UCLA: Nation's Largest Applicant Pool

November 21, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón

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“Think less about what you think we want to hear, and more about what you want to say.” Gary Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UCLA. With just less than 10 days away from the November 30 UC application deadline, UCLA is poised to break records again this year. Just a year ago, this premiere institution received more than 113 thousand freshmen applications. UCLA is on a mission to serve the entire state of California and represent students from all backgrounds. With over 137 thousand applicants, including transfer students, Gary Clark enjoys the reading season. He believes reading stories in a student’s own authentic voice is the best way to get to know each applicant. Hear more about Gary Clark’s own journey to college and why he loves UCLA. As a bonus, Gary will offer his best tips for applying to the University of California. Tune in LIVE! Wednesday, November 21 at Noon Pacific on VoiceAmerica.com Variety Channel.

Destination: YOUniversity

Destination: YOUniversity

Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

CALLING ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND BELIEVERS!

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!

So, what do you say? Let’s do this! Join Dr. Cynthia Colón, LIVE every Wednesday at Noon Pacific Time, 3 PM Eastern Time for Destination: YOUniversity, on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Dr. Cynthia Colón

Dr. Cynthia Colón

Using over 20 years of experience as an educator, Dr. Cynthia Colón’s book, “Tips, Tales and Truths for Teens,” offers a practical road map for the college admission process. Dr. Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, KCAL, WGN, FOX, and in Latina Style Magazine.

Dr. Colón has worked as both an admission officer at Vassar College in New York and as the director of college counseling at the elite private Marymount High School in Los Angeles. She has read thousands of applications and worked directly with over 600 students who have been admitted to top colleges in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Duke, Georgetown, USC, UCLA, Berkeley, Notre Dame and many more.

Dr. Cynthia Colón holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Colón is on a mission to help every student, no matter her or his background, pave their way to the college of their choice. Further, she offers parents and educators the tools to support teens along the road to college.

Cynthia’s passion is obvious and her infectious energy can captivate any audience. She loves all things baseball, Trojan football, and enjoys running, reading and red bell peppers.

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Episode Directory

November 2018

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