First Gen Students: How I Chose My College

Recorded Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Matriculate High School Fellows as they explain more about Matriculate’s free college advising program, in addition to navigating the college search and college transition process as first-generation college students. In this session, we’ll cover the aspects to look for when developing a college list, how they chose colleges to apply to while remote, and tips for transitioning to college.

Matriculate is a nonprofit that provides free college advising to eligible high school students. We will match you with a current college student who will guide you through the college application process. Apply to Matriculate here:

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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!


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