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Finding the Right Fit College

During our last workshop about navigating college without SAT & ACT scores with Katherine O'Brien, MA CCPS, of Celtic College Consultants, and Linda Hollenback, MSEd, CPRW, of Hollenback Consulting, the idea of 'right fit' was a common topic of conversation.

So we decided to host another workshop to give college-bound students & their families insight about how to find the 'right fit' college. We'll talk about everything from academic rigor to geography to social life.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

7:30PM ET/6:30PM CT/5:30PM MT/4:30PM PT

Let us know in the comments box below what questions we can answer for you!

Katherine O'Brien, MA CCPS

Since 2004, I have guided thousands of teens all over the US on their journeys to college. Committed to the three pillars of our College Success Program: premier student preparation, savvy college selection, and abundant funding, we facilitate college success. As Catholics we honor the dignity and gifts of each student, enabling each to create and execute common-sense results-oriented plans to achieve their dreams. My Class of 2015-2020 clients were offered on average, over $240,000 in merit scholarships.

Katherine O'Brien homeschooled her six children from 1998 - 2020 and has guided thousands of teens on their journeys to college since 2004. With an engineering degree from Northwestern and a master's in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, she is adept at working with students with varied interests and academic strengths. A Benedictine Oblate since 1990, she seeks to serve the Lord in and through her work with teens and their families.

As a Catholic, I recognize the inherent dignity of each student and work holistically with him or her to create life goals and determine the best path from high school to the achievement of those goals. I work diligently to equip my clients to be successful on campus, armed with the skills they need and the mettle to avoid the common pitfalls which can derail the accomplishment of their goals. For students with faith, I strive to ensure their college selections include institutions where strong supports for their growth in faith are present.

With 18+ years of homeschooling experience, I have worked with numerous homeschooling families. I have also worked extensively with students attending public, private, and charter schools. I have worked with students living abroad as well.

My books:
Every Catholic's Guide to College: The Best US Colleges & Universities for Practicing Catholics, 2021 (fourth edition)
The Ultimate Guide to Top Quality College Planning: Insider Secrets that Save you Time and Money Finally Revealed
Both are available at

Linda Hollenback, MSEd, CPRW

As a College/Career Strategist and Certified Professional Résumé Writer, I guide teens and young professionals throughout the journey from high school to successful career. I am passionate about empowering the next generation to discover their passion, find their voice, and achieve their dreams.

With a purposeful approach that is both holistic and strategic, I partner with students and professionals to answer the questions -- "What are my unique strengths?" and "How do I want to use them to make the world a better place?" We use these answers to successfully position their college applications or job search to advance this goal.

Leveraging my experience as an educator and leader in higher education, I am your trusted partner throughout the college or job search, delivering the college/career strategy that Gets You Where You Want to Go!

Working together, you will gain clarity in your goals and confidence in your ability to effectively articulate the value you bring through your unique strengths.

Skills Summary:
+ College Planning & Admissions Application Strategy
+ Career Coaching & Job Search Strategy
+ College Essay Strategy & Editing
+ Résumé & Cover Letter Writing
+ Interview Coaching
+ LinkedIn Profiles
+ Personal/Professional Brand Development
+ Professional Statement/Executive Profile