Archive for May, 2012

How Not to Ask for a Recommendation

It is the day before winter break. Just before leaving for school, Lily realizes that she has yet to ask Mr. Ross and Ms. Williams to write her recommendations. They were her favorite junior year teachers, and she is certain they will give her glowing reports. She fills out the forms and shoves them in her backpack. When she gets to school, she can’t find Mr. Ross or Ms. Williams anywhere, so she ...

Avoid the Summertime Blues: Programs Still Accepting Apps

The end of the school year is always a busy time, and between exams and final papers and projects, it can be easy to put off or forget about making summer plans. However, it isn't too late to find an internship or academic program for the summer months. You can get real-world experience and learn valuable skills to help you in high school, college, and beyond. Internship, volunteer, and community-based ...

University or Liberal Arts College: What’s the Difference?

If you have been talking with your classmates about college lately, chances are you have heard comments like these (or maybe even said them yourself): "My college has to be bigger than my high school." "I have to go to a school with big-time sports where everyone goes to the football games." "I don't want my college to be too small or too large." A college education will cost you and your family ...

How to Write a Resume, Part II: Looks Count

In an earlier article, we examined the role of the resume as well as the general things you need to include on it. However, once you've perfected your job descriptions and settled on organization, you need to move to the next level, namely making your resume's appearance as professional and polished as its content. Before dropping off your resume (or sending it out via email), here are some tips to ...

Colleges Still Accepting Applicants

The traditional May 1 deadline has come and gone, but if you are unsatisfied or unsure about your current school, don’t despair. There are a number of colleges still accepting applications for fall admission. These schools range from large universities like the CUNY schools and Arizona State University to small liberal arts colleges such as Centre College and Warren Wilson. Furthermore, many of these ...
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