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Parent Compass: 5 Quintessential Conversations Surrounding College Admission with Co-Authors Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Parent Compass on SmartSocial, Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick interview Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jacques Steinberg, NYT bestselling author and former New York Times education journalist. Eric and Jacques discuss the 5 quintessential conversations surrounding college admission that they have outlined in their new book, The College Conversation.

Episode Notes

With refreshing honesty and candidness, co-authors Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg urge families to approach the college admission process with an open mind. They espouse the value of open lines of communication among family members during the stressful process of applying to college, and their 5 conversations give families the roadmap to approach it with intention, setting appropriate boundaries as they do so. They advise on how to appropriately approach admission celebrations and disappointments, and they do all of it with a healthy dose of wisdom and empathy.

About our guests: 

Eric Furda is the Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and former Executive Director of Admissions at Columbia University. Jacques Steinberg is the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers and You Are an Ironman and is a former New York Times education journalist. He has served as a senior executive at Say Yes Education and is on the board of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He appears periodically as a college admission expert on NBC's Today Show.

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About our hosts: 

Jenn Curtis, MSW, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker, owner of FutureWise Consulting. Cindy Muchnick, MA, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker. 

Check out their new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World:

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