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The Personal Statement: Demystified

FREE WEBINAR: Sunday, June 16th at 8 PM – 9:30PM EST

“I don’t know what to write about!”
“Nothing interesting has ever happened to me!”
“I don’t wanna do some trauma dump!”

The Common Application Essay (aka: the personal statement) scares everyone, it’s normal, embrace it. Instead, see it as the opportunity it really is: the chance to show admissions officers who you are, in your own words, through a story only you could tell.

Come to my webinar, hang out, learn something. Over the hour, I’ll share insights and secrets into essay creation. And by the end, you will…

Understand what admissions officers are looking for in the essays.
Have the tools to write a memorable and indelible essay that will move the needle on your candidacy.
Pitch me your original essay idea.

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Robert Schwartz has over 20 years of experience as a writer, journalist, and educator. He’s been helping students get into the college of their choice for 11 years.

Journalist, Screenwriter, College Essay Expert

Robert Schwartz — Founder/President, yourbestcollegeessay

Robert Schwartz has written for all of the major TV networks, streamers, and movie studios, and as a journalist for many of the country’s most well-known and respected publications and blogs including: The New York Times, Medium, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Variety, Cosmopolitan, ESPN Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and others.

He is also the writer/producer of the short film (based on his Huffington Post blog) Going Local.

As a journalist, he asks probing and insightful questions. As a feature film writer, he guides applicants in telling a compelling story. And as a television writer, he encourages them to do it with wit, style, and occasionally humor. Robert’s proven technique guides applicants through one of the most misunderstood and underestimated aspects of the college application process — the personal statement and individual college supplemental essays.

Moderator: Nick Pinsker

Once called the Nardwuar of NYC prep schools, has expanded his remit and expertise to all East Coast schools. He has gained a recent wealth of knowledge with specialties in the NYC tri state and Washington DC metro area, and on to elite universities. Nick is a graduate of Rider University, cum laude, spent his first nine years in investment banking, prior to moving into fintech. He is currently a product manager for buyside technology. Alongside his expertise with prep schools and colleges, Nick is a whiz at resumes and interview coaching in the finance/technology space.

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“Robert’s relaxed and fun demeanor helped our son to open up and express himself in ways he never had before. He’s at Columbia and couldn’t be happier. Hire Robert!”

—Sue W, New York, New York