...Pam Proctor’s clients have been admitted to such colleges as: Amherst, Harvard, Cornell, Wesleyan, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame,  Georgetown, Bowdoin, Davidson, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Williams, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Tufts, Georgia Tech, SMU, Wheaton (IL), Case Western Reserve, Purdue, Elon, Clemson, University of Florida, Miami University of Ohio, U Colorado Boulder, University of Miami, Colorado College, Penn State, Tulane, Boston College, Rutgers, College of Charleston, University of Maryland, University of Georgia, Juniata, University of New Hampshire, Baylor, Florida State, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, George Washington University, Northwestern, William and Mary, Vassar, MIT, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Emory, Santa Clara University, New York University, Bates, Wellesley, Washington University in St. Louis, Colby, University of Southern California, Washington & Lee, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Union College, Trinity College, Boston University, Pitzer, University of Maryland, Mount Holyoke College, Villanova, and accelerated medical programs…


Pam Proctor at the Vero Beach Book Center
Pam Proctor at the Vero Beach Book Center
Pam Proctor at the Vero Beach Book Center

“The store was packed for Pam Proctor and The College Hook...standing-room only, with folks down the aisles... Pam's presentation is excellent!”

—Cynthia Grabenbauer
Vero Beach Book Center

Shanghai College Admissions Speaker

Guest Speaker on The College Hook
Shanghai, China

Pam and her husband, Bill, were invited to Shanghai in July 2011 by the Shanghai Overseas Affairs Services Center to speak to Chinese high school students and their parents about admission to U.S. colleges. Pam focused on finding a “Hook” and Bill gave tips on SAT prep.

International Webcast Panelist

unigo, WSJ on Campus, and Aristotle Circle
Webcast Panelist
New York, NY

Pam was one of six experts featured on "The Secrets of College Admissions," an international webcast aired on September 15, 2010.

National Conference Speaker and Panel Moderator

NACAC Conference Panel Moderator
Austin, Texas

Pam moderated a panel on the subject of the "Hook" at the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. More than 250 high school college counselors attended the standing-room-only event.

HECA Conference Speaker
Tampa, Florida

Pam was featured at the 11th annual convention of HECA, the Higher Education Consultants Association.

SACAC Conference Panel Moderator
Atlanta, GA

Pam moderated a panel on the subject of The College Hook for a standing-room-only crowd at the annual conference of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.

Multicultural College Prep Program

Making College A Reality
Gifford Youth Activity Center
Vero Beach, FL

Pam serves on a panel of college experts to raise awareness about college and scholarship opportunities for teens served by the Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program, Habitat for Humanity, and the Gifford Youth Activity Center.

High School Seminars and Parent Nights

IB Junior College Prep Seminar
Sebastian River High School
Sebastian, FL

Pam helped IB juniors jump-start their college planning with an inside look at the admissions process through videos and freewheeling discussions.

IB Parents College Prep Night

Pam served as guest speaker at the annual college-prep night for parents of IB and pre-IB students.

AP College Prep Seminar
Vero Beach High School
Vero Beach, FL

In a program funded by the Lambert Foundation, Pam’s motivational talk and videos introduced more than 350 AP and pre-AP students to The College Hook and the college process.

AP Parents College Prep Night

Through videos and inspirational anecdotes, Pam introduced more than 300 parents of students in grades 9-12 to the concept of The College Hook and explained ways parents can help children navigate the college process.


College Prep Night
Master’s Academy
Vero Beach, FL

Pam focused on the importance of The College Hook in a motivational program for parents and students of this classical Christian academy.

Bookstore Author Talks

Author Talk/Book Signing
Book People,  Austin, Texas

Pam discussed The College Hook at the largest independent bookstore in Texas.

Author Talk/Book Signing
New Canaan Public Library & 
Elm Street Books
New Canaan, Connecticut

Pam discussed The College Hook, along with a Dartmouth student featured in the book.

Author Talk/Book Signing
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Pam discussed The College Hook and signed books at this popular independent bookstore. Click here to learn more about The College Hook

Author Pam Proctor at the Vero Beach Book Center
Writing Workshops

Teen Writers Workshop

Pam helped found this model writing program designed to introduce teens to professional novelists, non-fiction writers, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters, through hands-on, interactive workshops.  Click here to learn more about the Teen Writers Workshop. 

Teen Writers Workshop Logo
Hanoi University Writers’ Workshop
Hanoi, Vietnam

In 2004 and 2007, Pam led seven-member professional writing teams to Hanoi to teach nonfiction and fiction techniques to top English students and faculty at one of Vietnam’s leading universities. Click here to learn more about the Hanoi University Writers Workshop.
Author Pam Proctor at the Hanoi University Writers Workshop

“From the start of my work as an independent college counselor and IB consultant nearly a decade ago, I recognized the Hook as an essential tool in a successful application.  That’s why every time I conduct a student workshop, speak at a parent night, or work with a student one-on-one, I hammer away at one theme:  Find your Hook!  Over the past few years, hundreds of my students have heard and heeded that message. They have worked hard to find a Hook and package it through every page of their application in order to get a leg up in admissions.”                                

  — Pam Proctor, The College Hook

Representative Consulting Seminars:  
11th & 12th Grade Parents’ College Night
            Discussed college application issues with parents of
            honors and International Baccalaureate (IB) students.
9th & 10th Grade Parents’ College Night
            Discussed college prep issues with IB parents.
11th Grade College Prep Workshop
           Conducted 2-hour workshop for IB juniors.

10th Grade College Prep Workshop
            Conducted 1 ½ hour college planning workshop
            for 150 honors and pre-IB sophomores.


9th Grade College Prep Workshop
            Conducted 1 ½ hour college planning workshop
            for 150 honors and pre-IB freshmen.

Click here to learn more about Pam's college consulting program  

Enhance your college counseling program with special events modeled on Pam Proctor’s seminars at Sebastian River High School in Sebastian, Florida.  Sebastian River High School has been hailed by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 400 high schools in the nation.

Click here to contact Pam about speaking at your school.

“…Ms. Proctor’s focus on the students’ personal qualities and experiences, combined with her creative and savvy marketing strategies, sets her apart from other college advisers! Her advisement sessions have really made a difference for the International Baccalaureate students at my school! This book is a must read for students and parents entering the college search and application process!”

Donna P. Olson, M. Ed.,
International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Sebastian River High School


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