Big News for 2012

A lot has changed since I wrote last. To start with, I moved to New York City in early December, which has made it much easier to work with my international clients, especially in Asia. And of course there is the art, the food, the architecture, the history, etc. It’s true what they say about this city. It has a vibrancy all its own, and that energy has re-animated me, as has working with great clients this year. So I’ve decided to postpone my retirement and take Elite Essays in some new directions.

The first is that I’ll be working with more applicants to undergraduate programs, so you’ll probably see more information aimed at that crowd on the blog.

The second is that I’ll be working with a colleague I’ve known and trusted for a long time.  Her name is Michele Rabin and she has a distinguished career in admissions, including as Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions at the University of California at Berkeley and the City University of New York (CUNY). She graduated with a Master’s in Educational Administration from Harvard, and she was also a Fulbright Program Adviser and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Designated School Officer (DSO). Like me, she specializes in working with international students, having lived in Japan for several years, and with students at all levels throughout Asia. We have a similar philosophy and ideals about admissions, and I’m looking forward to working closely with her. You can see her full bio (and mine) here and she’ll be posting regularly on the blog as well.

Now that Round 2 is winding down and interview training is gearing up, I’ll be posting about the most common interview issues my clients are facing. If you have any specific topics you’d like me to address, please send them through the contact form, Twitter or Facebook.