Just when Aidan and Ash thought they had shared everything there is to know about the college admissions process, they found out they had an opportunity to interview one of the brightest minds in the field. In this episode of Hold Me Back, they welcome on Jeff Selingo, a New York Times bestselling author of three books who has written about higher education for more than two decades.
Episode 26 21 Sep 2022 1 hour 22 min
In this episode of Hold Me Back, Aidan and Ash continue the College Admission Series (CAS) as they welcome Lee Coffin, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College.
Episode 25 31 Aug 2022 1 hour 1 min
Aidan and Ash talk all things college essays in this episode of Hold Me Back with one of the most enigmatic thought leaders in Silicon Valley, Umair Khan.
Episode 19 17 Mar 2022 1 hour 8 min
Aidan and Ash wrap up the first installment of the College Admission Series (CAS) of Hold Me Back on a high note as they welcome on Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission at Texas Christian University (TCU).
5 Mar 2022
How is it possible for a student to “stand out” in the morass of thousands of seemingly “perfect” college applicants today? The answer might not be what you think.
Episode 18 28 Feb 2022 1 hour 15 min
In this episode of Hold Me Back, Aidan and Ash discuss "everything admissions" with Jonathan Burdick, a 35-year veteran in the field, and one of the most innovative and knowledgeable enrollment leaders in the country. Mr. Burdick leads Cornell's 15 colleges and school offices of admissions, financial aid, and registrar.
Episode 17 12 Feb 2022 1 hour 3 min
Join Aidan and Ash in a lively and information-packed interview with Rick Clark, Georgia Tech's Director of Admission. Under his leadership, the Institute has exceeded every goal including advancing the academic class profile while driving geographic, gender, and ethnic diversity.
Episode 16 31 Jan 2022 2 hours 12 min
In this extensive and candid interview, Aidan and Ash spend time with the brilliant and dynamic leader of Duke's undergraduate admissions, Christoph Guttentag. Mr. Guttentag has been with Duke for 29 years, and served as the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions since 2006.
Episode 14 19 Jan 2022 35 min
The college admissions process has become increasingly filled with uncertainty and stress for millions of families. In this multi-part series, Aidan and Ash interview the admission leaders of several renowned universities in an effort to demystify the admissions process so families can navigate through it in a healthy and rewarding manner.