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The Best of #GettingInPodcast: College Essay Tips

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Shannon Vasconcelos

Written by Shannon Vasconceloson February 18th, 2022

I came to College Coach with close to 10 years of experience in college financial aid offices. I began my career at Boston University, where I counseled students and their parents on the financial aid process and reviewed undergraduate financial aid applications. At Tufts University, where I served as assistant director of financial aid, I developed expertise in the field of health professions financial aid. I was responsible for financial aid application review, grant awarding and loan processing, and college financing and debt management counseling for both pre- and post-doctoral dental students. I have also served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, coordinating early college awareness activities for middle school students; as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, educating high school guidance counselors on the financial aid process; and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts, aiding students and parents with the completion of online financial aid applications.
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As admissions decisions are rolling in for current high school seniors, juniors are (we hope!) starting to prepare for their approaching college application process. This preparation can include zeroing in on a manageable college list, planning for standardized testing, and starting to think about college application essays. Yes, essays. The Common Application recently announced that their essay prompts will remain unchanged for next year, so juniors are now able to begin work on their personal statements. A good starting place? Check out this playlist of the best college essay tips we’ve shared on our podcast. From choosing a topic to final edits, from your Common App personal statement to college-specific supplements, these segments of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation will help ensure that your college application essays highlight what makes you YOU! The Best of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation: College Essay Tips We hope you enjoy the above playlist, and that these podcast segments help get you started in putting your best foot forward in your college essays. For more college application tips, be sure to subscribe to Getting In: A College Coach Conversation on Apple Podcasts. And check out all the insights available on the college admissions process on the NACAC Podcast Network.

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