Counseling with Admissionado: Athena Lao on Rolling up the Sleeves to Find the Right College
Athena Lao, Head College Mentor at Admissionado, talks about their hands-on approach to counseling.
In particular, we discuss the following with him:
What is Admissionado?
About students in the US, India, China
College Admissions in the Pandemic World
Topics discussed in this episode:
How Athena got into Counseling [2:18]
Birth of Admissionado [4:23]
Counseling Successes so far [6:25]
Counseling is a Long Game [9:19]
Extracurriculars Idea Gen [13:38]
Domestic vs International Students [16:07]
Sizing up Students from India and China [20:49]
Navigating Student Expectations [26:00]
COVID-19: Impact to Counseling and Admissions [30:09]
Road Ahead for Students in 2020, 2021 [39:19]
Our Guest: Athena Lao, is the Head College Mentor at Admissionado, College Counseling firm that works with college-bound students in the US, China, and India aspiring to apply to US Colleges. Admissionado has successfully helped students land in the top US universities over the last decade.
Memorable Quote: Athena wants to “help students who are very motivated and be able to reach the dreams they have set for themselves.”
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