Cyndy’s Blog

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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The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New College Consulting Practice

Starting a new practice, or building an existing practice sometimes takes more than we expect.  As a company, we work with new and experienced business people.  We celebrate their successes and work with them through the mistakes sometimes made.  We...
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Creating Futures, Barry Sysler’s Legacy

This past month has been a roller coaster of emotions as we have celebrated the life and legacy of our former friend and mentor, Barry Sysler.  The webinar, Creating Futures, Barry Sysler’s Legacy, held May 29, was a cathartic event for friends, colleagues,...
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GEARUP Goals Aligned

Opening doors to higher education has always been a passion of mine. I love working with students who are first in their family (as I was) to attend college. This week schools are writing GEARUP grants. These grants will further the work of providing...
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Ready, Set, Go! Working with Rising Seniors! Use MyCCA or GuidedPath!

Summer is the time to work with rising seniors to get college lists finalized, essays started and students moved into high gear in preparation for applications.  Having an online tool to help organize and streamline this process will make your application...
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College Affordability Presentation at NCAG

College Affordability is a topic at the top of everyone’s minds this year. College fit has to include financial considerations, as well as academic and social. At the NCAG (National College Advocacy Group) conference last week, Mike Davila (College...
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