Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Navigating the Road to College

Plotting a course through the competitive, complex landscape of college admissions can be a stressful challenge for families, often compounded by stormy parent-teen relationships. For help, come to Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm when author and college admissions consultant Kris Hintz will offer professional guidance and personal insights to help parents understand the rules of the new game and thoughtfully consider their role in their adolescent’s quest for higher education.

The author of the newly published Navigating the Road to College: A Handbook for Parents, Ms. Hintz will offer a reality check regarding what colleges really look for from applicants (strong academics) and debunks the myth about the need for perfection. She always emphasizes the importance of finding a good fit between student and school. “It’s not about rankings, it’s about your child gaining acceptance to the college of his or her choice,” she says. “It’s about finding a place where talents, passions and values will be nurtured; where your son or daughter will thrive and grow as a student, human being and contributor to society.”

Kris Hintz is the owner of Position U 4 College, LLC, a college and graduate school admissions and career firm, based in Basking Ridge, NJ. She brings to this profession an extensive background in psychology, counseling, consumer marketing and corporate recruiting. Ms. Hintz holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1978), an MBA in Marketing from The Wharton School (1980), an MA in Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College with a focus on Career Development (1996) and a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA (2010). She spent twelve years as a brand management executive with Clorox, Quaker Oats, Coca Cola Foods and Nabisco.

After the program, books will be available for purchase and signing. There is no charge to attend, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at http://www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/ and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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