8/3/2021
How should a recruited athlete approach the college admissions process? Learn ALL about this (and more) from Eva Scalzo, college admissions expert and former Division-I athlete. If you are a current college-bound high school athlete or a parent of one, this episode is for you. If your teen has dreams of being recruited, this episode is for you. If you are simply wondering how to pivot in the midst of a pandemic, this episode is for you. TRUTH: You have to have a plan. TIP: Whether an...

Duration:00:33:41

#86 - How STEAM Students Find Their Passion

7/28/2021
How do video games give you the skills to be a successful college applicant? Hear about this and much more from Jon Cassie, Director of Innovation at TVT Community Day School in Irvine, CA. If you want to learn about the benefits of connecting the Arts with STEM, this episode is for you. If you want to hear how one can apply knowledge from tabletop games, board games, and video games to "real life", this episode is for you. TRUTH: There are real skills you can take away from playing games...

Duration:00:45:04

#85 - Performing Arts Student Finds A College With Choir And Strong Academics

7/20/2021
Are you trying to figure out how to balance an arts focus with academic rigor? Listen to Jamie of Chapman University to hear more about this and other topics! If you want to hear about how you balance different needs when it comes to choosing the right college, this episode is for you. If you need to know what the most important aspect of your application is, this episode is for you. TRUTH: Applying to college is a (temporary) part time job. TIP: When you're going through the admissions...

Duration:00:30:05

#84 - A Conversation With United Nations Consultant & Fulbright Fellow

7/13/2021
What do college admissions staff actually WANT to see in your application? In this episode, hear about this (and more) from Jon Rice, Director of Transfer Admission at the University of San Francisco. If you want to know HOW authentic you should be on your college application, this episode is for you. If you want to hear more about when to say "yes" when opportunity calls, this episode is for you. TRUTH: You never know what's going to impress an admission counselor. TIP: Make sure to...

Duration:00:34:57

#83 - From LA Private School to Flagship University: Meet Briana of Lawrence University

7/7/2021
Is it okay to change or adjust your college path? In this episode, hear from Briana of Lawrence University about that and more. If you are worried about not knowing your preferred major or college, this episode is for you. If you want to see how much relationships can help you on your college journey, this episode is for you. TRUTH: Change - it is okay to change your mind, and to be your own person! TIP: If you need to change majors, or even colleges, that's okay! One key to being...

Duration:00:33:41

#82 - Keep St. Mary's College Weird

7/5/2021
Do you want to learn about why it's important to be weird? In this episode, hear from David Hautanen - Vice President for Enrollment Management at St. Mary's College - about why he loves St. Mary's, and how important it is to be truly yourself. If you want to hear about how your weirdness can help you get into college, this episode is for you. If you want to know how to balance parent involvement with your college application, this episode is for you. TRUTH: Colleges want you to BE YOU, be...

Duration:00:38:51

#81 - A First Generation To College Student Gets A Nudge From His English Teacher

6/23/2021
Are you trying to figure out what it is that colleges want to learn about you in your application? Check out this interview with Carlos Leyva, admission counselor, to hear more. If you want to learn about why colleges want to see your true PASSION, this episode is for you. If you want to learn about what it can be like to go on the journey to college as a first generation college student, this episode is for you. TIP: What You See In Others Is What You Believe In Yourself. TALE: Carlos had...

Duration:00:39:41

#80 - On the Ramp to Your Future

6/16/2021
How do you make your college application stand out? Check out this interview with Carl Forbes, Associate Director for Multicultural Admissions at The Evergreen State College. If you're thinking about how to show off your passions to colleges, this episode is for you. If you're curious about the perspective of an admissions office expert, this episode is for you. TIP: Counting Backwards Forces Forward Thinking TALE: Picture this: On your 10th birthday there are only 7 candles burning atop...

Duration:00:37:08

#79 - A Conversation with Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admission

6/8/2021
How do you go about following your college dreams? Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admission April Crabtree shows us how to be a dream-builder. If you want to feel inspired to follow your goals, this episode is for you. If you want encouragement to keep at it, this episode is for you. TIP: I CHOOSE CROW POSE. TALE: Reading the bios of our guests for Dream College Academy is always a treat, but this particular bio made me stop in my tracks. This decorated Fulbright scholar...

Duration:00:38:15

#78 - 3 Most Important College Essay Tips

6/1/2021
What does my college essay need in order to accomplish its intended goal? College essay specialist Betsy Cadel gives us great tales and tips on writing excellent college essays. If you want to learn more what your essay HAS to demonstrate, this episode is for you. If you want to learn what YOU should be doing to stand out on your college application, this episode is for you. Parents: hear Betsy and Dr. C speak about the most important things YOU need to be doing to ensure your child's...

Duration:00:47:19

#77 - Test Prep, AP Scores, Grades - The Future of Quantifiable Data

5/25/2021
How do you navigate the world of quantifiable data as requirements are changing? Candice Lapin fills us in. If you want to learn more about the impact of test prep, AP scores, and grades, this episode is for you. If you want to learn what YOU should be doing to improve your Academic Qualities, this episode is for you. TRUTH: In terms of Academic Qualities (AQs), a lot is changing in the world of college admissions. All you can control is what YOU do, and what skills YOU are going to build...

Duration:00:39:37

#76 - 10 Strategies to Beef Up Your College Admissions Resume During a Pandemic

5/18/2021
How can you strengthen your college application/resume during a pandemic?? Listen to this interview with Vince, college admissions guide, to find out. If you're wondering how important community service is, this episode is for you. If you're thinking about ways to boost your college resume, this episode is for you. TIP: Never Force a teen to do something they find undesirable. TALE: When I worked with private clients one of the things families are surprised about is when I give permission...

Duration:00:46:29

#3 Barbara Connor’s Five First-Choice Colleges© Approach To The College Admission Process

2/19/2021
What happens when you move 11 times before the age of 20? You begin to learn, listen, watch, try, and begin again and again. Learn poignant lessons from this all-star army brat turned esteemed educator. The lesson this week: Change is constant. My question is: Are we shaped by those around us or that which surrounds us? This week our guest, Barbara T. Conner, Director of College Counseling at Foxcroft School in Northern Virginia, shares her extensive experience in helping thousands of...

Duration:00:53:00