Live essay review with Mindi Trimble from College Essay Guy

Recorded Saturday, January 8 at 12:00 AM

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About this livestream


Join Mindi Trimble to learn how to optimize your college essays and to get your college essay reviewed live during this livestream event. In this stream, Mindi will use her expertise and College Essay Guy's curriculum to meet you where you're at in the essay writing process and provide personalized advice to take your essay to the next level.

Mindi will review a select number of essays live during the stream; for each essay, she'll walk through how admissions officers would read the essay, then go paragraph by paragraph to offer suggestions for improvement. She'll also be providing self-editing tips for you to fine-tune your essays.

Click here to access the form to submit your essay for review.

Consider Mindi Trimble the bubble wrap of college essay coaching, encouraging students to pop out great ideas and ensuring they don't crack under pressure while delivering an application package that's beyond satisfying. She attended Cal State Long Beach and UC Berkeley, earning degrees in Peace & Conflict Studies, French, and Vocal Performance. She finds herself while drinking coffee outside very early in the morning.

So, join Mindi as she walks you through brainstorming and drafting the perfect admissions essays!

Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Robert and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:05@delisffs:Has the stream started?
1:08@delisffs:Audio and video are great
4:45@snehajobby:How do I respond?
5:47@delisffs:I would say I want to know you more and have more dates
6:16@jo1291:that they are able to help me in times of need
7:50@snehajobby:I can't seem to access the chat. This is on College Vine and not Zoom right?
8:58@Jaybirdix:it is working, we're seeing what you're typing in. It's weird because it says 'send to host', but it's just like hitting enter
10:40@jo1291:would it be strange to go to a college because you're interested in the professor's work?
13:43@delisffs:what if you talk about how you plan to use resources offered to you?
14:44@jo1291:also I find it strange that colleges ask about what you would bring to the college. if i was a college admissions officer i would be more concerned on what the student would do after college
15:52@Jaybirdix:a why us is just one kind of essay, right?
16:36@snehajobby:Is there any way to get a recording of this meeting in case I want to reference it later?
21:26@Naren:Is there any way we can access this presentation for future reference?
24:12@jo1291:I can't understand why the college would worry about what we would bring to the college(while we're at the college). I would be more concerned about what the student would do after college. can you please explain?
25:42@Ouls:I tried refreshing the page is the live not working for anyone else?
26:02@Jaybirdix:Don't take it from me, a) they care about personality and that you're an interesting person so they create an interesting class and b) college is where we learn the most about what we want to do and a lot of people don't know yet
26:12@Jaybirdix:as far as i can gather
32:14@snehajobby:How can I say that I am going to add value to the community and student body if I don't have any extracurriculars that are similar to the club I want to join on the College Campus?
47:00@snehajobby:Yup, interest in medicine. Should I talk more about medical advocacy?
47:01@snehajobby:also thank you SO MUCH!
57:14@Naren:Is there any way we can access your presentation from the start of the live stream for future reference?
57:34@Naren:Thank you both


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