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Ruth Ann Cote

“Every student is unique. I enjoy working with students to

uncover their story — using this as a launching point to find colleges that are right for them. From there, a student builds confidence and creates a narrative from which they can craft meaningful essays and present themselves in an authentic way in applications and interviews. I feel getting to know a student, and encouraging a student to be true to themselves from the onset, is the key to successful college selection. A student should never try to fit themselves to a particular school.’ Rather, a student should discover who they are and then find the schools that

are the best fit.” 

Ruth Ann brings her background as a marketing professional, freelance writer, and internship coordinator to her work as a college consultant. Her expertise in developing brands, honing messages, and working with students enables her to help students present themselves on paper and in person. Students learn to effectively package and promote their achievements, strengths, and personal qualities for the college admissions process.

Ruth Ann holds a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Providence College, a certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California, Irvine, and is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Ruth Ann has worked as an Internship Coordinator for The Education Cooperative; as a Marketing Communications Manager of a Fortune 500 company and was the Vice President & Co-owner of Reale/Fitzgerald Marketing Communications, Inc. She has served on volunteer educational boards including the Hopkinton Education Foundation (Board Member & President), the Hopkinton Middle School Council and the Hopkinton High School Council.

Ruth Ann and her husband Dave reside in Hopkinton MA where they raised three children. When not working with high school students or visiting colleges she can be found hiking with her dog, traveling, and searching for great gluten-free food. 

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