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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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"Too Good to be True?" 4.10.14
If you are a high school student in grades 9-11, there is a very good chance you have begun to receive unsolicited messages from a range of organizations informing you of your n… Read more

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Upcoming Events


4/21/14
7:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
Sidwell Friends School
Washington, D.C.
(Closed to the public. Open to Sidwell Friends families only.)
4/22/14
6:30 PM
"The Admission Game"
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham, MA
4/24/14
7:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
Marple Newtown High School
Newtown Square, PA
4/26/14
2:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
A Better Chance
Atlanta, GA
4/27/14
2:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop #1
Courtyard Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge, NJ

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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