Top 5 Experiences For Getting The Most From College

You’ll be off to college before you know it. You spent so much time thinking about applying, so now it’s time to think about what you will do once you arrive on campus. Here are five essential experiences for your college years.1. Join An Activity. Did you know that the number one initiative a student can take to ensure their happiness during freshmen year of college is to join an activity? This ...

15 Great Ideas For Your Summer

High school students should plan to spend at least part of the summer working, volunteering or engaging with an interest. Still looking for something to do? Here are some opportunities to explore, some offered at no cost to you:1.Discuss social justice issues and work on a project through the City School Summer Leadership Program 2. Volunteer with Tenacity Summer Tennis and Reading Program.3. Train ...

Alert: Summer Program Deadlines

It may seem very early to plan your summer activities, but that depends on what you are interested in doing. Be aware that some popular summer programs have very early deadlines and interviews for coveted positions begin as early as January. Here are some ideas to consider: Apply for A Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, how to collaborate with others and manage money ...

Marist College Fashion Week

My daughter Ellie and I were guests of the Marist College Fashion Program at New York Fashion Week. A highlight of the event was the encore runway show featuring Marist alumna and accomplished designer Son Jung Wan’s latest collection. The designer was presented with Marist’s Silver Needle Fashion Award acknowledging her remarkable career in fashion and dedication to education. She and her troupe ...

Open Summer Internships & Programs

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 ...

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 ...

College Advising: Why It Matters

When thinking about what to look for in a college experience, the location, the social atmosphere and the reputation of the faculty may immediately come to mind. However, one very important aspect of the college experience is often overlooked during the evaluation process—the college advising system. The role of the college advisor is to help students identify emerging interests and then take advantage ...

Capstone Projects Offer Real-World Experience

Many colleges and universities are now offering, and in some cases requiring, a senior project, also referred to as an independent study or a capstone project. Capstone projects have a scholarly purpose, merging the concepts students learn throughout their undergraduate career with an authentic research question. Students also learn applicable skills to their lives after college: working alongside ...

Make the Most of This Summer: Plan Now

Rather than letting the dreary winter months bring you down, why not start planning for an adventurous summer spent learning a new skill or exploring your interests. Gain Work Experience. If you’re not interested in participating in a summer program or camp, an internship or job can help you explore careers and learn new skills – - and may also be advantageous to your wallet! Many local organizations ...

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 ...
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