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The Miami Herald Living & Learning Sunday March 23, 2008 featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor of College Applicaiton Consultants, Inc.

 

Students do not have to spend a summer abroad for an essay-worthy experience. When Mary Lang Gill was a rising senior at the Atlanta Girls School, a private school, she hired Pam Proctor, an independent college counselor and the author of “The College Hook,” a college admissions guide. After learning that Ms. Gill loved to paint, Ms. Proctor connected her to the Florida Highwaymen, a band of renegade painters active during the 1950s and ’60s.

“I spent a whole day with them,” painting and observing, said Ms. Gill, who just graduated from Dickinson College. “It was one of the coolest things ever, and I love that and I got to put it on my application.” Ms. Proctor said she spent a great deal of time with students helping them find the right topic for the college essay. “Picking the essays is as important as writing them,” she said. After that, she said, the stories “write themselves.”

For a Standout College Essay,
Applicants Fill Their Summers

by Jenny Anderson
New York Times
August 6, 2011

US News & World Report Cover 2008 - featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor of College Application Consultants Inc.


 “Pam Proctor, author of The College Hook: Packaging Yourself to Win the College Admissions Game, encourages students to figure out whatever it is that stands out about them and put that first instead of the stuff their competition also has.  ‘They’ll put a sports team first, but that doesn’t make sense if you’re not good enough to be recruited.  It’s impressive – it shows teamwork, commitment, leadership – but it’s not a hook,’ she says.  So if you’re on a mission to visit every Civil War battlefield, or you’ve set up an active fan website devoted to Jane Austin novels, put those down in the activity slots, too.”

— “Express Yourself: How to Tell Your Story,”
by Vicky Hallet
U.S. News & World Report’s “
America’s Best Colleges,” 2008 Edition

The Miami Herald Living & Learning Sunday March 23, 2008 featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor of College Applicaiton Consultants, Inc.


 So how can a student stand out in the crowd?  Pam Proctor of Vero Beach, an independent college consultant, says every student needs what she calls a ‘hook – the one passion or interest that is so strong that it will set you apart from all the other kids who are applying.’  Her tips can be found in her 2007 book, The College Hook: Packaging Yourself to Win the College Admissions Game (Center Street, $21.99).

“College Admissions: STAND OUT
from the Crowd”

by Gigi Lehman
Cover Story:
Miami Herald
Special Living & Learning Section,
March 23, 2008



Go to Fox News, Austin, Texas, to see interview with Pam Proctor, entitled, “The College Hook: Getting Into Your Dream School,”  aired on September 27, 2007


2003 US News & World Report America's Best Colleges featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor


“If your talent – in student politics, for example – won’t fit in a portfolio, include a résumé in your application, says Pam Proctor, president of College Application Consultants in Vero Beach, Fla. On the résumé, you can detail what you accomplished in each of the activities listed on your application.”

— “Learn to dance with admissions,”
by Lisa Hartigan Shea and Ulrich Boser
U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” 2003 Edition


“Some students who may do better on the curriculum-focused ACT than the abilities-focused SAT play the two off each other. ‘Take both, especially if you don’t do well on your SAT,’ says Pam Proctor, a private college admissions counselor in Vero Beach, Fla.”


“Stop! Do Not Turn the Page!” by Linda Stern
Newsweek Magazine, September 1, 2003

 

2004 Newsweek Kaplan-How to Get Into College featuring The College Hook by Pam Proctor

“Counselors like Proctor tell clients to take three SATIIs in their best subjects as soon as they finish the corresponding classes. (Some students used to wait to take them all during senior year).”

“Stop! Do Not Turn the Page!” by Linda Stern
Kaplan-Newsweek’sHow to Get Into College,” 2004 edition


 

“People are pulling their hair out [over the “new” SAT], saying it’s another test to worry about,” said Pam Proctor, an independent Florida counselor. “But even though the fear factor may be driving them now, the result is that students who prepare for it are going to be better writers.”

“Students gear up for essays on college admissions exams,”
by The Associated Press
USA Today, February 25, 2004



College Application Consultants is located in Vero Beach, Florida and specializes in assisting students with the college admission application.
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