Hi, my name is Anne Vaccaro Brady. Helping my two children get through the college admissions process was a learning experience for me. Talking with friends now who are just getting started on the journey made me see that sharing a lot of the information I’ve gathered in a larger, more public forum could be a valuable resource for parents. And so in March 2011 I created this blog to help you the way others had helped me.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and have worked as an editor and writer for national magazines and local community newspapers, and most recently, for a college public relations department.
When we began looking at colleges with my daughter, I used my journalistic skills, asking questions of more experienced parents, who became a key source of information. I also read a lot and spoke with the admissions director at the college where I worked to get a view from the other side.
I don’t profess to know everything about helping your child get into college, which is why I use guest bloggers and refer you to articles and other blog posts when possible. I also offer insight on what to expect after the decision is made, because there’s a lot to learn about preparing and getting through that first year, for both of you.
I’d like the blog to be a place where people can share their experiences, ask questions and feel like they’re part of a community. Thank you for taking a look and I hope you’ll come back often and contribute to the discussion.
Follow me on Twitter @AnneVBrady.
If you would like to contact me, please email me at: avbrady (at) yahoo.com.