Benefits of using Education Counselors

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Benefits of using Education Counselors

Why would somebody use an independent educational counselor when there are college counselors in the high schools? The person who goes into private college counseling has made college selection, college admissions their life's work, it's their passion. It's somebody who really, really is familiar with all facets of the process, not just the trophy-chasing ager of college admissions but really helping families find the right fit, whether that fit is an academic fit, a social fit, affordability fit. There's no body that is really better well-trained or better well-versed in the overall process than an independent counselor. These counselors will all work in conjunction with the school counselors; that's their job. They want to be adjunctive and supportive of the school counselors. But for families who really want a more precise fit, a more exact fit for their student, then there's nothing better than an independent whose devoted their life to this process and this discipline.
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Susan Eiges Hansen

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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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