Is COVID Widening The Education Gap? How To Stay Ahead In College Admissions.
September 10, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón
Perhaps this is a trick question, but I dare say the question is NOT, "Is COVID widening the education gap," but rather how much will this pandemic exacerbate the already stark inequities in our national K-12 system? High School seniors wrestle with what to do and how to explain what their own education has looked like over the last 6 months. Sophomores and juniors question what will matter most in two or three years? I've been asked over and over again, "What should my kid be doing now? What if s/he doesn't have access to teachers, sports, activities, or financial resources to get ready for college?" Today I will answer these questions. Whoa -- things are changing by the day and it is hard to keep up for me, so I can’t imagine what it’s like for you -- to be a parent, a spouse, a teacher, and also your teen’s college counselor. Breathe. Let me take some things off your plate today. You will leave with: 4 Realities, 4 Questions To Ask, and My top 4 To Dos NOW to stay ahead!
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Success doesn’t come by chance. Success is a decision to take a chance on YOU. Being admitted to the YOUniversity of your choice is a goal, but not a guarantee. Who you surround yourself with is just as important as what you do. Hear from extraordinary people who led ordinary childhoods. Each story tells the tale of finding passion, purpose, and praise from adults.
The secret to a “YES” is becoming your best YOU. Walk away with practical tips and action steps on how to go from good, better, to best and increase your chances of receiving that “YES!” If you are a student, parent of a student, teach students, or are a student of life, this show is for you!
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Dr. Cynthia Colón
Using over 20 years experience, her book, Tips, Tales, & Truths for Teens, offers a practical road map for the college admission process. As the leading and trusted college admission expert, Dr. Cynthia Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, FOX 5, KCAL, WGN, WKRC, and in Latina Style.
Dr. Colón worked as an admission officer at Vassar College in New York and as a college counselor at an elite private school in Los Angeles. She has read thousands of applications and worked with over 800 students who have been admitted to top colleges – including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, UVA, and many more.
Dr. Colón is on a mission to help students, no matter their background, pave their way to the college of their choice. She serves as the perfect blend of Coach and Cheerleader!
Dr. Colón holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication at the USC, a MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Education from UCLA.