UPCOMING EVENTS

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PAST EVENTS

5/19/19: Sid Jacobson JCC

Jill and Amanda will join a panel of experts to offer tips on a successful beginning to college.

3/19/19: Garden City MS/HS PTA Meeting

Jill will speak to parents of Garden City middle schoolers and high schoolers about the college application process and ways to reduce the stress often associated with the process.

3/15/19: Professional Development Day - Sewanhaka Central High School District

During a Professional Development Day, Jill will present to the counseling departments of five Long Island high schools. Topics include: college application process, admissions, application preparation, early action vs. early decision strategies, the college essay and how to write and prepare a college letter of recommendation.

3/12/19: Sacred Heart Academy

Jill will speak with parents of high school students about the college application process and ways students and families can reduce the stress often associated with the process.

12/12/18: Adria Learning Center

Jill will help students navigate their high school journey. She will give participants tools to reduce stress and make the college application process more transparent.

10/25/18: College Week at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens

As part of College Week at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, Jill will speak with seniors about the college application process.

9/15/18: Online College Application Boot Camp

Jump start the application process with a college application boot camp!

In this 2-hour workshop, Jill will:

 

  • Provide detailed recommendations of the Common App and Coalition platforms

  • Explain differences between the Main Essay, "Why Supplements," Additional Info section, and other supplemental essays

  • Showcase how to maximize the Activities and Honors sections

  • Help brainstorm essay topics

  • Discuss the importance of Demonstrating Interest

  • Review Resumes, Zee Mee and more

  • Teach students how to authentically increase their applications and chances at admission

  • Allow time for personalized questions

4/14/18: Facebook Live Q&A: Preparing for High School & the College Process

ASK JILL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE - Am I better off getting a B in an AP class or getting an A in a regular class? What are Subject Tests and do I need to take them? What is "demonstrating interest"? Jill will be sharing her 25+ years of experience as a college counselor and high school counselor on Facebook Live! 
 

3/29/18: #CollegeCash Twitter Chat with Jodi Okun

In this Twitter chat, Jill will talk about steps high school students can take so they can put their best foot forward in their college applications.

2/16/18: NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

In celebration of School Counselor's Week, Jill is speaking with NYU graduate students working toward their Master's degree in School Counseling about college admissions and the role of a school counselor.

11/30/17: Interview on WHPC "My Hometown"

Jill will speak about the college admissions process and the book she recently co-authored with her daughter, "Love the Journey to College," on Nassau Community College's local weekly radio series, "My Hometown."

10/17/17: Benjamin Franklin HS for Finance and IT

Jill will be speaking to high school students about how to enjoy the college process and maximize their options.

10/10/17: Speaking Engagement at Sid Jacobson JCC

Jill and Amanda will speak about the college application process and how to reduce the associated stress.

8/14/17: Book Signing at Book Revue in Huntington, NY

Long Island mother-daughter team, Jill and Amanda Madenberg, will speak and sign their new book.

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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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