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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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"Find a Good College 'Fit' Academically" 7.23.14
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Upcoming Events


8/5/14
10:00 AM
"Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be"
St. Timothy's School
Stevenson, MD
8/6/14
1:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Courtyard Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL
8/7/14
1:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Sarasota, FL
8/11/14
10:00 AM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Exclusive for the students of
Corona del Mar High School
Newport Beach, CA
8/11/14
6:30 PM
"The Down & Dirty About the College Admission Process"
Exclusive for the parents of
Corona del Mar High School
Newport Beach, CA

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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