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A whole lot happens between choosing a list of top schools and getting that thick acceptance envelope in the mail. But you don't have to take that journey alone. On each episode of College Admissions Insider, we talk to real college admissions counselors to bring you expert advice for your college search. Learn how to find the right college fit, build a list of finalists, and create an application that gets noticed. This podcast is an initiative of Bucknell University but is designed for students applying to any school.

College Admissions Insider Bucknell University

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    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

A whole lot happens between choosing a list of top schools and getting that thick acceptance envelope in the mail. But you don't have to take that journey alone. On each episode of College Admissions Insider, we talk to real college admissions counselors to bring you expert advice for your college search. Learn how to find the right college fit, build a list of finalists, and create an application that gets noticed. This podcast is an initiative of Bucknell University but is designed for students applying to any school.

    Episode 78: How I Chose A College, Student Roundtable

    Episode 78: How I Chose A College, Student Roundtable

    In our last College Admissions Insider minisode, we shared some advice for weighing your admission offers and making a decision. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

    There's no one better to walk high school seniors through the process than students who were in their shoes not too long ago.

    In this episode, we've invited our very own first-year college students to share how they chose the school that was best for them. We'll talk about their journey from applying to deciding, as well as some advice they have for current college-bound students.

    Read a transcript for this episode

    If you have a question, comment or idea for a future episode, email podcast@bucknell.edu.

    Links:
    Resources for students who've been admitted to BucknellInfo about applying to BucknellApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to Bucknell@iamraybucknell, our student-run InstagramBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

    • 14 min
    Minisode: How To Decide

    Minisode: How To Decide

    So far on College Admissions Insider, we've taken you through each step of the application process — from exploring what schools are out there, to making a decision on where you will be applying, and getting ready to submit your very best applications.

    Now, we've made it to spring and its decision season.

    It's an exciting time, but it can also be a bit stressful. Is there a magic formula to figuring out which offer you'll accept? Brooke and Becca walk you through how to decide.

    Read a transcript for this episode

    If you have a question, comment or idea for a future episode, email podcast@bucknell.edu.

    Links:
    Resources for students who've been admitted to BucknellInfo about applying to BucknellApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to Bucknell@iamraybucknell, our student-run InstagramBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

    • 7 min
    (Re-air) Episode 35: What to Do While You Wait for a Decision

    (Re-air) Episode 35: What to Do While You Wait for a Decision

    While search engines provide millions of answers in less than a second, there is one life-changing question for which the answer doesn't arrive as quickly: Did I get in?

    When you want to know whether you’ve been accepted into your college of choice, things don't happen quickly. In fact, it may be months between the moment you press “submit” on your application and the day that acceptance notification appears in your virtual or physical mailbox.

    So what do you do in the meantime? In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we’ll provide a few answers to that crucial question right here, right now. We’ll share tips for making the most of the time leading up to decision release day and advice for how to mitigate anxiety while you wait.

    Our guest is Jill Medina, Bucknell’s senior associate dean of admissions. Jill has more than 25 years of work in higher education under her belt, and she plays a role in the acceptance process at Bucknell.

    Read a transcript for this episode

    If you have a question, comment or idea for a future episode, email podcast@bucknell.edu.

    Links:
    Application dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to BucknellUndergraduate admission requirements@iamraybucknell, our student-run InstagramInfo about applying to BucknellBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome CenterHi, everyone. It's Brooke Thames from College Admissions Insider. Before this episode starts, I wanted to let you know that, every so often, we'll be revisiting past conversations we've had here on the podcast that may be especially relevant to where students and families are in the admissions process.

    • 26 min
    Episode 77: Academic Disciplines, Social Sciences

    Episode 77: Academic Disciplines, Social Sciences

    In the past few episodes of College Admissions Insider, we've covered academic disciplines one by one.
    So far, we've covered sciences, mathematics, the arts, humanities, engineering and management. We encourage you to jump back and listen to those episodes if you haven't yet. Today, we're rounding out this series with the social sciences. 
    On this episode, we'll get to know the kinds of majors available in these disciplines, what management looks like in college, and the careers you can break into post-graduation. 
    Our guest is Michelle Johnson, associate Dean of faculty in the social sciences at Bucknell.
    Read a transcript for this episode
    If you have a question, comment or idea for a future episode, email podcast@bucknell.edu.


    Links:
    Explore the College of Arts & SciencesInfo about applying to BucknellApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to Bucknell@iamraybucknell, our student-run InstagramBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

    • 15 min
    Episode 76: Academic Disciplines, Management

    Episode 76: Academic Disciplines, Management

    For the next little while on College Admissions Insider, we're doing a deep dive into academic disciplines one episode at a time. 

    So far, we've covered sciences, mathematics, the arts, humanities and engineering. We encourage you to jump back and listen to those episodes if you haven't yet. Today, we're exploring management.

    On this episode, we'll get to know the kinds of majors available in these disciplines, what management looks like in college, and the careers you can break into post-graduation. 

    Our guest is Matt Bailey, a chair in business administration and professor of analytics and operations management at Bucknell.
    Read a transcript for this episode

    If you have a question, comment or idea for a future episode, email podcast@bucknell.edu.

    Links:
    Explore the Freeman College of ManagementInfo about applying to BucknellApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to Bucknell@iamraybucknell, our student-run InstagramBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

    • 23 min
    Minisode: How To Make the Most of Your Winter Break

    Minisode: How To Make the Most of Your Winter Break

    In this College Admissions Insider minisode, Brooke and Becca are diving in on their top recommendations for how college-bound students can best spend their last winter break of high school.

    You might be super excited for this break from learning — and from your college applications. But there are plenty of little ways that you can keep progress going on the college process.

    Read a transcript for this episode

    If you have a question, comment or idea for a future episode, email podcast@bucknell.edu.

    Links:
    Info about applying to BucknellApplication dates and deadlinesPlan a visit to Bucknell@iamraybucknell, our student-run InstagramBuild a Bucknell Custom ViewbookLatest news for prospective studentsBucknell Virtual Welcome Center

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Top notch podcast

Learn all about the next steps to further your education. Bucknell has a beautiful & peaceful campus just off rt15.

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As a parent of a senior in high school , this podcast was helpful in providing tips for virtual ideas to get to know the schools, when visiting them isn’t a possibility during COVID.
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