Archive for January, 2014

College Research: Five Tips For Evaluating Fit

If you are a high school junior beginning your college search, you have probably perused a guide book such as The Fiske Guide To Colleges, visited college websites and maybe even logged into a popular college review site such as College Prowler or Unigo. If you find that many of the college descriptions are starting to sound similar and you aren’t sure what to look for, you are not alone. Here are ...

From “Service Learning” to “Learning To Serve”

A new philosophy on service trips abroad By Nate Marcus Danielle Papi had become disenchanted. Although her “voluntourism” organization had raised money to establish, build and paint a school in rural Cambodia, the day she opened it to a stream of students, she came to a stunning realization—there were no available teachers who were qualified to teach the students. Papi, in her dedication to ...

Early Decision and Early Action Acceptances: Class of 2014

Congratulations to our clients from the class of 2014 who were admitted early to the following colleges and universities as of January 24, 2014. American University   Susquehanna University Bard College   Syracuse University Case Western University   Tulane University Clark University   University of Arizona College of Charleston   University of ...

You Have Submitted Your Applications… Now What?

While it’s true that most of your work is done for your college applications, keep in mind that your actions and decisions in the months ahead can still affect the admission decision. 1. Keep Your Grades Up. Colleges will get a copy of your “Midyear Report,” which will show your senior-year grades at the end of the first semester or term. Colleges do not view “senioritis” favorably. Not ...

Ideas for Summer Jobs, Internships and More!

Summer is a great time to earn some extra money, learn new skills or further develop one of your interests. Believe it or not, it is not too early to start researching opportunities. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Apply for a Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, collaborating with others and how to manage money and save. One of the best summer jobs is summer ...
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