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Our Services

College Admissions Counseling
High school students and their families need accurate, timely information from a trusted source as they navigate the college search and application process. BMC provides clients expert guidance, and the information and support needed to navigate the process efficiently and effectively. The process of formally applying to college should start the summer after 11th grade, but planning for it starts much earlier.
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Essay Editing & Management
Having read thousands of personal statements over the course of our careers as counselors, writing tutors and coaches, and admissions officers, the easiest explanation is that we just “know” when we read an effective essay! And a formula? Please ignore anyone who tries to convince you that one exists. We offer essay management and editing services to help students and other IECs navigate the essay process efficiently and effectively.
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Graduate School Admissions Counseling
Our primary focus areas are law, economics, finance, public policy, education, nursing, psychology, international relations, fine arts (including writing and poetry), and music but we love branching out and lending our expertise to related fields. Our graduate school admissions services are customized to fit each client and where they are in the process.
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Early Career Counseling & In-College Advising
Mapping out a "career strategy" early on can be especially helpful as students seek to gain meaningful and best-fit internships and other pre-professional opportunities. As a natural extension of college counseling, Dr. Maschal provides early career advising and guides college students on how to take advantage of the advising services at their new institutions.
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From The Blog

Shero’s Rise Virtual Summer Series
Shero’s Rise Virtual Summer Series
June 16, 2021
Shero’s Rise virtual Summer Series features fun and developmentally appropriate engagement opportunities for girls to strengthen their path to self-actualization. Rooted in ...
Free Personal Finance Workshops for High School Girls
Free Personal Finance Workshops for High School Girls
June 8, 2021
Invest in Girls, a program of the Council for Economic Education, is offering a series of virtual workshops for high school girls to learn all about personal finance and get smart(er!) about...
Summer Programs for Female Identifying High School Students
Summer Programs for Female Identifying High School Students
June 2, 2021
The best summer programs are the ones that help you explore your academic interests. As part of your college application, they help demonstrate your intellectual curiosity and commitment to ...

Special Programs

Calling All Artists!
Artistic Portfolio & Statement Of Purpose Programming

We are excited to welcome Justin, a UCLA grad and practicing artist, who will lead our work with students applying to arts programs.

To develop a high-quality portfolio of approximately 10-15 artworks, students will embark on a course of 15 one-hour-long meetings focused on technical proficiency, experimentation with a variety of mediums and practices, and a continued focus or theme. 

Justin’s course begins with a review of the student’s interests and background in the arts and continues through personalized assignments. Included are routine progress check-ups, constructive critiques, and the provision of relevant historical materials.

For a more detailed outline of the course or information regarding how we help students draft their artist statement of purpose, please email us or call 609-618-3584.

 

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Complete Your Common Application Essay in One Week! 

Want to get the most important piece of writing in your college application completed efficiently and effectively? 

In one week of focused work with an essay expert, you will be able to check a very important college application item off your list: the Common Application essay.  

More specifically, in this program you will: 

  • Attend a live session to learn what makes a successful Common Application essay.
  • Complete our specialized brainstorming process, working with an essay expert 1:1 to decide on the most unique approach to your essay. 
  • Draft your essay and receive detailed, targeted feedback to take it from a rough draft to a polished final essay—in four days!

You’ll also get access to sample personal statements by real-life students we’ve worked with (and who have gained admission to selective colleges and universities!).

When is this program offered?

  • This course is offered on-demand! Let us know your preferred week, and we will reach out to you with our availability. If we are not available for your preferred week, we will work with you to find another time that fits both of our schedules. 

Who should sign up for this program?

  • Juniors and seniors who are ready to write their Common App essay (aka the personal statement) and who have a significant chunk of time each day to dedicate to it over the course of one week. This means they have time every day, for seven days, to work on their essay. 

How do I get more information and pricing?

 

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Interview Prep

Colleges interviews have moved online, and we are offering interview prep sessions via Zoom and Google Meet this summer and fall.

Practice with a parent or friend, or practice with us, but never go to an interview unprepared! Learning how to interview is a skill for life, not just for the college process. Email us if you are interested in learning how to ace your virtual interview.

 

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Purpose Projects

Colleges love seeing students take part in meaningful, self-directed work.

We help students in grades 9-11 create purpose projectsa project they design and implement (with our help!), which taps into their interests and talents (the things they love, that bring them joy, that they want to study in college, or that they feel could best help their school, community, or the world). A purpose project is connected to a deeper purpose and has tangible outcomes that the student sets.

Past projects from our students include writing a children’s book, completing a literature review or book challenge, creating a trailer for a documentary (and founding a non-profit, a school club, an app), spearheading an innovative volunteer event, fundraising for an organization in a creative way (selling artwork, an Etsy shop, etc.), and hosting a yearly beach clean-up. The possibilities are endless!

Email us if you are interested in learning more.

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