Made in America

At the height of this most unusual presidential election, we hear a lot of talk about bringing jobs back to America. The Republican nominee for President of the United States has made a point of stressing the importance of bringing jobs back from China (or “Jina” as his new “SNL” impersonator … 

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The Two Faces of IECA

We have been quite vocal in the past about how we believe membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) isn’t worth the paper it’s written on (read Part I, Part II, and Part III for the full picture). Our Founder, Bev Taylor, was a member of this organization for years … 

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Fit in College Admissions Counseling

Fit matters in college admissions counseling. When you go into a small, family owned and operated bakery, you can bet that Ma and Pa behind the counter want you to make a purchase. Maybe they want you to buy the fresh cheesecake — whether you’re hungry for a cheesecake or not. … 

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National Humanities Medal

We wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to one of America’s, and the world’s, most prominent, influential authors of our time. Today, James McBride, author of the “New York Times” bestselling “The Color of Water” and “The Good Lord Bird” among other notable titles, received one of our nation’s highest … 

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A Huffington Post Editorial

Did any of our readers happen to catch the article below on “The Huffington Post” entitled “How Applications are Evaluated and Decisions are Made?” It’s a fantastic article (although it’s rather outdated). This article is not available on “The Huffington Post” any longer because we at Ivy Coach asked its … 

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Selecting College Counseling Clients

We’re rather selective with who we choose to work with at Ivy Coach. We’ll own it. Have you ever read Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”? We think about the lessons Malcolm taught us in that book from time to time. Sometimes even Malcolm takes a seat … 

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We Feel For Our First Lady

At Ivy Coach, we work with students from all around the world but we are, at our core, a deeply proud American business. It’s why we work with veterans and members of our military each and every year on a pro bono basis to help these brave men and women earn … 

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Thousands of Private College Counseling Firms

Folks sometimes ask us during free consults, “What differentiates Ivy Coach from every other private college counseling firm?” In all candor, we dislike the question. And why? Because the prospective client is, whether knowingly or unknowingly, asking us to sell and we have zero interest in selling. After all, we … 

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A Salute to an American Servicemember

At Ivy Coach, we proudly offer our services on a pro bono basis to select members of America’s military each and every year. We don’t have a draft in America. Not these days. So every single man and woman who chooses to serve in an American uniform does so with … 

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