#108 – A Conversation About Education, Parenting, and Race

In this second crossover episode with a Facebook Live even hosted with cohost Elizabeth Hamblet, we were joined by Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown, authors of The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions now out in its second edition. Tim and Shereem shared how the book came to be, what’s new in the second edition, and touched on many topics including what makes a strong college essay, college choice and the college search process, the new non-affirmative action admissions world, and how and why parents can be drivers of the college admission process. You won’t want to miss this conversation.

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This was not only a wonderful conversation, but an important one as well. (And also a lot of fun!)

Timothy Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown, authors of The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions, shared so much information about such a wide range of topics, you’ll want to hear it all. Shereem (on the right in the photo) brings his experience as the founder and Chief Education Officer of Strategic Admissions Advice, working with college counseling curriculum and personalized college advice coaching and Timothy (on the left in the photo) brings his focus as Senior Associate Dean of Admissions at Emory University.

Elizabeth mentioned some additional resources in the episode:

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni

The Truth About College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting in and Staying Together by Rick Clark and Brenan Bernard

We also talked about –

Who Gets in and Why by Jeffrey Selingo

Shereem and Timothy have their own podcast where you can hear more about all of these topics. Not long ago, Elizabeth was a guest on their Application to Admission podcast. You may want to catch that conversation.

You can follow Timothy and Shereem at their website: understandingthechoices.com or on Facebook, Instagram or Linked In.

Don’t forget that you can listen to all of our previous podcast episodes here or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also go to followthepodcast.com/collegeparentcentral to add our podcast (it’s free!) so that you’ll receive each new episode as we release it.

Let us know what you’d like to hear about on future podcasts! Leave a comment below or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.

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