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Dr. Nick was a former admissions officer at Vanderbilt University and an application reader for the University of Pennsylvania. In his roles at Vanderbilt and Penn, Dr. Nick evaluated more than 7000 applications and set the admissions committee strategy for the school across majors and applicant demographics. Dr. Nick also organized the Vandy Alumni Interview Program, where he managed a team of 50+ interviewers across the U.S. to drive a rigorous selection process for the school.
Dr. Nick is a graduate of an independent school and has devoted his career to helping students navigate the admissions process. He has a B.A. in History and Anthropology and an M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt, a College Counseling specialization from UCLA, and an Ed.D from the University of Houston. Dr. Nick has also worked as a Director of College Counseling in several school communities, co-wrote a book on college admissions, and taught adult learners about the admissions process for UPenn. Additionally, he has given many presentations at high schools and national conferences on the details of the admissions process.
Dominique has served on the admissions team at Dartmouth College. She is also a graduate of Dartmouth, where she studied Anthropology and Hispanic Studies. In the past, Dominique has worked with the Dartmouth admissions office on initiatives to give insights to prospective students and families insight into the opportunities available at the school and what the campus culture was like. She has also served as an interviewer for the college, conducting interviews of undergraduate applicants and then rating students, submitting reports about their character, academic and extracurricular engagement, and overall professionalism, as part of the Admissions Committee's assessments.
Through her work in admissions, Dominique realized the importance of telling a compelling story in the personal statement and developed a solid understanding of all of the important notes that the essay should hit to score highly in all of the different buckets that admissions committees use to score it.