Encore ESSAY Type #4: YOUR Academic or Future Connection Essay

July 15, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón

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How do you convey your interest in a major? What can you share that shows a passion in an academic subject or a career path? Here is an example that I will break down in today’s episode: “Would you like nuts on your sundae, sir?” I waited for the customer’s reply. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see the owner motioning for me to join him in the booth when I was done. … He wanted to go over the profit and loss statements with me. I had no idea what that was and could only see a giant binder full of rows and columns, listing every single expense of the restaurant. “You see this line here,” I nodded, “...this is how much the nuts on a sundae cost every month.” Many teens have had a part time job at some point and many adult admission officers will have shared a similar life experience. As a bonus for you, I am featuring 3 college essays and I’ll explain why this is important for you to have in your portfolio of essays to use in this process. Episode #34

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Dr. Cynthia Colón

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.

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Episode Directory

July 2020

  • 7/29/2020: Encore The Common App And Those Pesky Supplemental Essay Questions Listen Now
  • 7/15/2020: Encore ESSAY Type #4: YOUR Academic or Future Connection Essay Listen Now
  • 7/8/2020: Encore What's YOUR 'COOLNESS' FACTOR Essay Listen Now
  • 7/1/2020: Encore Dissecting The 'What Am I Good At' Admission Essay Listen Now

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