Marina Koestler Ruben

Blog Posts: September 2011

College Application Tips from an Admissions Expert

This Saturday, I had the pleasure of speaking as part of the Center for Student Opportunity's bookfair at the Barnes & Noble in Bethesda, Maryland.  Yes, we were in front of the cookbooks, but we were actually talking about preparing for college.









The event's main speaker was Doris Davis, an educational consultant who formerly worked as part of the admissions teams at Cornell and Barnard.  As an admissions insider, she provided valuable thoughts for the college students and parents in attendance.  Among them:

Bookfair on Saturday in Bethesda, MD

I recently connected with the Center for Student Opportunity (and here's their Facebook page), a Maryland nonprofit with an admirable mission: "To empower underserved, first-generation college students to and through college by providing critical information, guidance, scholarships, and ongoing support."

This Saturday, I'll be speaking at CSO's bookfair at the Bethesda, MD, Barnes & Noble.

The timing:

2:05 - 2:45: "Gain an Edge in Planning for College" -- Doris Davis, educational consultant and former Associate Provost for Admission and Enrollment at Cornell University

2:45 - 3:05: "Take a Do-It-Yourself Approach to Your Child's Education" -- me

The bookfair runs all day, so please come by even if you're not free for the talks.  'I'll be around throughout the afternoon, so come say hello!

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