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About Tiffany Phu

Owner of College & Career Champion

Hi there! I am a college and career coach of nearly a decade. I am a certified career service provider (CCSP), published in the National Career Development Association, and have a certificate from College Counseling. I'm quite proud that my YouTube channel is one of the fastest growing focused on college and career.

Gratitude and inspiration led me to enter the career services space to advocate, guide, and empower individuals who are looking to improve their future either pursuing a new career path, applying to a four year college, vocational training programs, or even a gap year(s). Here is a high level of my background...

UC Personal Insight Questions / Essays: BEST Questions to Write Your College Essays (Tips & Tricks)
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UC Personal Insight Questions / Essays: BEST Questions to Write Your College Essays (Tips & Tricks)

The University of California applications opened August 1st so it's time to have the BEST strategies to write your personal insight questions / essays. Tiffany covers the best questions / prompts to answer, how to answer them, and mistakes to avoid. Tune in to ensure you're prepared for applying to the UC system. SIGN UP FOR OUR WEBINAR ON "ACING THE COLLEGE APPS" on August 17 @ 5-6pm PST (first 50 RSVP are offered free proofreading in one of our webinars): Event registration form: https://bit.ly/AceCollegeApps Event Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XKZUDXy_n3OKtyXqc7be7Ot92bdCjeBE/view?usp=sharing University of California (UC System) Personal Insight Questions: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/applying-as-a-freshman/personal-insight-questions.html 👋 About College and Career Champion I am Tiffany Phu, a college and career advisor passionate about helping students and professionals prepare for their desired career path especially through post-secondary education. Visit my website to get assistance in navigating the college application process. I also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. 💌 SUBSCRIBE to get advice and resources directly to your inbox: https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/subscribe 💻 WEBSITE https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/ 📚 WORK WITH ME 1-on-1 https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation ✍ VISIT MY BLOG https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/blog 🎙 PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-and-career-champion-helpful-information-for-a-purposeful-career-path/id1619162685 🌎 GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://goo.gl/maps/gPhxtXVepa5obCyr5 📱 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/collegeandcareerchampion/ 👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeAndCareerChampion 🎥 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@collegeandcareerchampion?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TIMESTAMP 0:00 | Introduction 1:19 | What UCs are looking for (comprehensive review) 2:54 | Prepare resume document (activities & extracurriculars) 4:14 | Best questions to answer 8:31 | Putting together your application 8:52 | Advice on the UC PIQs 10:08 | Most common mistake 10:39 | Outro KEYWORDS #universityofcalifornia #collegeapplications #collegeessay #college #university #student #highschoolstudent #applyingtocollege personal insight questions tips
2022 How to Get the BEST LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (When, Who, & What to ask)
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2022 How to Get the BEST LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (When, Who, & What to ask)

Wondering how to get the best letters of recommendation (LOR) for your college application? Tiffany covers when, who, how, and what to ask for in a letter of recommendation. Tune in to learn the best strategies to ensure you get the best letter of recommendation as possible. SIGN UP FOR OUR WEBINAR ON "ACING THE COLLEGE APPS" on August 17 @ 5-6pm PST (first 50 RSVP are offered free proofreading in one of our webinars): Event registration form: https://bit.ly/AceCollegeApps Event Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XKZUDXy_n3OKtyXqc7be7Ot92bdCjeBE/view?usp=sharing 👋 About College and Career Champion I am Tiffany Phu, a college and career advisor passionate about helping students and professionals prepare for their desired career path especially through post-secondary education. Visit my website to get assistance in navigating the college application process. I also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. 💻 WEBSITE https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/ 💌 SUBSCRIBE to get advice and resources directly to your inbox: https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/subscribe 📚 WORK WITH ME 1-on-1 https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation ✍ VISIT MY BLOG https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/blog 🎙 PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-and-career-champion-helpful-information-for-a-purposeful-career-path/id1619162685 🌎 GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://goo.gl/maps/gPhxtXVepa5obCyr5 📱 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/collegeandcareerchampion/ 👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeAndCareerChampion 🎥 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@collegeandcareerchampion?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TIMESTAMP 0:00 | Introduction 1:34 | Look on college website for number of LOR 2:06 | When to request LOR 3:33 | Who to ask for LOR 6:08 | How to ask for LOR 7:24 | Sending formal request 7:48 | Send reminders 8:34 | Thank & update recommenders 9:06 | Outro KEYWORDS #letterofrecommendation #collegeapplications #lor #college #university #student #highschoolstudent #applyingtocollege
How to Maintain MENTAL HEALTH: Applying to COLLEGE and Preparing for CAREERS (from HS Therapist)
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How to Maintain MENTAL HEALTH: Applying to COLLEGE and Preparing for CAREERS (from HS Therapist)

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, or anxious about your future as you're applying to college and preparing for a career? We have a discussion with Amrita Vu, Site Lead Therapist at a California High School, who shares how mental health is related to college and career ambitions, advice on how to recognize when you need mental health assistance, and how to manage parental pressures. Tune in to be preventive or find a solution for your worries. More mental health resources provided below: Uplift Mobile Crisis 408-379-9085 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/ Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741 Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228 Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222 National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255 National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357 GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044 Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com Safe Rides: 1-888-550-RIDE, Fridays 10pm-1am CA Youth Crisis Line: 1-843-5200 Bill Wilson Center: www.Chat4teens.org StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350 YWCA Rape Crisis Line 408-287-3000 WHAT TO WATCH NEXT: COLLEGE ESSAY Topics That Gained ADMITTANCE (examples from REAL students) https://youtu.be/Kn-fulwKKBY 👋 About College and Career Champion I am Tiffany Phu, a college and career advisor passionate about helping students and professionals prepare for their desired career path especially through post-secondary education. Visit my website to get assistance in navigating the college application process. I also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. 💻 WEBSITE https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/ 💌 SUBSCRIBE to get advice and resources directly to your inbox: https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/subscribe 📚 WORK WITH ME 1-on-1 https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation ✍ VISIT MY BLOG https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/blog 🎙 PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-and-career-champion-helpful-information-for-a-purposeful-career-path/id1619162685 🌎 GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://goo.gl/maps/gPhxtXVepa5obCyr5 📱 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/collegeandcareerchampion/ 👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeAndCareerChampion 🎥 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@collegeandcareerchampion?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TIMESTAMP 0:00 | Introduction 0:36 | HS Therapist Introduction 2:30 | Signs of mental health concerns 5:11 | How to overcome procrastination due to stress 8:00 | How to normalize mental health needs 11:15 | Managing stress around mistakes when applying to college 13:18 | Writing about mental health relative to Covid-19 in college essays 15:47 | Confidentiality of students and parents 19:54 | Final advice about parental pressures 21:16 | Outro KEYWORDS #collegeapplications #mentalhealth #managingstress #college #university #studentlife #collegestudent #collegestudentlife
COLLEGE ESSAY Topics That Gained ADMITTANCE (examples from REAL students)
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COLLEGE ESSAY Topics That Gained ADMITTANCE (examples from REAL students)

Thinking about what to write for your college essay? Tiffany goes over 3 real student essay topics and explains how they resulted in admittance to top universities. Also don't forget to subscribe to College and Career Champion email list to get access to our e-series launching in a few weeks. Note: please do NOT copy these essay topics. They are meant to give inspiration. Your essay should be a reflection of your proud journey. 💌 SUBSCRIBE to get advice and resources directly to your inbox: https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/subscribe WHAT TO WATCH NEXT: Financial Aid Expert Shares Everything You Need to Know (get more aid, when to appeal, manage loans) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5_hm0QACco 👋 About College and Career Champion I am Tiffany Phu, a college and career advisor passionate about helping students and professionals prepare for their desired career path especially through post-secondary education. Visit my website to get assistance in navigating the college application process. I also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. 💻 WEBSITE https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/ 📚 WORK WITH ME 1-on-1 https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation ✍ VISIT MY BLOG https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/blog 🎙 PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-and-career-champion-helpful-information-for-a-purposeful-career-path/id1619162685 🌎 GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://goo.gl/maps/gPhxtXVepa5obCyr5 📱 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/collegeandcareerchampion/ 👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeAndCareerChampion 🎥 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@collegeandcareerchampion?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TIMESTAMP 00:00 | Introduction 1:05 | Subscribe to get e-learning series 1:46 | First student college essay topic 4:26 | Second student college essay topic 6:51 | Third student college essay topic 9:55 | Recommendations on how to pick a topic 11:03 | Outro KEYWORDS #collegeessay #collegeapplications #collegeadmission2022 #college #collegeadvice #student #highschoolstudent #applyingtocollege
Financial Aid Expert Shares Everything You Need to Know (get more aid, when to appeal, manage loans)
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Financial Aid Expert Shares Everything You Need to Know (get more aid, when to appeal, manage loans)

Financial aid expert, Miguel Mendoza, has 15+ years of experience navigating FAFSA and helping families strategize to afford college. I learned a lot from the conversation and know you will too. Tune in as we discuss how to get more aid, when to submit and appeal a financial aid package, when and how to pay off loans, the CSS Profile, and much more. WHAT TO WATCH NEXT: How to Choose the RIGHT College for You (Advice I Wish I Knew Before) https://youtu.be/P8HV-sT9F0s 👋 About College and Career Champion I am Tiffany Phu, a college and career advisor passionate about helping students and professionals prepare for their desired career path especially through post-secondary education. Visit my website to get assistance in navigating the college application process. I also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. 💻 WEBSITE https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/ 💌 SUBSCRIBE to get advice and resources directly to your inbox: https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/subscribe 📚 WORK WITH ME 1-on-1 https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation ✍ VISIT MY BLOG https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/blog 🎙 PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-and-career-champion-helpful-information-for-a-purposeful-career-path/id1619162685 🌎 GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://goo.gl/maps/gPhxtXVepa5obCyr5 📱 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/collegeandcareerchampion/ 👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeAndCareerChampion 🎥 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@collegeandcareerchampion?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc TIMESTAMP 00:00 | Introduction 1:05 | Miguel's Introduction & why he chose UMass 2:38 | Overview of Financial Aid 4:47 | Misconception about FAFSA 7:07 | Affordability of private vs. public schools 11:39 | Do schools practice need-blind admissions? 13:12 | What to do if financial circumstances change? 18:15 | When to submit FAFSA? 20:52 | Differences between CSS Profile & FAFSA 23:52 | Can you appeal for more financial aid? 25:05 | Advice on handling loans 27:49 | Overall advice on affordability 30:53 | Outro - SUBSCRIBE! KEYWORDS #financialaid #collegeadvice #fafsa #collegeadmission2022 #collegeapps #applyingtocollege #cssprofile #collegedebt how to pay for college, financial aid advice
2022 UC Admissions Officer Interview: Advice for applying to UC System
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2022 UC Admissions Officer Interview: Advice for applying to UC System

UC Applications are open August - October 2022. Reach out to Tiffany at collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation to work 1:1. In this session, we are interviewing Melia Martin, Admissions Reviewer for the University of California San Diego. She shares tips on how to apply to the UCs, what to avoid, and how COVID-19 has impacted the process. Melia Martin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melia-martin/ WHAT TO WATCH NEXT: Financial Aid Expert Shares Everything You Need to Know (get more aid, when to appeal, manage loans) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5_hm0QACco 👋 About College and Career Champion (formerly California College and Career Consulting) I am Tiffany Phu, a college and career advisor passionate about helping students and professionals prepare for their desired career path especially through post-secondary education. Visit my website to get assistance in navigating the college application process. I also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. 💻 WEBSITE https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/ 📚 WORK WITH ME 1-on-1 https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/book-consultation ✍ VISIT MY BLOG https://www.collegeandcareerchampion.com/blog 🎙 PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-and-career-champion-helpful-information-for-a-purposeful-career-path/id1619162685 🌎 GOOGLE REVIEWS: https://goo.gl/maps/gPhxtXVepa5obCyr5 📱 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/collegeandcareerchampion/ 👍 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeAndCareerChampion 🎥 TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@collegeandcareerchampion?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc 0:00 | Introductions 2:30 | What makes the UC system special? 5:30 | Important factors in admissions decisions 7:20 | Mistakes in college applications 9:55 | COVID-19 impacts on application process 12:50 | Volunteering and extracurriculars during COVID-19 15:20 | Choosing a major: undecided vs. declared 18:50 | Thank you and ending Subscribe and hit the bell to see new videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUOHSiQZm3251UWn_aaxyWg
6 Summer Activities to IMPRESS Colleges (Career Exploration Ideas)
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6 Summer Activities to IMPRESS Colleges (Career Exploration Ideas)

Maximizing summer to explore career options comes with many benefits for high school students interested in college. In today's video, Tiffany Phu, founder of College and Career Champion discusses summer activities to become a more impressive college applicant and how career professionals can assist in the journey. WHAT TO WATCH NEXT About College and Career Champion (formerly California College and Career Consulting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG10MWtrKks Testimonial NYU Class of 2026 Admit - Alex Reyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptZWIZEsUmc LINKS Check out College and Career Champion (formerly California College and Career Consulting) to get assistance in navigating the college application process. We also specialize in career readiness with resume assistance, identifying strengths and interests. Subscribe to our mailing list: https://www.californiacollegeandcareerconsulting.com/subscribe Visit our website: CollegeAndCareerChampion.com Contact for free a consultation: Tiffany@CaliforniaCollegeAndCareerConsulting.com Subscribe and hit the bell to see new videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/CollegeandCareerChampion Career Assessments: O*NET Interest Profiler https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip Myers Briggs (16 personalities) https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test Truity https://www.truity.com/ YouScience https://www.youscience.com/ Skills Matcher Inventory https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Skills/skills-matcher.aspx TIMESTAMP 00:00 | Introduction 01:08 | Career planning & clear narrative 1:57 | First activity: Internships, externships, informational interviewing 4:49 | Second activity: Summer school 6:35 | Third activity: Create a project 7:40 | Fourth activity: Summer programs 9:04 | Fifth activity: Become an entrepreneur 10:17 | Sixth activity: Get a job KEYWORDS What to do in the summer to prepare for college applications, summer activities to explore career options for high school students interested in college, 6 ways to maximize summer vacation to explore career paths, how to have unique extracurriculars to stand out for college applications

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Jessica Huynh after getting into college with the help of our college admissions consultants from College & Career Champion

I couldn’t have imagined applying to college without Tiffany’s help. I seriously looked forward to every meeting I had with her. She was not only my advisor, but also a great friend. She understood what I was trying to get across in my college application essays and was able to help me express myself in a thoughtful manner. I was able to get into the nursing program at my dream school, Dominican University, and Tiffany played a huge part in this life accomplishment. I still text her updates and am so happy to have a lifelong friend.

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FREMONT, CA - DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

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