The Business Of Getting Into College

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It just may be the most important decision you or your child ever makes. Do you have all the information you need to choose the right college?

The best investment you can make will be to spend a few hours with us.

On Saturday, March 23rd, CBS Radio will bring together a panel of experts to help guide you on the business of getting into college. It’s the inside track for every college bound student and the parents who have to pay the bills. Last year CBS had nearly one thousand prospective students & parents in attendance.

Come hear from admissions directors who make the decisions, financial aid experts who can help figure out how to pay for it, and experts who will coach you on how to navigate the process of getting your child into the college of their choice.

register now button The Business Of Getting Into CollegeHosted by WCBS 880 Afternoon Anchor, Wayne Cabot and 1010WINS Reporter John Montone, you don’t want to miss:

The Business of Getting Into College
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Marriot Marquis
(1535 Broadway in NYC)
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Get your tickets HERE. It’s the best investment you can make in your future.


Wayne Cabot  – WCBS-AM Anchor

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Whenever someone says “I heard you guys talking about (fill in the blank)” it renews my pride to be anchoring on the premier news station in America. Being invited into people’s cars and lives, day after day, is an honor beyond words.

It’s especially fulfilling to continue a legendary tradition that I’ve enjoyed, as a listener, since the 1970s, when Pat and Ben anchored the afternoons. Visiting them in the studio was a kick. Succeeding them on WCBS is radio’s equivalent of pitching in October at Yankee Stadium.

My years in the minors began at WCRV in Washington, NJ in 1980. Tours of duty included WLEV/WEST in Easton, PA; WPST/WHWH in Trenton; WFIL/Power99 in Philadelphia; WKXW in Trenton; and finally 1010 WINS before arriving at WCBS in 1988.

When I’m not driving into Manhattan from Hunterdon County, NJ or reading the Star-Ledger as preparation, I’m working out at the gym, hiking the hills, playing with the kids, and all-too-rarely, squeezing in 9 holes.

John Montone – 1010 WINS Reporter

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You never know where John Montone will spend his morning. It may be in midtown interviewing irate cabbies about the latest ticket blitz. Or recording the rants of residents on unplowed streets in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Or in the subways shouting to strap-hangers as the A-train roars by.

Montone is 1010 WINS’ morning street reporter. His tape recorder is like a giant stethoscope taking the pulse of the city and its suburbs. He can be sarcastic or outrageous, solemn or angry. His tongue is never far from his cheek and he pours his heart into his notebook. To Montone news and life are one and the same. He doesn’t write stories, he writes movies to play in the listener’s mind.



Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions, Boston University

With 32 years of professional experience in college admissions and enrollment, Ms. Walter has spent the last 22 years as a member of Boston University’s admissions staff and is currently the Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions. Prior to that, Ms. Walter served as both Associate Director and Acting Director of Admissions at Wellesley College.

Education Reporter, WCBS-AM Newsradio

In addition to reporting on education five days a week, three times a day, Steve is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film, as well as a workshop presenter in the School of Education.

For the past six years, he has written a weekly column about education called the “Principal’s Office” for the Herald chain of community newspapers.

Director of Financial Aid, Montclair State University

Mr. Anderson has over 33 years of experience in student educational financing, working in several capacities. He is currently the Director of Financial Aid at Montclair State University and has served as a financial aid professional at four other institutions including the University of New Haven, New York University, Fairfield University and Columbia University. His responsibilities in financial aid have included management of state, federal and institutional student aid programs in the delivery of funds to eligible students, ensuring regulatory compliance and supporting the enrollment goals of the institutions.

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, New York University

Shawn Abbott oversees the recruitment and evaluation process for the traditional undergraduate schools and colleges at the largest private research university in America. Prior to his arrival at NYU, Shawn was the Director of Admission at Stanford University from 2006-2010. He served the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia University for nearly a decade prior, most recently as their Senior Associate Director. He has also served as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston University and as the Assistant Director and Interim Director of Alumni Relations at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Vice President for Enrollment, Communications and Marketing for New York Institute of Technology

Dr. Nealon oversees an admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic advisement, learning centers, Honor’s programs, advertising, public relations and an enhanced array of integrated, customer-focused student and campus services. During her more than ten years with NYIT Dr. Nealon has been instrumental in increasing the size and quality of the incoming classes across two New York-based and six global campuses, implementing a strategic scholarship leveraging program, serving as the founding chairperson of the Enrollment Management Committee, creating the Student Solutions Center unit which wraps services around students from admission through graduation, streamlining processes, improving efficiencies and increasing retention, as well as spearheading the production of award-winning print and digital marketing materials.

More to come – including experts in our break- out rooms & other major universities!

Here’s how the event will work:

  • 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • 9:30am – 10:00am -Parents and students arrive (enjoy a continental breakfast) and are free to visit our sponsor expo to gather valuable information
  • 10:00am – 11:30am – The panel of distinguished experts lead in a discussion moderated by CBS news anchor. The audience is invited to take part in a Q&A session with the panel.
  • 11:45am – 12:15pm – Option of breakout room A
  • 12:15pm – 12:45pm – Option of breakout room B
  • 12:45pm – 1:30pm – Expo area will remain open

Admission Price: $10 per ticket & pre-registration is necessary