College Counselor Kathy Kelleher

Before going through the training to become a college counselor, Kathy Kelleher, who was the first generation in her family to attend college, raised four kids and served on the board of a private high school, where she learned she really liked working with young people.

A native of Chicago, Kathy joined the Magellan College Counseling team about a year and a half ago.

I asked Kathy to share how she became interested in college counseling, to help you understand what drives her to help students and families on their path to college, and to get a better feel for what it would be like to work with her.  You’ll hear how her life has been deeply impacted by her own college experience, and you’ll get a glimpse into her personality, in this interview.

Magellan’s process is a little bit different for our clients, because we take advantage of the structure of our team to help our students present the best version of themselves.  Each of our students has a lead counselor, but in our biweekly team meetings, we share information and rely on each other’s experience as we help each student build a balanced college list.  Additionally, we circulate our students’ essays within our team for feedback, emulating how admission offices, who don’t spend time with each applicant as we do, review students’ essays for the first time.

I hope you’ll find this interview with Kathy helpful, as you prepare to help your own child through the college admission process.  Thank you for relying on Magellan College Counseling for up-to-date information about how the world of college admissions is changing!




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