CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that applying to college can be one of the more stressful times in a student's life, CollegeVine has announced the launch of a new blog aimed at relieving the admissions-related pressures many high school students will endure throughout the process. Zen (https://www.collegevine.com/welcome/zen/) is loaded with true stories, insights, and humor from people who survived the college admissions process themselves.
"In the race to raise test scores, boost GPAs, and polish applications, few are directly addressing how stressful this process can be," explains CollegeVine co-founder Johan Zhang. "With Zen, we're looking to humanize the conversation about college admissions by addressing the pressures and worries surrounding the admissions season."
With a special focus on promoting student mental health during the college admissions process, Zen was a natural extension for CollegeVine, which embraces a powerful, "near-peer" model in providing one-on-one mentorship, college applications guidance, college essay assistance, tutoring and test prep. The blog's sections—written entirely by active college students—include "Perspectives" (stories and advice from personal experiences); "News" (the latest happenings in higher education); "Diversions" (offering fun ways to take a break); and "Insiders" (behind-the-scenes insight from CollegeVine consultants).
Zen is the second blog offering from the company, which also hosts a college prep-focused blog under its own CollegeVine namesake to serve as a go-to source for all things applications, academics, and extracurriculars.
CollegeVine, founded as Admissions Hero in 2013, is a leading provider of one-on-one mentorship, college applications guidance, college essay assistance, tutoring, and test prep. The company features an expansive network of near-peer advisors at the nation's top universities—their experience representing more than 20 different majors, substantial extracurricular activities and far-ranging success. For more information, visit www.collegevine.com.
Kristien Brada-Thompson, Priority PR
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