Parent Series: Finding The Right College For Your Child.

Recorded Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12:00 AM

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The admissions process is hard - Hillary is here to help!

Schedule a free consulation to meet Hillary and get your questions answered

Get help with:

Building a balanced school list you’ll love
Increasing your acceptance chances at top schools
Writing amazing college essays
Managing all requirements and deadlines
Maximizing financial aid
So much more!

The admissions process is hard - Hillary is here to help!

Schedule a free consulation to meet Hillary and get your questions answered

Get help with:

Building a balanced school list you’ll love
Increasing your acceptance chances at top schools
Writing amazing college essays
Managing all requirements and deadlines
Maximizing financial aid
So much more!

Interested in working with Hillary?

Learn about the entire admissions process from a top expert

Get help with:

Building a balanced school list you’ll love
Increasing your acceptance chances at top schools
Writing amazing college essays
Managing all requirements and deadlines
Maximizing financial aid
So much more!

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About this livestream

Description

Crafting a school list is a critical step in the college admission process: not only do these colleges serve as a North Star to guide the rigorous last years of high school, it also shapes the way your student prepares chooses their extracurriculars and essays.

Advisor

Hillary Hewins

Education
New York University MA in Counseling, BA in Psychology and Anthropology - Cal Poly Humboldt
Bio
Welcome to planning for the rest of your amazing life! I want to help you to discover your strengths, interests, and talents, and support you as you plan for your future. I have been counseling students and helping them reach for their dreams for more than 15 years, and I have guided hundreds of students toward achieving their goals.

I believe in every student’s ability to learn and grow from wherever they are starting from. Preparing for college applications should start early, though it is NEVER too late to plan the next steps in your journey.

Applying to college can be fun. I love helping students tell their stories, and the writing process has the potential to be one of the most powerful parts of your application. If you are in grade 12, you have a lot of control over how you present your experiences on your application and through your essays. I can help your personality come alive on your application! Being authentically YOU is the key.

I have lived, traveled, and worked all over the world, and these experiences help to shape the way I work with students. I believe that an open mind, a sense of humor, and a spirit of adventure will get you far in life. I also believe that your personal well-being is key to success in learning and gaining acceptance to colleges that hold incredible opportunities for you.

My experience as a college counselor in several incredible high schools is complemented by my background in supporting student mental health and well-being. This allows me to create plans that will help you to manage even the most stressful moments of this process. Get organized, break a large process down into small tasks, and start moving forward, my friends :)

I started my career as a counselor at Hunter College High School in New York City where students aim high (like, really high) and get in! HCHS also boasts a solid percentage of first generation college students gaining acceptance to highly selective colleges. I was a core part of the team founding the college counseling program at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School. Additionally I have worked with incredibly ambitious international students at Shanghai American School and Yokohama International School, and so am very well-versed in the experiences of students with a variety of backgrounds applying to the US.

If you would like to better understand your strengths and how to leverage them, plan your high school years to maximize your opportunities, and create a college application that is going to help you to highlight your best qualities, then let's connect.

***Please send me a message if you do not see your preferred available time. I will always do my best to make times available for clients. Thank you!
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