Getting in to the right college has never been more competitive. Swamped with applications, admissions officers spend 10-20 minutes on each, looking for reasons to say no. It’s crucial that students make it easy for colleges to say yes.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
In his new book just released on Amazon's Kindle, BRAND U - 4 Steps to the College of Your Dreams, renowned college admissions adviser David Montesano of College Match US shows students step by step how to be the kind of applicant colleges are eager to admit.
Recently featured on Fox TV, Montesano states that his proven, easy-to-follow Montesano Method takes the fear and uncertainty out of the admissions process, maximizes chances of success, and is a guide that addresses the goals and concerns of both students and parents.
According to Montesano, getting into the right college has never been more competitive. Swamped with applications, admissions officers spend 10-20 minutes on each, looking for reasons to say no. It’s crucial that students make it easy for colleges to say yes.
To get that "Yes" from college admissions boards, the Montesano Method walks the student applicant through 4 phases: Spark, Fire, Vision and Brand.
SPARK: Here Montesano identifies the most critical element, the student's spark. Montesano states, "This is what sets the student apart from the crowd."
FIRE: With spark, the next step for Montesano is to help the student stoke the fire, finding and developing the student's abilities and experiences that make him/her exceptional. The idea here is to prepare the student not just for college, but for life too.
VISION: Montesano states that the right kind of undergraduate experience is the one found by avoiding superficial criteria like magazine rankings, instead guiding the student to the best undergrad fit.
BRAND: Here, by positioning how the student is different and what he/she brings to each college, Montesano helps the student applicant turn the admissions game around so that the student is in control and colleges are pursuing the student.
David tells his students: "The college game is too rough to go it alone. With Brand U, a student and his/her parents will have everything necessary to find—and get into—the college of his/her dreams."
Brand U Reviews
“David Montesano has written a masterful book on how high school students can brand themselves in a way that will lead to winning more college acceptances. With top schools becoming more exclusive, getting the inside scoop on what excites college admission officers is invaluable. I highly recommend that parents and teenagers read this book.” - Lynn O’Shaughnessy, Education and Finance Writer, CBS Moneywatch
“Montesano expertly translates tried and tested strategies and marketing techniques into a 'how-to' get-into-the-college-of-your-choice guide. His techniques work. I know, because my son got into 14 of the 15 schools he applied to, including his 'reach' schools. Do not apply without reading this first!” - John McLaughlin, Former CEO and Group President, Monster.com
About the Author:
David Montesano is founder of College Match (collegematchus.com) - a leading global educational consultancy. For the 12th year in a row, 95% of our clients applying for admission secured places at their first choice college or university. Just as significantly, a majority of our clients won merit scholarships averaging $63,000 per student over four years - the largest amount for students whose awards are being measured.
Brand U is David's second book; his first was 10 Strategic College Admission Steps (College Bound News). Termed a “new breed” of college admission consultant by The Washington Post/Newsweek, David contributes to articles in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” the CBS Moneywatch Blog, Seattle Magazine and Newsweek/Daily Beast. Appearances include CBS-TV in San Francisco, Fox TV in Sacramento, and on radio shows and webcasts including Maggie Linton’s SiriusXM show in Washington DC and Boston’s College Week Live. David also offers the Montesano Methodology in a six-part video course available at Unifluence.com.
For more information on College Match’s broad range of services and programs, or to schedule an interview with David Montesano, please call (206) 799-4986.