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

Jan 19, 2022

Tom Campbell is back for another episode in our series that goes behind the scenes of an admissions office to let you know what happens when you click submit on your application—where does it go? Who reads it? What are they thinking? How do they make decisions?

At the time of this recording, Tom Campbell was Assistant...

Jan 19, 2022

My guest this time is Tom Campbell — who at the time of this recording was Assistant Dean Of Admissions at Pomona College. Tom was formerly the Assistant Director Of Admissions at College of the Holy Cross, his alma mater, and also serves as a Group Leader, Essay Specialist and Faculty Member at the very awesome...

Jan 19, 2022

This episode I'm with with Kati Sweaney, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission at Reed College. It's the first in a series of interviews with current and former college admissions officers where we go behind the scenes to let you know how things work. 


In this episode we get into: 

  • The life of an admission officer,...

Sep 12, 2020

In this episode we cover, among other things:

  • Ways that students of Color can advocate for themselves while in high school
  • How to research Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Ways to learn more about fit at colleges that are not minority-serving
  • Where to find more financial aid after you’ve been accepted
  • How...

Sep 2, 2019

My guest for this first episode is Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. On this episode we discuss:

  • Why has paying for college become such a problem? 
  • Which students...