In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, we speak with college admissions consultant Dr. Jim Overton about ways in which college bound students can stand out in a crowded sea of impressive applicants these days.
In this episode we discuss an empowering principle in the college admissions game: it is the student who makes the school, not the school that makes the student.
Jim’s unique perspective on how students can achieve the very greatest collegiate success and also qualify for financial aid and college scholarships will help your college bound student on the way to college!
Listen Now: An Empowering Lesson for College Bound Students
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About Dr. Jim Overton
Dr. Jim Overton founded College Consultants of South Carolina after retiring from the public school system.
He holds Master’s Degrees in Chemistry and Psychology as well as a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. He has been a high school counselor and an adjunct faculty member at numerous colleges.
Jim is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and has served in the US Army Reserve.
- BigFuture.com (College Board’s College Search Tool)
Lightning Round Answers
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Start early!
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: The College Solution by Lynn O’Shaughnessy*
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Peel the onion one layer at a time. Don’t try to tackle everything in 1 semester.
Q4: What are your all-time favorite books?
A4: The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World by Harlan Ellison* and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman*
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