What if you could answer some simple questions to discover:

  • Extracurricular ideas to engage you this summer and beyond?

  • An academic major/minor?

  • A satisfying career in the future?

You can--and you'll be able to revisit your answers as you move throu...

March 12, 2020

Juniors: Follow the advice in my post What Seniors Can Do! Even if Spring Break tours are canceled, you can still learn about colleges. I'll be available to fill you in about your right fit, majors, college culture and refine your list. But we may be able to accom...

March 12, 2020

All the fear about "unknowns" is impacting colleges. Many are sending students home with instructions to finish the semester virtually. Admitted Students Days, so important to making your final college decisions are being cancelled. Here are a few suggestions for getti...

February 19, 2020

From Dr. Jed Applerouth and Dr. Gary Glass, Director of Counseling and Career Services of Emory Oxford College, a new way of approaching the epidemic of anxiety and stress that affects students throughout middle, high school, and college. Reframing how we look at the s...

February 14, 2020

5 things I learned about the University of Tampa this week:

1. 80% of the student body hails from outside Florida, with 14% international.

2. Entrepreneurship students work with venture capital specialists to learn how to finance and structure deals in the 40 company Spa...

August 9, 2019

So happy to announce that I have earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP). It's the highest level of professional certification for college admissions counselors and educational consultants. The stringent application requirements include a Master’s...

August 8, 2019

This year, I'd begun to worry about the job prospects for those who are not naturally gifted in the skills required for STEM fields. It didn't seem right that my students who have strong abstract critical thinking skills about ideas rather than numbers should be shut o...

March 8, 2019

I attended NJ ACAC's (Association of College admissions Counselors) "College Admission in the 2020's-A Look Ahead" on Tuesday.  The projections held both optimism and unpredictability. But Rob Franek of Princeton Review made a great point about how juniors and seniors...

February 10, 2019

Dr. Bernstein's method is valuable for anyone coping with stress! Yes, it will help your kids-but it will help you support them by putting the college process and testing into perspective for all.

Morning Coffee with Dr. Ben Bernstein 

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