Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith is a College Counselor with Campus Bound.  Learn more about him in this Staff Spotlight.

Education: 

BA, Curry College
MEd, University of Massachusetts, Boston
College Counseling Certificate, University of California, Los Angeles

More about Aaron: 

Aaron joined the Campus Bound team in 2009, after 5 years in college admissions at Curry College. Since that time, he has also worked in college admissions at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and as a high school guidance counselor. Aaron’s admissions experience led to him becoming a contact and consultant for the Leaning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts, and he has spoken at many college panels, access events, and conferences. Aaron enjoys helping all students find the college/university that is the right fit for them.

 

In His Own Words:

My approach to college counseling:

“I believe deep down in my heart that there is a college/university for any student willing to learn. Helping students and their families navigate the college search process is something I truly enjoy. The college search process can be daunting. My role is to help students understand what they are looking for in a college/university, assist in creating a plan to make the process manageable and less stressful, and to get it all done in a time frame that works for them and their family. My goal with every student is to make the process fun and enjoyable. When my students earn their acceptance letters, I am nearly as excited as they are; I love what I do!”

 

What I love most about the college process: 

“What I love most about the college process is the excitement that students share with me when they get their acceptance letters.  Those are moments in that students and their families lives that I get to be a part of and a memory that I will always have with them.”

 

How I spend my spare time:

“In my “free” time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and two amazing daughters.  I enjoy running, hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, writing and playing music; and surrounding myself with my family and friends whenever possible.”