Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
There was a time not so long ago when college and graduate school applicants needed their own paper mill just to fill out applications and get them out the door. But these days, everything from the common application to a medical student’s residency applications are submitted online. So, why shouldn’t all of those services that help a student apply be online too?
Enter JustStartApplications.com, a full-service college and graduate school admissions consultancy on a mission to help applicants find and tell the authentic, compelling story of who they really are. JustStartApplications.com is a global company that meets with students over Skype and works through Google Docs, the cloud-based editing system that allows students and coaches to brainstorm and edit collaboratively. That means anyone in the world with an internet connection can access the company’s expert coaches, leveling the playing field for many students who live in remote or rural areas who might not otherwise be able to access the same resources as other students that live in more metropolitan areas.
While the company helps students with every aspect of the application, their primary expertise is in the application’s written portions, from the personal statement to research interests and short answer questions. The majority of the company’s coaches are seasoned writers and tutors who use their expert knowledge of story to guide students towards telling their own. These storytellers know the application "genre" inside and out, are aware of many narrative tools and approaches that the average applicant won't know a thing about. It's through these tools that the coaches act as a mirror to the applicant, sourcing out just what it is they're passionate about.
Says JustStartApplications.com founder, Leah Kaminsky, “I've actually found that some of the least authentic and least compelling applications I've seen are the ones where student don't use services like ours, relying instead on overly formal templates they've found online, or the well-meaning but over reaching hand of their parents, who wind up writing the application for them (and hurting their chances). Our goal is not to write for our clients; it is to help them write to the best of their ability, right when they need to most.”
Founded in 2009, Just Start Applications’ mission is to help students applying to college, graduate, medical and law school tell the kind of authentic, compelling stories that will get them into the programs of their choice. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Just Start Applications operates entirely online through Skype and Google Docs, providing access to expert writers and admissions coaches to anyone in the world at the click of a button.