Mr Rod Bugarin Jr

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Description of Services : Provide consulting to students on a one-time, hourly, or long-term basis. Coach students on building summer and school activities, help guide students to find the right college and prepare applications for each college (essay and supplement coaching)

Description of Experience : Rod is unique among independent consultants. Not only does he have extensive hands on experience in selective admissions, he is fluent in financial aid and enrollment management policies. Because of this, he is well respected among admissions and guidance professionals. Featured in The Gatekeepers (Steinberg, 2002), his career in undergraduate college admissions started as a tour guide and student interviewer at his alma mater. Since then, he has amassed more than fifteen years of experience at a wide variety of institutions: • Senior Assistant Director/Coordinator of Information Technology, Hampshire College (MA) • Assistant Dean of Admissions, Wesleyan University (CT) • Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Brown University (RI) • Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia University (NY) • Scholarship Committee Member, Toyota Community Scholarship • Reviewer, Asian Pacific Islander-American Scholarship Fund • Iowa Recruiting Director, Since leaving Columbia in 2017, Rod has become a highly sought-after college admissions consultant. Rod’s experience has been featured by NPR’s On Point, the Associated Press, CBS News, MSNBC, SmartMoney, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report and Business Week. This expertise is the foundation for Rod’s advice to students, parents, schools and organizations on how to improve one’s chances of gaining admission and scholarships to their choice colleges. As an engaging and approachable speaker, he as conducted hands-on workshops and seminars worldwide aand for the following organizations: • National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) • Association of Black Admissions & Financial Aid Officers of the Ivy League and Sister Schools (ABAFOILSS) • Derek Jeter’s Leaders Foundation • Summer Discovery • Minds Matter • Prep for Prep



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