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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

#105 - Let’s Take Flight With This Rockstar!

12/1/2021
#14 - Meet Grace! There is literally nothing this girl can’t do - with a perfect academic record, Grace is also a founder, a leader, an athlete, a painter, need I go on? She has been dreaming about The US Air Force Academy since forever. BUT, when UCLA came calling, she was perplexed as to what to do? Which to choose. Today Grace reveals if she will take flight. We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they will call home! YOU are...

Duration:00:15:03

#102 - Who LOVES Petroleum? This Kid!

11/24/2021
#13 - Meet Christian! Ever heard of Colorado School of Mines? Petroleum Engineering as a major? This kid has known he wanted this exclusive major since he was a sophomore. YEP. Find out what he “stole” from National Parks which should have been a clue to what he’d end up doing! 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,...

Duration:00:16:39

#101 - Competitive Cheerleader Chooses Her Home In Texas

11/17/2021
#12 - Meet Arianna! It is not too often that I GET to chat with a fellow cheerleader! Arianna is competitive cheerleader and I still remember reading her essay about the big fall. OMG. They say Texas is the cheer capital of the country, so it is no surprise that Arianna has narrowed it down to TCU and Baylor!! 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...

Duration:00:14:49

#100 - Mid West or Beach City?

11/10/2021
#11 - Meet Miles! This Computer Science whiz wrote over 30 college essays, founded an e-sports gaming club, took a million AP courses, and started a grocery delivery business for his neighbors during COVID. Find out if Miles chooses the midwest over beach city! 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...

Duration:00:20:08

#99 - She’s Headed To Canada And Speaks Russian!

11/3/2021
#10 Meet Marion. This amazing young woman speaks Russian and is learning a third language. A golfer, HOBY Participant, French Honors Society, I mean there is nothing Marion can’t do! And she’ll do it all in Canada!! Find out how she stumbled upon Canadian schools, what she plans to study, and which college quoted her essay in her letter of acceptance. Oh, and, hear from MOM and her advice to parents. You're going to see just why we all think Marion is super cool! We’ve decided to...

Duration:00:28:56

#98 - Triple Threat: Dancer. Actress. Singer.

10/27/2021
#9 Meet Bonnie! This talented rockstar applied as a Dance Education major and auditioned her way to her dream college 3000 miles from home! Wait til you hear about the organization skills it took to stay on top of every application, audition, and test deadline. Watch Bonnie take center stage! 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...

Duration:00:18:04

#97 - First Generation Teen Finds His Way To Dream College

10/20/2021
#8 Meet Diego!! This cool kid has a spirit that can captivate anyone. Diego will be the first in his family to attend AND Graduate from college and he can’t wait to share where he is headed!! Diego shares four key pieces of advice to those freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with college dreams. Hold out til the end when his family say a few words to Diego and Abuelita joins in via FaceTime. We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they...

Duration:00:17:40

#96 - From Catholic High School To The Ultimate Catholic College

10/13/2021
#7 Meet Charlie. The polo wearing, Catholic School teen had five college choices and over 300K in scholarship dollars before Christmas. Charlie loves roller coasters, building custom bikes, and teaching robotics to young kids. What’s he going to major in? Mechanical Engineering. Find out where today on 30 Teens. 30 Dreams. Destination YOUniversity. 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:00:10:41

#95 - The Perfect Business School

10/6/2021
#6 Meet Steve. This California native had to learn to read in middle school. Not daunted with his dyslexia - he figured out how to turn it around in high school. Steve has a love of entrepreneurship and is a die hard Red Sox fan! What? Find out how Steve made both of these love come together in finding the perfect dream college for him. You’re going to love this story!! We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they will call home! YOU...

Duration:00:13:56

#94 - California Girl with nearly 800K in Merit Scholarship Awards

9/29/2021
#5 Meet Savannah! California Girl with nearly 800K in Merit Scholarship Awards. Her Coolness Factor? Law Enforcement Explorer Program, her commitment to her community, and her confidence in herself. Savannah shares her secrets for collecting scholarship dollars along the way. This young woman made a plan early on in how she would help pay for college. Ah-mazing! Listen and you’ll be just as impressed as we were when we met Savannah in College Essay Bootcamp! We’ve decided to Celebrate 30...

Duration:00:20:41

#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