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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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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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English


Episodes

#4 - Dr. Angel Perez: Poor Neighborhood. Pivotal Moment.

5/10/2022
Season 1: #4 - Dr. Angel Perez: Poor Neighborhood. Pivotal Moment. Average Cost of 4-Year College Degree: $150K Average Annual Teacher Salary: $58K Changing The Trajectory Of A Student’s Life: Priceless Born in Puerto Rico, Angel Pérez moved to and grew up in the South Bronx where he attended low performing schools. Angel went on to attend Skidmore, Columbia, Claremont Graduate University and earned the title of Dr. Pérez. While this story may seem rare, it does happen, and should happen...

Duration:00:51:50

#5 - Thrya Briggs:Stay True. Be True. Get Admitted

5/4/2022
#5 - Thrya Briggs:Stay True. Be True. Get Admitted When we are young, we tend to go with the crowd, do what is popular, dress to fit in. It takes courage to be you. We don’t like to admit it, but even as adults, we often fall prey to doing what everyone else says to do. Parents suggest universities they’ve read about in magazines and rating guides. Students listen to the seniors that have come before them and assume they too will find happiness at colleges Suzy, Sophia, Danny or Diego now...

Duration:00:52:25

#5 - Maria Furtado: “Know” Before No.

5/4/2022
#5 - Maria Furtado: “Know” Before No. There are over 4000 colleges and universities in the US. Let me let that sink in for a moment. There are more colleges than there are shopping malls, Apple stores, amusement parks, and national parks COMBINED. I’ve researched and/or visited over one hundred colleges, but I could not begin to name more than maybe 300. My question this week is, “How many could you name?” My guess is that most people would name the same 50 -150. So if this is true, why do...

Duration:00:53:13

#2 - Julie Taylor-Vaz: Ivy or Intuition

5/4/2022
Season 1: #2 - Julie Taylor-Vaz: Ivy or Intuition Find Your Team of Supporters. Being accepted to an Ivy League doesn’t come by chance, it begins with a community of believers who push you to work hard, follow the plan, grow as a leader, and dream big. Find your team and achieve! My question this week is simple: “Are the institutions we covet the perfect choice for everyone?” If you were admitted to an Ivy institution, would you turn it down? What circumstances would make you choose...

Duration:00:52:59

#45 - Kevin Hudson: Push. Pursue. Plan. Princeton.

4/27/2022
#45 - Kevin Hudson: Push. Pursue. Plan. Princeton. Are you a dreamer? If your child has big college dreams and dares to share them with you and with the world, this show is for you. If you have no idea how or where to begin in your search for colleges, this show is for you. My guest today, Kevin Hudson, grew up in New Jersey , and at the age of 13 , before his mother passed, she had instilled in him the value of a good education. Kevin shares his journey to Princeton University and you...

Duration:00:56:24

#43 - Claudia Marroquin: RIGHT PLACE. RIGHT TIME. Bowdoin College May Be RIGHT FOR YOU

4/20/2022
#43 - Claudia Marroquin: RIGHT PLACE. RIGHT TIME. Bowdoin College May Be RIGHT FOR YOU They say that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. High School graduation is the ultimate sign of preparation. It is the culmination of 13 years of training for the marathon we call life. From high school, students head off into a variety of paths and futures, some include heading off to colleges 3000 miles away from home. If you know a student who has been admitted to Bowdoin...

Duration:00:52:53

#40 - Marcela Mejia Martinez: Chapman University: The 2nd Happiest Place On Earth

4/13/2022
#40 - Marcela Mejia Martinez: Chapman University: The 2nd Happiest Place On Earth What Do You Dream Of? What Do You Believe In? What Would You Change In The World? How Would You Improve The Lives Of Others? There are many people and institutions who dare to answer these questions But it is the FEW who actually -- ASK, ANSWER, AND ACHIEVE. Chapman University achieves 4 stars on all of these fronts. They are dreamers AND achievers! Located just 5 miles from the Happiest Place On...

Duration:00:52:08

# 8 - Yvonne Romero daSilva: Math Whiz. MIT Alumna. Change Maker.

4/6/2022
Season 1: # 8 - Yvonne Romero daSilva: Math Whiz. MIT Alumna. Change Maker. With everything happening a million miles per minute, what captures the attention of kids is a game and a chance at winning coins, points, and bragging rights. The truth is, nothing has changed. I remember getting stars on the class chart for each level of multiplication. Dr. Romero da Silva remembers the challenging questions on a test she took as a first grader. Kids can and do fall in love with school, the...

Duration:00:53:55

#122 - Harvard. Yale. Howard. Florida A & M. Decision Time for Curtis.

3/30/2022
#31 Meet Curtis. When someone says he plans to be the 5th African American Paleontologist in the world, you believe him. He speaks Mandarin, practices Capoeira, and knows everything about dinosaurs. Get the blueprint on how to start preparing for the dream college of your choice! You’re gonna love Curtis and the entire Lawrence family. 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!!...

Duration:00:30:24

#121 - Community College Opera Singer & Animator Lands A Spot At Dream College

3/23/2022
#30 Meet Cosette. The humility of being denied at nearly every college is something one never forgets. For some, they give up on their dream, but for others, it only fuels their determination. Cosette is determined to prove she has a voice and a gift to share with the world. If you are looking for the blueprint of how to go from community college to dream college, watch Cosette’s AH-Mazing story. We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination...

Duration:00:31:11

#120 - Competitive Dancer. Math Tutor. Food Science Nerd.

3/16/2022
#29 Meet Juliana! This academic scholar is a competitive dancer, math tutor, Co-President of the Book Club, in pep band, and was a dance instructor. But my favorite part of Jules: she’s a science nerd and wrote her essay about the chemistry of baking. She has waited til the 11th hour to make her decision. Find out today! 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...

Duration:00:19:42

#119 - Daughter of Ecuadorian Parents is College Bound!

3/9/2022
#28 Meet Lara! She is the daughter of Ecuadorian parents who could not be more proud of Lara! Lara took 9 APs, completed 200+ hours of community service and is the recipient of NYS seal of biliteracy. Listen how this family from Ecuador moves to New York and built a life for their daughter, Lara. Ah-mazing! 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...

Duration:00:17:37

#13 Gary Clark: UCLA: Nation's Largest College Application Pool

3/3/2022
“Think less about what you think we want to hear, and more about what you want to say.” Gary Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UCLA. The University of California receives more applications than any other public or private institution in the country. UCLA ranks number one as the leader of the board, having received over 135 thousand applicants in each of the last two years. (nearly 150K for the class applying for entrance fall of 2022) If you ever wanted to get in the brain of...

Duration:00:58:01

#118 - Female Drum Major of Award Winning Marching Band! WOWZA!

3/2/2022
#27 Meet Audrey. This academic scholar has balanced a nearly full time job as her award winning marching band’s drum major. Audrey will major in English and has aspirations of writing for medical books and journals. Talk about Grey’s Anatomy, hello! Which California college will be lucky enough to have Audrey as a member of Class of 2025? Find out today! We’ve decided to Celebrate 30 Teens With 30 Dreams and reveal the 30 Destination YOUniversities they will call home! YOU are invited for...

Duration:00:19:02

#117 - This Debater Wrote An Essay About Socrates

2/23/2022
#26 Meet Ethan.Yep it’s true he wrote one of his essays about Socrates. This runner and debater is also part scientist and his dynamic personality makes him a natural politician. Which California college will be lucky enough to have Ethan as a member of Class of 2025? Find out today! 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...

Duration:00:20:35

#116 - Academic Scholar. Piano Player. History Buff.

2/16/2022
#25 Meet Derick! He plays guitar and piano, builds robots, attended St. Albans School of Public Service and has a twin brother!! Will he join brother Steve on the east coast or will he stick with his Cali roots? 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 this...

Duration:00:15:40

#115 - Children’s Book Author. Girl Scout Gold Award Winner.

2/9/2022
#24 Meet Jalynn!! She was a children’s book author before starting senior year! WOWZA! This Girl Scout Gold Award winner found a way to tie in everything she loves, animals, environmental science, and service. Will it be Spelman, Purdue, UC Davis, Trinity University, or UT San Antonio. Find out today! 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...

Duration:00:21:26

LA Catholic Schools 5-Part Mini Series Episode 5: Grandmother & Uncle Raised Her With Catholic Education

2/4/2022
LA Catholic Schools 5-Part Mini Series Episode 5 Title: Grandmother & Uncle Raised Her With Catholic Education Guest: Kelley Manzo, LA Catholic School Graduate, Class of 2021 Her biological parents were unable to raise her. Her grandmother and uncle took her in and raised her. Now known as “mom and dad” - grandma and uncle choose Catholic schools for Kelley. After graduating in 2021 - she is now a freshman in college. Against all odds, she made it, and not only did she make it - Kelley is...

Duration:00:31:44

LA Catholic Schools 5-Part Mini Series Episode 4: Three Ways Catholic School Teachers Show Love

2/3/2022
LA Catholic Schools 5-Part Mini Series Episode 4 Title: Three Ways Catholic School Teachers Show Love Guest: Catalina Saenz, Catholic School Principal You can be a great leader and you can be a great teacher, but the question is, can you be BOTH a GREAT Leader AND Teacher? Until I met Catalina Saenz, I wasn’t sure that was possible. I’m telling you right now, Catalina is the real deal!! As a parent, you want to meet a leader and teacher who can talk the talk AND walk the walk. When she...

Duration:00:38:45

LA Catholic Schools 5-Part Mini Series Episode 3: Three Steps To Financing a Catholic School Education

2/2/2022
LA Catholic Schools 5-Part Mini Series Episode 3 Title: Three Steps To Financing a Catholic School Education Guests: Theresa Fragoso and Andrew Garcia, Catholic Education Foundation If you live in Los Angeles, you can find good schools - Public, Charter, Catholic, Private - you name it - you can find what you’re looking for. But like everything in LA - it is not always free. Let me rephrase - when it comes to LA - most things worth having are in fact NOT FREE. So - if you are in the...

Duration:00:42:14