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Peter Van Buskirk
& Best College Fit ™

Motivational speaker, author, consultant, and former dean of admission, Peter Van Buskirk equips families to make healthy, productive choices as they plan for college.

Focusing on a student-centered approach, Peter's high energy, live programming as well as his innovative college planning solutions reaches tens of thousands of students, parents and educators annually.

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"Making Lemonade" 3.31.15
“But I don’t want to go there!” Such is the all too frequent response of a despondent high school senior as he is reminded of the colleges that have admitted him. The o… Read more


Upcoming Events


4/1/15
4:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Academy of the Holy Names
Tampa, FL
4/12/15
2:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
A Better Chance
Philadelphia, PA
4/14/15
6:30 PM
"The Admission Game"
Corona del Mar High School
Newport Beach, CA
4/18/15
11:00 AM
"The Admission Game"
Lovett School
Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by A Better Chance Atlanta
4/19/15
Time TBD
Southern ACAC Conference
Birmingham, AL

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Jumpstart Your College Applications with Workshops for High School Juniors!

Are you applying to college, but not quite sure how to start or what to do? Peter Van Buskirk will provide you with direction in one of our application preparation workshops.

An intensive, interactive four-hour workshop, "What's My Story?" generates practical strategies for using all parts of the application to "connect the dots" in revealing your story. You will:

  • Establish an overall theme for your applications
  • Identify your "hooks" and find opportunities to reveal them
  • Discover how to utilize essays, interviews and letters of recommendation

Click here for workshop dates, locations and registration information

"Tips & Tricks for Developing a Winning Essay," a two-hour interactive workshop sponsored by high schools or social service organizations, includes a series of reflective, creative and editorial exercises that will enable you to:

  • Explore the critical, yet often unseen, aspects of your life experience that shape your perspective
  • Develop a greater awareness of, and confidence in, your "voice"
  • Discover strategies for effective risk-taking that will set you apart

Click here for more information and to register