Going to college changed my life.
My name is David Cantu and I graduated with honors from Marist College in New York. There, I received scholarships to study finance. Along with my studies, I had the opportunity to work in an office of college admissions for two years helping hundreds of parents and students in the process of being accepted to college.
As an immigrant, my passion for college counseling is personal. When my family and I arrived from Mexico in 2011, we did not know anything about the educational system in the United States.
My parents decided to hire a private admissions counselor. This counselor helped us receive over $600,000 in scholarships and financial aid as a family.
Unfortunately, these counselors charge up to $10,000 for their services.
My experience working in college admissions was something that opened my eyes to the obvious gap between students who received private counseling and those who only relied on the help from their free high school college counselors.
Seeing how these students' dreams were crystallizing, triggered in me this passion to guide students and parents on this long and, on many occasions, intimidating journey.
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