On The Road

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On the Road

The path to a successful college admissions process and finding the right fit is complex and dynamic– colleges add new majors or programs, change admissions requirements or expand services. Additionally, there are changes in the peripheral institutions that impact the college process- ACT, SAT, The Common Application, Naviance and more.

There is always something new to learn. Participating in college consortia tours is one way I stay current. Other great resources I take advantage of are to attend national and regional professional conferences, meet with college admissions reps, participate in workshops and webinars and attend seminars. I spend a great deal of time on the road!

Click on the links below to see where I have been.

Rochester Institute of Technology materials

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

I spent this morning with Devin Lamb, Connecticut Admissions Counselor for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  Devin treated us to a comprehensive program—we learned about what is new at RIT—from buildings to majors as well as…
Fairfield University

Fairfield University

On Sept 28, our CT Regional Group was hosted by Fairfield University for info sessions, a tour and lunch in the new dining hall. Karen Pelligrino, VP of Enrollment Management gave us a comprehensive session on Admissions, new majors and the…
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College Lunch with Admissions Counselors

I was invited to a very interesting Lunch and Learn with Gettysburg College-- with Gail Sweezey, Director of Admissions and Desvan Moody, the Admissions Rep for Connecticut. We had great conversations about what is new and important at…
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2017 NACAC National Conference in Boston

I attended the NACAC National Conference in Boston last week. There were well over 7,000 attendees- Independent Educational Consultants, College Admissions Officers, School Counselors from Public, Private, Parochial and Boarding Schools and…
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College of Mount St. Vincent

I met with the New England admissions representative from the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY. I learned about their most popular majors --Nursing, Education and Business-- as well as details of their scholarships and campus life.…
Marywood University Architecture Department

Road trip to Scranton, PA!

I spent two days in Scranton, visiting two very interesting universities. The University of Scranton, a Jesuit institution with top notch Business programs as well as great programs in the health fields, some with combined undergraduate-graduate…
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The Independent Educational Consultants Association comes to Connecticut!

Mark Sklarow, CEO of the IECA, came to Connecticut for a morning of education. We members learned about  and discussed what is new and trending in admissions—for college, graduate school and secondary schools. Save Save Save…
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University of Connecticut

Spent a terrific, though rainy, day at the University of Connecticut. We had a very frank and helpful session with Admissions. Later we spent some quality time with Nathan Fuerst, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Admissions.…
Rutgers University Flags of Different Countries

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Did you know that Rutgers is the eighth oldest college in US, founded as Queen's College in 1766? I spent two days on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University as part of their counselor event. I learned all about the campus—or I should…
University of Hartford

The University of Hartford Campus Tour

I spent a great day on the campus of the University of Hartford today. I learned about the Hartt School of Music, new majors and programs in the university as well as new construction plans.  I also met with administrators and learning specialists…
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The EchoLeague

  I spent yesterday afternoon with college admissions representatives from this collation of colleges—the EchoLeague. They are a different type of coalition of six liberal arts colleges that are bound together by their concern for…
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NEARR: New England Area Representatives

I met with New England Area Regional Representatives, college admissions reps from 15 colleges. We heard about their institutions and had an Application Reader Review presentation where each college weighed in on several students-Accept, Deny…
Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

I met with the New England Regional Rep from Florida Atlantic University. We had a great conversation about FAU and their many programs, including their Honors College.  
Trinity College

Trinity College Meeting and Tour

I spent the morning on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford yesterday.  We heard from Julia Pitassy-- Associate Director of Admissions, Chanel Erasmus-- Trinsition Fellow and Dr. Angel Perez-- Vice President for Enrollment and Student…
Cornell College

Cornell College Fly-In

I spent two days on the campus of Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where they have “Education at the Speed of Life”. Block classes: one course at a time for 18 days followed by a few days off, 8 Blocks a year. We had dinner with the…
Centre College

Centre College Fly-In

I spent two days at Centre College in Kentucky—a beautiful campus and the curriculum is pure liberal arts. We were able to ask questions of a terrific student panel and I sat in on a very interesting history class. This brick wall in the…
Penn State University

Penn State University Campus Visit

Happy Valley Indeed! This is a beautiful campus and everyone I met and saw was happy! I heard about some of their great programs from the Admissions Officers I met with and I attended a very interesting session with the Director of the Schreyer…
Champlain College

Champlain College--Meeting with Admissions Rep

On October 19 I met with the Admissions Officer who reads applications for Connecticut to hear about what is new at Champlain. I toured the college in 2006 and in the last ten years things many things have changed. They offer new majors but…
Columbia University in New York City

Columbia University--Campus Tour

I spent a great day on the campus of Columbia University in New York City. We had a very informative session from admissions and then I had both a Science Tour and an Engineering Tour.   Save Save Save
College Board counselor materials

College Board Counselor Workshop

  Great workshop today from the College Board’s New England rep Alan Bernstein, held on the campus of Fairfield University. We learned about how students reacted to the new SAT this year, the 2017 debut of the August date to take the…
University of Dallas

University of Dallas--Meeting with Admissions Rep

Today  I met with the Admissions Rep for CT from the University of Dallas. I had the pleasure of touring their campus in 2013. Today I learned about what is new at U Dallas. Great meeting.       Save S…
Georgia Tech Admissions Materials

Georgia Tech-- Meeting with New England Admissions Rep

I met with the New England Admissions Representative from Georgia Institute of Technology,  known, of course, far and wide as Georgia Tech. Learned about what is new, types of students who would be a good fit and about an interesting new major…
Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University--Campus Tour

Spent a wonderful day at Quinnipiac University. We heard from Heidi Erickson, Senior Associate Director of Admissions and from the Office of Disability Services. It was a very informative program-- we learned about what is new at Quinnipiac…
Salve Regina University

Salve Summer Counselor Getaway August 2016

I participated in the Salve Summer Counselor Getaway. Great workshops, student panel and opportunities to learn about their academic programs and students.  
Florida Institute of Technology

Florida July 2016

I spent a few days in Brevard County, Florida, home of NASA, Cocoa Beach and, of course, colleges. I toured the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College, formerly Brevard Community College. Eastern Florida State has four campuses--…
Berry College

Berry College Tour July 2016

I spent a full day on the campus of Berry College in Georgia. A tremendous thank you to my friend, Fred Tharpe, a member of their Board of Trustees, who picked me up at the hotel at 7 AM and arranged for an amazing tour and meetings with many…
William Fitzsimmons

May 2016: Independent Educational Consultants Association National Conference in Boston

At the 2016 IECA national conference in Boston, I attended  many workshops and also heard really great presentations by Harvard's Dean of Admission William Fitzsimmons, Dr. Ellen Braaten and Daniel Levitin. “Is it a Match?” with Johns…
College of William and Mary

January 2016: The Independent Educational Consultants Association's Winter Retreat for Professional Members

January 2016: IECA Professional Retreat: I toured nine colleges and attended workshops with colleagues, admissions officers and other higher education professionals in Richmond, Virginia. Save Save Save
Third Annual NY City Directors of Admission Panel at Fordham University

October 2015: 3rd Annual NY City Directors of Admission Panel

Spent Tuesday morning at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus for the “3rd Annual NY City Directors of Admission Panel”. Great information from New York University, Columbia, Fordham, Cooper Union, SUNY and CUNY-- moderated by Jeff Makris,…
University of Connecticut

October 2015: University of Connecticut -Connecticut Counselor's Day

I participated in the Connecticut Counselor’s Day at the University of Connecticut. Spent the day on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut for Counselor Day. We heard from President Susan Herbst, who told us about the Next…
Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston

September 2015: Colleges of The Fenway Consortia Tour

Who are the College of the Fenway? Six colleges in Boston, on or near the Fenway who have been a consortium for 20 years and share some joint programs. Emmanuel College Massachusetts College of Art and Design MCPHS University Simmons…
Janet Rosier presenting college admissions information to families in Tianjin

May 2015: I Gave Presentations in Three Cities in China

Many families in China would like their children to attend college in the United States. However, the system they are used to is very different from the process of applying to US colleges. I presented an overview of the US system of admissions,…
Miami University, Ohio

April 2015: Ohio Tour

Miami University in Ohio and the University of Dayton Counselor Visitation I toured the beautiful campus of Miami of Ohio, spoke with students and faculty. I learned so much about their history and future plans. They offer all of the good…