Cyndy’s Blog

Tips for University of California Personal Statements

For some, fall is a quiet time built for reflection and season changes.  For us, as college advisors, it is a frantic time packed with students and reading of essays. During this time of year, for the past twenty years, I have been encouraging, badgering...
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Liberal Arts Education- Is it Outdated?

Social Media director.  Director of Customer Success.  Intellectual Property Attorney.  How many  other jobs did not exist 10, or even 5 years ago?  Preparing for jobs that have not been thought of yet, is why a liberal arts education is needed...
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2014 University of California Application Tips

The University of California is the most prestigious, public university in the system.  This is the first year students can start on their University of California applications in the summer.  (Student’s still have to wait until November 1 to officially...
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FAQ’s from ACT Goes Social Webinar with Tyler Coon & Cyndy McDonald

We love bringing resources to you from webinars.  The past webinar, ACT Goes Social with Tyler Coon, Katherine McDonnell, and Cyndy McDonald, generated a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of questions.  The FAQ’s are posted as a document. Missed the...
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New Partnership with Method Test Prep

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Method Test Prep that provides access to the highest quality SAT and ACT prep available.  Method Test Prep offers several SAT and ACT prep solutions including web-based prep software, live online prep...
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FAQ: Five College Essay Questions Every Counselor Should Be Able to Help Their Students Answer

Writing the college essay is the nemesis of each high school student, and their advisors! Ethan Sawyer, The College Essay Guy, provided lots of tips and ideas for counselors to use with students in a recent GuidedPath Professional Development webinar....
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