Joy Biscornét

College Admissions Consultant

Admissions Experience:
Former admissions officer at Boston College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lafayette College, and Ursinus College
Former college counselor at Castilleja School

Education:
Lafayette College - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Why I joined College Coach:
Working with students during the college search process is truly my calling. I feel it is a privilege to be a part of such an exciting time in a young person's life. I love witnessing the personal growth and discovery that occurs as students take ownership of the process, allowing them to craft essays and applications that are uniquely personal. Finding the best 'fit' is a family adventure, one that may seem daunting, but can be fun and exciting when equipped with the appropriate tools. I find it so rewarding to answer questions, dispel myths, and break down the college process so that students and families feel informed and empowered.

Background:
I got my first taste of admissions through my undergraduate work-study where, in addition to filing a lot of paper, I interacted with students and families as a tour guide and admissions panelist. However, it was only when I was away from a college environment working as a Civil Engineer that I realized how much I missed working with students at this important time in their lives. I spent the first five years of my admissions career working at small liberal arts colleges on the East Coast, before joining the undergraduate admission staff at Boston College. After a total of 12 years working in admissions, I wanted to have more insight into the student experience in the college process. My curiosity took me to Northern California where I worked as a college counselor at a highly selective private girls high school, helping students apply to the most competitive colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. My career path took me back into admission when I moved to the Midwest to manage the undergraduate international admission process at a large public university. I have traveled across the nation and around the world (20+ countries), meeting and working with students and families to share my knowledge and expertise of the nuances of the college process.

  

I have worked with students interested in:

Science

Nursing

Business

Journalism

Music

Ivy League

Large State Schools

Small Liberal Arts College

Pre-dentistry

Technology

Math

Pre-law

Engineering

Pre-med

Art

Computer science

Honors Programs

Two year colleges

Religious affiliated schools

Research universities

High School admissions

Dance

Theater



I have also worked with:

Athletes

International Students

First-generation students

Students with learning differences

Transfer students

Gap year students


 

Hobbies:  Traveling, Cooking, Running, Yoga, Cheese

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