I’ve only been a part of Collegewise for five years, but I feel like I’ve gotten to experience 100% of that joy, not just a quarter of it. Being a part of Collegewise has enabled me to do the work I love for half a decade, and has given me a model for how to do it for decades to come. Being a part of Collegewise has made me a better writer and editor, a more up-to-date resource for my families, and a more compassionate sounding board for my students. I always feel proud when I get to say, “I’m Colleen and I’m a counselor with Collegewise.”
Of all the things I love about working for Collegewise, I do have one regret: that I never had a Collegewise counselor of my own when I was in high school. Yes, I didn’t live in Irvine, and yes, Skype wasn’t really a thing back then. But, man, it would have been really nice to know that babysitting my little sister twice a week was an activity I could list on my Common Application. But I guess it all worked out in the end. Happy birthday, Collegewise - here’s to 20 more years!