34 episodes

As a college admissions counselor, I think “The Crush” sums up the way most people feel about the college admissions process and the college experience itself. High school students fall into a deep infatuation with a potential future alma mater, maybe even many, and work themselves into ulcerous, sleepless fits trying to find a way to get noticed and give them a chance. And then there’s the other kind of crush. The physical weight of it all. The pressure of expectations for yourself, your parents, your peers, the weight of the finances you might be asked to conjure up in order to appease your hungry crush, and the crush of information in the form of mailings to your house, stories in the media, tweets, op-eds, rumors, gossip, and outright bull. This podcast looks to explore these issues and more by talking to fascinating people who know more about it all than I do.

The Crush Davin Sweeney

    • Higher Education
    • 4.9, 34 Ratings

As a college admissions counselor, I think “The Crush” sums up the way most people feel about the college admissions process and the college experience itself. High school students fall into a deep infatuation with a potential future alma mater, maybe even many, and work themselves into ulcerous, sleepless fits trying to find a way to get noticed and give them a chance. And then there’s the other kind of crush. The physical weight of it all. The pressure of expectations for yourself, your parents, your peers, the weight of the finances you might be asked to conjure up in order to appease your hungry crush, and the crush of information in the form of mailings to your house, stories in the media, tweets, op-eds, rumors, gossip, and outright bull. This podcast looks to explore these issues and more by talking to fascinating people who know more about it all than I do.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings
PodIsLife ,

More chat than content

Interesting topics and guests but the host’s self-serving comments and interjections are distracting. I appreciate interviews and discussions that are more thoughtful and insightful.

BizM ,

Top-quality conversations and commentary

Relevant, thought-provoking, illuminating, and top-quality conversations and commentary on the college admissions world. Parents, students, and educators can gain so much insight and inspiration. Davin evidently researches his topics in depth and provides such a valuable service.

Dr. Rudy Jackson ,

Valuable Information

Great podcast that offers solid information and insight that parents can use. Better than average engagement between the host and guest which turns the “interview” into a genuine conversation. Parents of college bound teenagers will find this podcast valuable.

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