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Jessica Velasco
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Attended San Jose State University
Lives in Morgan Hill, CA
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What happens after submitting the #FAFSA?

Everyone knows they have to submit the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. But, what happens after the FAFSA is submitted?
Everyone knows they have to submit the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. But, what happens after the FAFSA is submitted?
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Scholarships are a great way to help you pay for college. Unfortunately, most scholarships have competition and there is no guarantee you will win. One way to make sure you stand out from the crowd is to submit a great essay. Guest blogger Mary Walton…
Scholarships are a great way to help you pay for college. Unfortunately, most scholarships have competition and there is no guarantee you will win. One way to make sure you stand out from the crowd…
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Easy #Scholarships from @DoSomething with November deadlines

Do you want to make a difference? DoSomething has many great campaigns to make a difference and you could win a scholarship!
Do you want to make a difference? DoSomething has many great campaigns to make a difference and you could win a scholarship!
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It's #Scholarship Saturday! 45 #College #Scholarships and #Contests with upcoming deadlines.

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 45 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!
This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 45 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!
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Fun #Scholarships for #Halloween 2016!

If you love Halloween, you'll love these Halloween-themed scholarships!
If you love Halloween, you’ll love these Halloween-themed scholarships!
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It's #Scholarship Saturday! 44 #College #Scholarships and #Contests with upcoming deadlines.

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 45 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!
This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 45 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!
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It's #Scholarship Saturday! 60 #College #Scholarships and #Contests with upcoming deadlines.

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 60 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!
This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 60 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!
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How to Develop Your #Study Skills

Study skills are important, but unfortunately many students do not know how to properly study. Luckily my friends at Study Medicine Europe have created an infographic with many tips for studying.
Study skills are important, but unfortunately many students do not know how to properly study. Luckily my friends at Study Medicine Europe have created an infographic with many tips for studying.
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Check out the November 2016 newsletter from JLV College Counseling.

Check out the JLV College Counseling November 2016 Newsletter! Information about application deadlines, college visits, and scholarships.
Check out the JLV College Counseling November 2016 Newsletter! Information about application deadlines, college visits, and scholarships.
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Study Smart - 4 Simple Tips to Get Straight A's - Guest Blog by @RachelleWilber

Getting good grades is for all students. Guest Blogger Rachelle Wilber shares four tips for getting straight A's.
Getting good grades is for all students. Guest Blogger Rachelle Wilber shares four tips for getting straight A’s.
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Financial options when considering out-of-state colleges. #CollegeSearch

Attending an out-of-state college is something many students think is financially impossible. Luckily, there are options that can make attending an out-of-state institution affordable.
Attending an out-of-state college is something many students think is financially impossible. Luckily, there are options that can make attending an out-of-state institution affordable.
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Study Abroad programs are not created equal. If #StudyAbroad is important to you, research the options at the colleges you are considering.

Study abroad programs are not created equal. Study abroad options are different at each college you may be considering. Therefore, it is important for you to do your research if study abroad is important to you.
Study abroad programs are not created equal. Study abroad options are different at each college you may be considering. Therefore, it is important for you to do your research if study abroad is imp…
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Educational Consultant focused on helping students and their families through the college admissions process.
Introduction
As college admissions become more competitive, the admissions process can be very stressful for students and their families. My primary goal is to help minimize anxiety for both students and their parents as we move through the process together.

I have insider knowledge about the admissions process from my years of working in college admissions. Before starting JLV College Counseling, I served as the Director of Admissions at a college in the Seattle area. In addition to my past experience, I strive to stay on top of admissions trends by participating in professional college admissions organizations, reading admissions publications, networking with college admissions professionals and visiting college campuses.

Although I am based in the San Francisco Bay area, I work with students across the United States and around the world. Through the use of email, telephone calls and video chats, you will have a partner through the admissions process.

I look forward to the opportunity to assist you with your college counseling needs.
Education
  • San Jose State University
    Sociology, 2002 - 2004
  • University of California, Riverside
    1998 - 2000
  • Fontana High School
    1994 - 1998
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Jessica Martin
Work
Occupation
College Counselor and Freelance Writer
Employment
  • Examiner.com
    Bay Area College Admissions Examiner, 2014 - present
    Contribute articles about college admissions news, policies and advice on all areas of the college admissions process
  • JLV College Counseling
    College Counselor, 2014 - present
    I help students and their families through the college admissions process.
  • Northwest University
    Director of Admissions, 2010 - 2012
  • University of La Verne
    Assistant Director of Admissions, 2006 - 2009
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Employer Relations and Recruiting Specialist, 2004 - 2006
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Currently
Morgan Hill, CA
Previously
Sammamish, WA - San Gabriel, CA - Fontana, CA
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