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Check us out! MN College Essay Coach has been featured on blogs and tv spots to share our passion for helping students chase their college dreams - and our founder, 
Stef Tschida, has visited schools across Minnesota to get students excited about applying to college.

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Three Tips to Get Started on Your Senior’s College Application Essays 
Stroll Magazine
Stef shares three tips on getting started with college essays in Minnesota's Stroll magazine. 
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Students Can Use Common App to Apply to Multiple Colleges
CBS Minnesota 
Stef talks with A.J. Hilton and Heather Brown sharing tips to help families navigate the college admissions process as Common App opens August 1.​

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Wayzata High School
Stef spent the morning with Wayzata High School students, sharing her expertise on all things college application essays. She joined students in WHS's Compass program to share tips and answer questions about writing stand-out essays.

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Tartan High School 
Connecting with students is the best part of this job. Stef relishes the opportunity to meet with students in person, and at Tartan High School, she got to do just that. Stef spoke with students in the AVID program about navigating the college application process, writing thoughtful essays, and staying sane through it all.

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#HigherEdHero Blog

Kelly Radi is a passionate, energetic, and empowering speaker and author who has made it her life's mission to help others thrive by improving how they communicate and helping them make positive, intentional choices. 

As part of her #HigherEdHero blog series, Kelly sat down with Stef to learn about MN College Essay Coach and share helpful tips about how families can set their students up for success through college and beyond.

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Academy of Holy Angels
Connecting with students is the best part of this job. Stef was honored to speak to the entire junior class at the Academy of Holy Angels in February 2021 for their annual College Planning Day. She guided them through an interactive workshop to determine the best way to talk about their personality and accomplishments before determining what specific essay questions to answer during the college application process. 

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Minnesota students, schools navigate test-optional college applications

Fox 9 News

A trend more than a decade in the making has gained a lot of speed in recent years, leading colleges and universities to abandon requirements for ACT and SAT scores.

Stef shares tips for how students can use key messages and carefully crafted application essays to stand out from the crowd.

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