Cyndy’s Blog

Creating Sparks with Exciting News

 When flint hits steel, sparks fly and light erupts. Each element by itself is beautiful, but combined they create sparks. It’s a synergy that cannot be matched by either element alone. The recent merger of PlanMyCollege and GuidedPath is creating...
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Visit us at the IECA conference

Gathering together in Washington DC Looking forward to visiting colleges, meeting with friends and colleagues and sharpening your counseling skills at the upcoming IECA conference?  We are too!  GuidedPath/PlanMyCollege is excited to be a sponsor for...
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Interview Available- Choosing the Right Path as a Visual or Performing Arts Student

Students interested in pursuing a path in college as a visual or performing arts major have lots of choices to make. Cyndy McDonald interviewed Chris Andersson, Theater Education Specialist, and Director of Admissions for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts....
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Fascinating Interview with Edward Fiske on College Admissions Trends

Edward Fiske has seen many trends in college education over the years he has covered this topic. What trends does he see for the future? How can we learn from the past? What goes into selecting the colleges to go into the Fiske Guide?  What we can learn...
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Minerva Experience: College with the World as your Classroom

Studying abroad is increasing in popularity (doubling in recent years.) What if students could take the study abroad experience one step further? With an eye to how students learn best, Minerva has done just that. In an interview with Robin Goldberg,...
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Interview with Marie Schwartz: Choosing the Path Less Traveled: How a Gap Year Can Enhance Your College Experience

Recent years has seen a growing number of students choosing not to attend college right out of high school. Increasingly, students and parents are seeing the value of taking time to learn and grow before launching into college. In an interview with Marie...
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