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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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"BCF Readers' Forum" 4.23.15
Periodically, I use this space to respond to questions I have received via email or during programs. My intent in sharing both questions and answers is to provide insight into t… Read more

Upcoming Events

2:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA
6:30 PM
"The Admission Game"
Avon Grove High School
West Grove, PA
7:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
Harborfields High School
Greenlawn, NY
2:00 PM
"What's My Story?" Workshop
Courtyard Denver Tech Center
Greenwood Village, CO
Denver II session June 10 is open
7:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
King Low Heywood Thomas
Stamford, CT

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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