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The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Aug 26, 2019

On this episode, which is part 3 of 3 in my series on access and equity in the college admissions process, I sit down with their Chief Strategy Officer of Strive for College, Matt Rubinoff, who for years has been advocating for first-generation and low-income students. We discuss, among other things:

  • What’s so special about being first anyway?
  • Why first-generation students should take a “What’s in it for me?” approach
  • Resources for first-generation students and their counselors, including (one of my all-time favorites) the “I’m First! Guide to College,” which highlights resources and opportunities available to first-gen students at hundreds of colleges and universities
  • Questions first-gen students and parents should ask when researching colleges
  • The importance of not just getting to college, but getting through it
  • How first-generation and low-income students can receive not only free mentoring but also free test prep!

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 Remember to use the code COLLEGEESSAYGUY when purchasing the "I'm First" Guide for 30% off!