Episode 69 - Encore: What's YOUR 'COOLNESS' FACTOR Essay

Today’s episode is part 3 of a 5-part mini series on the College Admission Essays.

I am reviewing the “What Is My “Coolness” Factor?” essay.

Here is a glimpse into the famous “Taco Bell College Admission Essay.”

Today I will be facing my biggest challenge: the Taco Bell menu. A place that can be compared only to Frankenstein’s laboratory for its reputation for the strangest menu in all of the fast food kingdom. “You want to get that,” my dad responded with a smile and a familiar rustle of my hair as I made my demand: “Two Doritos locos tacos and an enchirito.”

THIS ESSAY MIGHT BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS. This essay is not just about fast food. It’s about so much more than that. I will break this down and share why it works.

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Guest Bio:

Canh Oxelson

Canh Oxelson is the Executive Director of College Counseling at Horace Mann School in the Bronx, NY. Currently, he is also organizing the New Counselor Series & Workshop for ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools). Canh began his college admissions career at his alma mater, the University of San Francisco, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology. After short stints in admissions at USF, Saint Mary’s College of California, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, he earned an M.Ed. in Educational Policy from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Afterwards, Canh returned to admissions as the Director of Multicultural Recruitment for the University of Pennsylvania. His jump to college counseling came in 2003, when he became an Upper School Dean at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, CA. In 2011, Canh moved east to lead the college counseling effort at Horace Mann School.




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