The Art of Landing Scholarships w/ Janet MacDonald
Student to Student
In this episode, James covers how to find and win scholarships with university admissions and scholarship consultant Janet MacDonald. They discuss the benefits of scholarships, what your applications should look like, and how much money goes unclaimed every year. Sponsored by Student Life Network.
In this episode I talk to Janet MacDonald of Tobermory.Janet is a well-known figure in the local community, having grown up in the town. To many of the people of North Mull she’ll be long remembered as the Gaelic teacher at Tobermory High School.Janet is also well known in Gaelic circles for her singing, and her involvement with both the local and national Mòd.I spoke with Janet by the fireside at her home in Tobermory. Archie, Janet’s husband, was there with us, and he occasionally joins in with the conversation. At one point there was a pitch invasion by a gentleman who I’m hoping to talk to soon. Mr Iain MacKinnon, who has plenty of stories about life on the island that would be of interest, I’m sure. There’s a really nice local flavour to Janet’s memories, there are many people and places mentioned, some no longer with us. We talk about houses and the people who used to live in them, drawing a map in my head with both people and place.For more info, please visit: www.whatwedointhewinter.com
Ep 6: Applying for Post-Secondary Education and Scholarships with Janet MacDonald
Guest Janet MacDonald of MycampusGPS Education Consulting discusses post-secondary education options and surprising scholarships available for high school grads.Janet’s free resources:Grade 12 Checklist: www.mycampusgps.ca/grade12checklistGrade 11 Success Formula: www.mycampusgps.ca/grade11successformulaGet a copy of the "How to Find Scholarships" 12-page guide (reg. $19.95). Email janet@mycampusGPS.ca.MycampusGPS:Facebook: www.Facebook.com/mycampusGPSTwitter: www.Facebook.com/mycampusGP
EP030 Janet MacDonald of MYCAMPUSGPS Navigates Postsecondary Education
Young Money with Tracey Bissett
With over 20 years of experience working with young adults, Janet MacDonald continues to work with high school students and their parents through her company, MyCampusGPS, where she guides them through the important decisions that will significantly impact their post-secondary life. She also helps university students prepare for professional school and equips them with the necessary skills to make them employable. Due to her passion for helping youth, she has received a nomination for an RBC Women of Influence Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Her blog has helped numerous students and parents and was named one of the top education blogs in Canada. Janet joins me today to share how she helps high school students in these three significant steps — university admission, career exploration, and scholarship preparation. She shares her success factors that contributed to where she is today and the formula for writing a unique and impactful scholarship essay. She also shares the common missteps in the university admission process and the success factors of the students who achieve success. “It’s about knowing when the decisions need to be made and what kind of information you need to make those decisions so that you’re making the best decisions and at the best time.” - Janet MacDonald This Week on Young Money: What led Janet to start her business Why it is vital to include the parents in their children’s post-secondary planning process Why having a sense of meaning and purpose is a critical factor for youth How MyCampusGPS works Why the University calendar is like her "bible" The benefits of doing career exploration activities How she helps university students Tips for scholarship applications The most common stumbling block for students who are applying for a scholarship The biggest mistakes when applying for post-secondary education Key Takeaways: The best time to get a post-secondary scholarship is in the earlier part of Grade 12. It is not just about arriving at the solution but learning the type of information you need to make an informed decision. The more specific the goal, the more likely students are to get to it. The scholarship reader wants to see the reflective area in scholarship application essays - specifically what you learned, how it impacted you and those around you as well as how you will use it in the future. Prioritize your activities. Plan ahead. Be open to feedback. Connect with Janet MacDonald: MyCampusGPS Website MyCampusGPS Blog Janet MacDonald on LinkedIn MyCampusGPS on Twitter Rate, Share & Inspire Other Young Millionaires-in-the-Making Thanks for tuning into the Young Money Podcast - the advice show for young millionaires-in-the-making! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, head over to iTunes and leave us a rating and review. Don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media! Subscribe to the Young Money Podcast on iTunes so you never miss an episode and reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, our Linkedin Company Page, or by visiting our website.