Spanish Language Livestream: The first-generation journey
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About this livestream
Join us as Raffy Polanco walks through the college admissions process and specifically how first-generation students and parents can tackle this journey. Raffy is the Admissions Counselor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at Simpson College. Raffy will be presenting in both English and Spanish. We'll also have a live Q&A, so come prepared with all of your questions!
Undergrad College: Georgetown University '21
Major: History; Minors in French and Russian
Work Experience: The college applications process is all about responding to one question: who are you? I am passionate about helping students craft a creative answer. I have been helping students gain admission to the T25 schools of their dreams since 2018, when I first started working for CollegeVine as an Applications Consultant, and later, blog writer. Soon after graduating from Georgetown, I started my own company to make college advising my career. I currently mentor students through one-on-one consulting sessions and essay editing.
My Admissions Story: My admissions journey began with a desire to dive into the humanities and have an adventure of self-discovery. I applied to East Coast liberal arts schools that value creativity and specialize in teaching languages, history, and international affairs. One thin deferral letter came in the fall, a thicker envelope came in the spring, and with that, I was accepted to my dream school — Georgetown University!