Posts by Sonja Buckmeier
College Tours Day 5: U Cincinnati & Xavier
By CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb Our last day of college tours takes us to the University of Cincinnati and then to Xavier. Foreseeing the rain, we purchased umbrellas, and thank goodness we did! It rained all day, and I just have to shout out to all those Admissions Tour Guides who give fabulous tours in…Read More
College Inside Track’s Education & Partnerships lead, Cozy Wittman, presents at FPAs
It’s been a busy couple of months for College Inside Track’s Education and Partnerships lead, Cozy Wittman! She spent Valentine’s Day with the Central OH FPA discussing the coming FAFSA Changes so advisors are able to help their clients. This past week, she spent a blustery Friday with the Indiana FPA sharing pertinent information on…Read More
College Tours Day 4: Ohio State and Miami University
By CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb Our next two college stops included Ohio State, a large public university in Columbus, Ohio and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. (We had a stopover in Dayton where my daughter attends the University of Dayton.) We put on some miles between these schools, but the weather was brightening up! Our…Read More
College Tours Day 3: Wooster College and Ohio Wesleyan
By CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb We left Pittsburgh behind and spent the next three days exploring large and small colleges throughout Ohio. The first stop was Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio. Wooster College is one of the nation’s premier colleges for undergraduate research. It is recognized in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives book and…Read More
Campus tours with Tiffany Kolb continue in Pittsburgh!
Pittsburgh’s unique feature is that it was built amidst the banks of three rivers, the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. There is some elevation along the banks, which allows for layered city lights when the bridges and buildings are lit up at night – quite beautiful! Navigating the streets on our way to Carnegie Mellon…Read More
College Tours: Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh
By CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb Campus tours! Each year, a friend and I set out to explore 6-10 colleges by touring campuses, meeting with students, digging into special programs and exploring the cities surrounding them. This year, our tour started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and ended in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first stop is Duquesne University, a…Read More
Congratulations to Jia Rydholm, American University Class of 2027!
CIT congratulates Jia Rydholm on her acceptance into American University’s Class of 2027! American is the home of the Women & Politics Institute, two topics about which Jia cares deeply. She has been accepted into the selective Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars Program, a rigorous, multidisciplinary three-year program. Within the PPL program, she will major…Read More
Insider Tips for the week of March 4, 2023
Understanding the college financial aid letter – College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman was featured in the Journal of Financial Planning, discussing ways to create transparency for families in the college funding process and better understanding the college financial aid award letter. Cozy explains in detail the college financial aid award letter, tips after receiving it,…Read More
The College Search x 4: Meet the Fallenstein Family!
College Inside Track values developing relationships with the families we work with. This is especially true for consultants who work closely with students and parents. So when CIT founder and consultant, Jay Benanav, received this Christmas card from a family, we couldn’t help but share their story. Julie Fallenstein knows a little about the stress…Read More
Congratulations to Ivy Mills, Northwestern University Class of 2027!
Congratulations to Ivy Mills, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism’s class of 2027! Ivy is a soccer-playing future journalist whose smile and personality light up a room and zoom call. Ivy’s terrific personality and thoughtful way of looking at things made working with her a terrific experience. She’s also very dedicated, as one of her…Read More