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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

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September 15th 2016:Paying Off Student Loans: One Student's Story: Schools In! Application Workshop: Drafting the Why This College Essay, including Penn, Brown, Pitt and Others

You may have read a recent article in Business Insider chronicling one graduate’s story about finishing school 113,000 dollars in debt back in 2009, and paying it off by November of 2016. We’re thrilled to welcome that graduate, Jessica Elberfeld, to the show to tell us a bit more about how she wound up in debt, what prompted her to pay it off in record time, and how she did that. In this week’s School's In! Application Workshop, Kara Courtois will join me to discuss how to approach the Why This College essay, a common prompt presented in different ways on many applications. We’ll offer some g

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Jessica Elberfeld

Jessica Elberfeld is a college debt success story. After attending a community college on an academic scholarship, Jessica enrolled at a private college of music for her final 2 years of her undergraduate experience. In doing so, she borrowed $68k in loans and has spent the last 7 years making wise decisions about how to pay back her debt. Since 2010, Jessica has blogged about her experiences on her site, Oh These Student Loans and she is currently just months away from paying off her total accrued student debt of $113K in its entirety.
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Kara Courtois

Kara Courtois has spent her entire career dedicated to working in education and admissions. She began and developed her admissions career at Barnard College, part of Columbia University, where she was responsible for recruiting students from New York State and then became the director of international recruitment, overseeing the recruitment, application and enrollment of domestic, European, and Canadian students. Prior to working in admissions, Kara volunteered as a classroom teacher with Americorps and also taught high school in the Washington, DC and San Francisco areas. She has a Bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2430/getting-in-a-college-coach-conversation 14/12/2017 01:00 14/12/2017 02:00 Getting In: A College Coach Conversation https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2430/getting-in-a-college-coach-conversation You may have read a recent article in Business Insider chronicling one graduate’s story about finishing school 113,000 dollars in debt back in 2009, and paying it off by November of 2016. We’re thrilled to welcome that graduate, Jessica Elberfeld, to the show to tell us a bit more about how she wound up in debt, what prompted her to pay it off in record time, and how she did that. In this week’s School's In! Application Workshop, Kara Courtois will join me to discuss how to approach the Why This College essay, a common prompt presented in different ways on many applications. We’ll offer some general tips and review questions at some institutions, including Penn, Carnegie Mellon, Wellesley, Brown, Delaware, Pitt, and others. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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