Mindy Mitchell is an Associate Director of College Counseling with Campus Bound. Learn more about her in this Staff Spotlight.
Mindy, a former Director of Admission at Wentworth Institute of Technology, has an extensive background in college admissions and enrollment management, beginning with her work as a graduate intern in both undergraduate and graduate admissions at Boston College. She has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of educational aspirations and interests.
In Her Own Words:
My approach to college counseling:
“The aspect of my professional life I’ve always enjoyed most is working directly with students as they explore their options for college and tackle the challenge of what can be an overwhelmingly competitive application process. I believe that each student has a compelling and unique story to share, and my goal is to help students create college applications that successfully highlight their strengths and showcase their future potential. I’m a firm believer in creating your fit, and helping students recognize that they play an active role in their future college experience.”
Things I enjoy most about the process:
“There is nothing more rewarding than watching students invest themselves in their college search and put forth their best effort, whatever the ultimate outcome. Empowering students to examine their options, gain confidence, and select an educational path that makes sense for them is incredibly fulfilling. As a parent who’s gone through the process personally, I appreciate the stress it can place on families, and I make it a priority to partner with parents as well. The relationships I’ve formed that extend beyond the counseling period are priceless.
How I enjoy spending my spare time:
“I’m an outdoor and exercise enthusiast, and enjoy practicing yoga, hiking, biking, kayaking and boating whenever I get the chance. My favorite places to decompress are Lake George in the Adirondacks and the outer Cape; when I need my city fix, Boston, Chicago and NYC top the list. I’m an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, and I’ve had a subscription to National Geographic since elementary school. I love to experiment in the kitchen with new, health conscious recipes and not so health-conscious desserts. As a parent of one college student and two busy teenagers, I absolutely cherish every moment of family time.”