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College Visit: The Five College Consortium

By Jodi | November 4, 2022

College visits are my favorite. Well, not really. I’d pick snorkeling in the Caribbean or eating soup in a British pub or a few other things over college visits . . . BUT, I still think visiting colleges is one of the best parts of my job. It’s so much fun to see different campuses…

Wait . . . What do I have to do again? (an application checklist for the seniors)

By Jodi | September 30, 2022

This one is for my seniors and the adults who are trying to help them navigate the application process. Every year, I meet with seniors several times to help get their applications completed and I walk them through the steps for submitting them. But over the years, I’ve learned that the process is kind of…

Making the Most of a College Fair

By Jodi | September 9, 2022

You’ve seen the fliers around school (and to the right): College Fair! All high school students invited! But what is a college fair? Are they even helpful, or are they just confusing and intimidating? A college fair is an event in which representatives from various colleges set up booths and share information about their college…

Onward! is EMS's college and career information blog, designed to help students and their families as they prepare for the future.

Jodi Nisly Hertzler, College & Career Counselor


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