Tuesday, August 06, 2013

What are Colleges Looking for?

Sunday, September 8, 3:00 p.m.

As students work their way through a tough high school curriculum, they often feel unsure about where to start the college process. PATTI BRUGMAN and JOYCE SALTER will go over each of the attributes that are most valued by college admissions officers on Sunday, September 8 at 3:00pm when they present this special program at Crowell Library. Learn how to measure what colleges want for the future freshmen classes against what is desired from a college. Learn the differences between an average applicant and an extraordinary one, and why there is a “Perfect Fit” college for everyone. This talk will give an outline of what it takes, beyond great classroom performance, to be a successful applicant to the colleges of preference.

Patti Brugman has a B.A. in English from Occidental College and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. She helps her clients find the "perfect fit" college, a major area of study, and life goal. Her mission is to help students discover their passion through writing, study, and the college process. In her own writing, she has presented academic essays for conferences in New York and Liverpool and continues to teach writing privately. As a member of the Board of Governors at Occidental College, she helps with admissions committee and career networking events. Patti is a member of WACAC, The Western Association of College and Admission Counselors.

Joyce Salter is a detail-oriented editor, always reading for content, tone and grammar. Her rapport with students is often what inspires them to do their best writing. She has years of experience as a writer/researcher for film and television with produced credits. She is also a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, with an extensive background in children's library programming. Joyce is also a member of WACAC.

Whether starting early or late, Patti and Joyce help students submit the best application to their own Perfect U. Light refreshments will be served.