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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

Job, career, or calling?
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By Kevin McMullin
November 9, 2017 | 1 minute read

Amy Wrzesniewski is a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management. Her ongoing research into how we can find more meaning in our work has led her to conclude...

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College Applications

Assumptions
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By Kevin McMullin
October 26, 2017 | 1 minute read

As the November 1 early application deadline for many colleges creeps ever closer, students, parents, and counselors are often on edge, especially with each other. Everyone is busy. The...

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What Colleges Look For

Q&A: Community Service and College Admissions
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By Kevin McMullin
October 17, 2017 | 1 minute read

Nicole asks:“How much weight do schools place on service trips? It seems as if they are reaching an over-saturation point, that I might call ‘excessive volunteering.’ Do colleges see...

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Testing/Test Prep

Q&A: Subject Tests “recommended”?
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By Kevin McMullin
October 11, 2017 | 1 minute read

Jean asks,“I hear all the time that when a college says that Subject Tests are “recommended,” it actually means “required.” But I’d like to see some actual evidence of that. Do you know...

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Testing/Test Prep

When to Send Test Scores
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By Kevin McMullin
October 3, 2017 | 1 minute read

Bernice asks:Should I wait until my SAT or ACT scores arrive before I apply to the top colleges of my choice? Or should I go ahead and apply?This is a good question, Bernice, one that...

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College Applications

Q&A: How many colleges to apply to?
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By Kevin McMullin
September 27, 2017 | 1 minute read

Kathryn asks:The number of colleges that guidance counselors at our high school recommend students apply to has risen over the last decade – almost at the same pace as college tuition....

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