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Success Stories

Helping Students Make Smart College and Career Choices

Youth College Connections in Concord, Massachusetts, has prepared students to make career choices and write college application essays for more than a decade. Former clients are more than pleased with the outcome of our full range of university admission services, and we measure our success by our clients' successes.

YCC has a 95% success rate! We have consistently helped undergraduate and graduate students gain acceptance to one or more of their top three college choices. Frequently, they earn merit scholarships. Here’s a sampling of where our students have been admitted:

Babson College
Bard College
Bates College
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bucknell University
Chapman University
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Drexel University
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Gordon College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Johns Hopkins University
Marquette University
McGill University
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Penn State University
Pepperdine University
Pomona College
Providence College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Rochester Institute Technology
Rutgers University
Scripps College
Skidmore College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Iowa
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of North Carolina
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
University of Southern California (USC)
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yeshiva University

Quotation MarkKaren and her colleagues helped my kids 'think big' and achieve their dreams. We are so grateful for their hard work and dedication! Quotation marks

—Rhonda D., Lexington, MA

How to Give a Winning Job Interview

YCC Director, Karen Kugel, Mentor to Harvard Graduate School of Education Students

For the fifth year, Karen Kugel, YCC director, will serve on the Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Alumni Mentoring Initiative (SAMI). The purpose of the program is to match students and alumni with common career interests and goals. The SAMI participants meet monthly, attend education-focused seminars, and share job skill insights and networking possibilities.

Karen has worked with public speaking expert, Gary Genard, The Genard Method, on two programs focused on improving college and career interviewing skills. Check out our video from YCC Living and Learning, "How to Give a Winning Job Interview."