Applications

College Drama and Music Auditions: How to shake the jitters and impress the directors

Don Kruszka | March Consulting Arts Specialist I never liked auditioning. In fact, I hate it.  Especially when that audition involves contrasting monologues. Preparing an out-of-context speech for strangers who have never seen you before and will judge your worthiness in five minutes or less always seemed fraught with peril.  There is a reason auditions have […]

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Cheers to the Individual: Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay

Jordan Fulmer | March Consulting Educational Consultant There are thousands of applicants each year with the perfect unweighted 4.0/weighted 5.0 GPA, the 1600 SAT/36 ACT, and the robust list of community service/academic achievements. Tough advice I received back when I was applying to colleges: when it comes to admissions, there is always someone academically better than you. […]

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The First Step to Conquering Senior Year

Sophia Caputo | Contributing Writer   Do you have $8.09? Oh, perfect! You can afford a planner to keep your life in order. That’s right, it’s time for you to buy a planner (you too, dudes!). If the extremely basic Mead pocket planner is unexciting to you, try Kate Spade’s website or take a trip […]

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Top Schools Shifting Away from Standardized Tests

The SAT. The ACT.  Does just the mention of standardized testing send a slight shiver up your spine? You know the drill: wake up early, grab some pencils and a snack, and drive over to the testing center. You have around three hours to bubble in answers and maybe write an essay, and then the […]

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How to Stand Out in the College Admissions Crowd

Everyone loves a good story. The hero faces unfathomable difficulties and it doesn’t look like they’re going to make it out alive. In the end they overcome and are carried on the shoulders of peers through the village. *Insert epic music and cheering.* When you apply to colleges (and internships, and jobs) the admissions counselor […]

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