Estrela Consulting Blog

Estrela Consulting Blog

Kristina Dooley

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Why Choosing a College Is Like Buying Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year, folks. That’s right...Girl Scout Cookie season is here! I had the pleasure some time ago to attend a talk during a conference given by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the United States. After listening to her inspiring talk about the effect Girl Scouts has had in creating young entrepreneurs with their cookie ...
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7 Topics to Talk About With Teens This Holiday Season (That Don’t Include the “C” Word)

Kristina Dooley November 21, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year...for most of us. For high school seniors anxiously awaiting admission decisions there’s one topic they hope you’ll avoid at the dinner table: College.
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College Signing Day 2018 Has Arrived!

It’s May 1st! Do you know what that means? It’s Save the Rhino Day? Frequent Flyer Day? Mother Goose Day? National Chocolate Parfait Day? School Principal’s Day? Ok, ok. All of those are correct but...most importantly in our world…
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How to Prepare for Your College Application Deadlines

College application season is upon us and high school seniors everywhere are ready to do what they once thought was light years away: hitting that “submit” button before their college application deadlines have arrived. Before jumping ahead to the waiting game, let’s back up to the present and talk about what comes next.
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Pros on Prose: The Truth About The College Admission Essay

In 2015 the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) released their State of College Admission Report. The result of their survey revealed that colleges ranked the application essay as the 5th most-important factor in the admission process. The only items ranking higher in importance were grades, GPA, curriculum and test scores. Recommendations, extracurricular activities, ...
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