Boston-based counselor Betsy Veidenheimer is deeply committed to working with students throughout all phases of the college search and application process to minimize their anxiety and to help them find great-fit schools.
Betsy brings a unique combination of expertise to her role as a college counselor. She spent many years as a corporate communications professional in the financial services sector, which developed her editor’s eye and ability to effectively simplify and communicate complex topics. As a long-time admissions interviewer and regional recruiter for her alma mater, Kenyon College, Betsy worked closely with admissions officers for many years. A great resource during essay writing, Betsy clearly explains the sometimes-confusing college application process to make it seem less daunting.
Betsy has mentored high school students in her community and believes that getting into college shouldn’t dominate the high school years. Finally, and most importantly, she has shepherded her own four boys through the college process, and well understands the parent perspective. She also knows the joy of seeing each son find a school where he was able to grow and be happy.
Betsy believes in a student-centered college process. She helps students identify the abilities and passions that will guide their search and selection. Careful planning, skilled listening and dedicated research are the hallmarks of her work. She also brings a positive and energetic approach and genuinely loves working with students.
Betsy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Kenyon College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently enrolled in the Certificate in College Counseling program at UCLA. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Independent Educational Consultants Association.