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Kevin McMullin

Kevin McMullin is the founder and Head of Talent at Collegewise. He is the author of If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted and pens at least one entry every day here on his blog. Kevin is a graduate of UC Irvine with majors in English and history (where he answered, “What will you do with those majors?” approximately 783 times), and he has a college counseling certificate from UCLA.

Life Advice for Teens

Who Do You Surround Yourself With?
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By Kevin McMullin
December 11, 2018 | 1 minute read

Recent research out of Kellogg (the business school at Northwestern) shows that just sitting near a high performer can actually make you better at your job. And not surprisingly, it also...

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Life Advice for Teens

Keep the Collegiate Faith
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By Kevin McMullin
December 26, 2017 | 1 minute read

For seniors who applied to college via an early application program, the arrival of your admission decision(s) this month will likely feel like anything but just another day. There is so...

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Life Advice for Teens

The Freedom of College
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By Kevin McMullin
December 18, 2017 | 1 minute read

When we ask Collegewise students what excites them most about college, “The freedom” is one of the most common answers. And I’ve found with most kids that this isn’t code for “The...

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College Applications

What Colleges Say, and What Students Hear
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By Kevin McMullin
December 11, 2017 | 1 minute read

Students often hear something very different than the intended message when a college says,

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Advice for Parents

When the Talk Turns Towards College
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By Kevin McMullin
December 7, 2017 | 2 minute read

I posted a reminder for parents earlier this month that there are far more fascinating conversations to be had with your teens than those that revolve around college admissions topics....

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College Interviews

Five Questions for Your College Interviewer
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By Kevin McMullin
November 30, 2017 | 1 minute read

Students often wonder what questions they should ask their college interviewers. It’s a good instinct to think about this ahead of time. If you’re genuinely interested in the college, it...

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