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Choosing your school requires much more than just figuring out which university has the best degree program or class sizes. You’re also choosing the place you are going to live for the next four years, and while some students can’t wait to race to the city, you’re looking for a four-year escape to great outdoors. […]

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Financial Aid

Do I really need all these student loans?

No. Wait, let me say it again for the people in the back – NO. While loans are there to help you pay for school, it’s extremely easy to get taken advantage of and set yourself up for at least 10 years of debt post-graduation. Ugh. But you don’t have to be that girl, which […]

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Study Tips

Study Scientifically: 5 Methods to Make Your Study Time Effective and Efficient

Do you know how to study? Like really study? Many of us don’t learn how to truly retain information through studying (PSA: all-nighters are not sustainable) and we are left a bit helpless when we end up in a class where a huge chunk of the grade is determined by a single, big, overwhelming test. […]

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Applications

I was waitlisted. Now what?

In the midst of all the acceptance and rejection letters being mailed every spring, there are a handful of gray letters that end up in the mix. These are the waitlist letters. Being waitlisted is a wishy-washy situation with the same emotional confusion of a half-assed breakup. Much like the we’re-not-broken-up-but-we’re-not-together-either dynamic, being waitlisted can […]

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College News

My Perfect Fit College: The University of San Diego

If you follow me on social media, it’s pretty apparent that I am head-over-heels in love with my alma mater. And if you don’t live on the West Coast, you’ve probably never even heard of it. So what’s the deal with the University of San Diego? It’s about time I tell you exactly why I’m […]

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College News

3 things that ALL COLLEGES should learn from the admissions scandal

When I saw that celebrities were involved, I knew that this admissions scandal would be different. It was going to go viral. The colleges involved would be forced to take action and every university across the country would have to defend its admissions process. For those of us who work in the college prep industry, […]

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Hawaii-Based college counselor, Endless Idea Generator, Systems obsessed, Enneagram TYPE 7

I'm Brooklyn

meet YOUR COUNSELOR

I started the college counseling journey on my own and without a map.
Bursts of intensive work and a little bit of dumb luck kept me afloat-- plus a personality like a rubber band that just snaps back to optimism even when projects went backwards, upside down, or just all wrong. 

I've met few as committed to trial and error as I was, but it worked. I streamlined my workflow with automated systems, tested every strategy and software, and invested in personal development until I had built a thriving and completely unique college counseling business. 

My path to success was expensive and circuitous, but yours doesn't have to be.
Every article in this blog is a piece of the map that I wish I'd had when I started. Every resource in my shop a navigational tool that will get you there faster. 

I'm on a one-woman mission to create a community for college counselors to develop professionally and personally and I am so happy that you're here.

aloha!

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