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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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"You're In! Now What?" 3.26.15
It’s official. Most colleges have released their admission decisions. By the time all of the mail is open, you should have options. Some will include scholarships or special r… Read more

Upcoming Events

2:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall
Aventura, FL
9:00 AM
"Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be"
Canterbury School of Florida
St. Petersburg, FL
2:30 PM
"Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be"
Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM
"Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be"
Academy of the Holy Names
Tampa, FL
4:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Academy of the Holy Names
Tampa, FL

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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