Collegiate Gateway In The Press

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The Impact of Student Participation in High School Research Programs on College and Career
By Julie Raynor Gross, EdM, MBA, CEP (NY)
Since 1988, Gail Richmond has spent summers welcoming rising high school seniors to Michigan State University, where they devote seven weeks to conducting research while living on a college campus for the very first time. “It’s the kind of experience you have when you go to college, hopefully.” Read Full Article

Hot Fields: Careers Your Students Should Consider
By Julie Raynor Gross, EdM, MBA, CEP (NY)
Figuring out a career path can be challenging and, for many young people, a bit scary. How might they determine, as teenagers and young adults, how they want to spend the bulk of their time many years in the future? It’s common to change jobs over a lifetime, but our work as independent educational consultants (IECs) often involves helping students narrow down their professional ambitions so they can properly prepare in college and beyond. What a difficult task! Read Full Article

College Decision Deadlines Approach With Prospective Students Unable To Visit Campuses

Julie appeared on CBS New York to share advice on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the college admissions process.

Who is Stephen Colbert?

Julie was featured in a segment on Colbert’s Late Show to analyze his personality and help him use the MBTI® assessment tool to answer an important question: Who is Stephen Colbert?

Survive College-Application Season with the Family in One Piece
By Sue Shellenbarger

“The shift in responsibility from parent to child during college applications is almost a microcosm of the transition that takes place when the teenager leaves home,” says Julie Raynor Gross, president of Collegiate Gateway. Read Full Article

Personality tests are exploding. Just don’t use them to hire someone.

Julie appeared in a segment on Dow Jones’ MarketWatch to discuss how personality assessments like the MBTI® should—and shouldn’t—be used in business.

5 Ways to Fix College Admissions
By Eliana Dockterman

“Many families place too much reliance on the U.S. News rankings to make decisions about which colleges their students should apply to,” says Julie Raynor Gross, president and founder of Collegiate Gateway. “Instead, students should do their research about the unique qualities of each college they are considering, and identify the colleges that are the best fit for their talents, interests and preferences.” Read Full Article

On the Clock: A personality test expert assesses Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett

Julie appeared on MarketWatch to analyze the personalities of celebrities like Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey using her expertise in the MBTI® assessment.