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"Mother-daughter team speaks about college admissions at Sid Jacobson JCC" (The Island Now)

October 10, 2017

"Jill Madenberg and her daughter Amanda published Love the Journey to College: Guidance from an Admissions Consultant and Her Daughter in August to help reach a broader audience about how to enjoy the college admissions process instead of trudging through it."

"Mother And Daughter Authors Sign Books" (Great Neck Record)

August 23, 2017

"Jill and Amanda Madenberg spoke about their joint effort and signed Love the Journey to College: Guidance from an Admissions Consultant and Her Daughter at Book Revue on Monday, Aug. 14. The mother-daughter team discussed how the book came about and read excerpts to a crowd of more than 60, followed by a well-received interactive Q&A."

"Mother And Daughter Publish Their Journey" (Great Neck Record)

August 11, 2017

"A Great Neck mother-daughter duo published a guide to the college admission process, which gives insight and advice to both high school students and their parents on academics and applications."

"Mother-daughter duo publish book on navigating, and enjoying, college admissions" (The Island Now)

August 08, 2017

"For a long time, Jill Madenberg, a private college admissions counselor from Great Neck, said she had thought of giving more families a way to get personalized advice about college admissions.


Her daughter Amanda, meanwhile, had applied to a number of colleges – a process she enjoyed – but both saw that her friends and other students were stressed."

"Alumna Co-Authors Book with Her Daughter" (GW Alumni News)

July 28, 2017

"A lot of people talk about writing a book, but Jill (Pincus) Madenberg, CCAS ’91, actually wrote one. The book was so good, a publisher picked it up. Love the Journey to College, Guidance from an Admissions Consultant and Her Daughter is currently scheduled for release by Post Hill Press on August 1, 2017."

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With more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of high school students, Jill possesses a wealth of knowledge about the college admissions process, and believes the process should be exciting. Jill helps by working closely with each student on college selection, creating a vibrant and authentic resume, planning meaningful and appropriate summer activities, creating personalized testing strategies, brainstorming essay ideas and techniques, building interview skills, reviewing scholarship opportunities, and more. Most importantly, Jill eases the stress and helps students feel confident about the college planning and selection process.


Schedule a time to ask Jill your questions or hire her to speak to a group in your community. Working with Jill will provide you a greater understanding of the college application process and, more importantly, a feeling of confidence rather than confusion.

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