Great Advice From Recent College Freshmen

It’s summer and college freshmen who made it through their first year of college have plenty of wisdom to share. Here are some insights from two former clients about their first year of college.What advice do you have for graduated high school seniors about choosing first-year courses?“It is extremely helpful to get advice from academic advisors,” said Maya, a Brandeis University student. “I ...

International Studies: Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and Washington College

International Studies is an increasingly popular college major. On a recent visit to colleges in the Washington, D.C. area, we learned that each institution has a distinct approach to the discipline. Here is an overview:At Johns Hopkins University, the department is intentionally called International Studies instead of International Affairs because the faculty is interested in all kinds of international ...

Navigating A College Website: 10 Tips for Getting the Answers You Seek

Most college websites are chock full of useful information if you know what to look for. Whether you are a junior just beginning your research or a senior starting to analyze admissions offers, these tips might help you get some answers.1. News You Can Use – Look at the news on the home page to see if the college seems like a lively, active place. It’s a positive sign if faculty, alumni and student ...
Florida Colleges

Florida College Tour

Florida boasts a number of liberal arts colleges, universities and a renowned art school. Here are highlights from my recent visit. Walking through the University of Miami campus among the palm trees, lake and outdoor pool, it is easy to forget that you are not at a resort but at a serious institution of learning. A private university with 10,000 undergraduates, Miami has top programs in marine science, ...

College Research: 5 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 Niche 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 ...

Choosing a Major

How are today’s college students choosing majors? While many students choose a major to prepare for a specific career, others enter college interested in exploring disciplines that excite them without regard to job prospects. The Career Driven Student Conventional wisdom suggests that students are more likely to achieve success if they choose a major at which they enjoy and excel,and a recent New ...

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 ...

College News Round Up

 “Engaged Cornell” Backed By $50 Million Grant Cornell University is launching a program called “Engaged Cornell” that will offer opportunities for students to incorporate real-world experiences in their course work. As reported by The New York Times, those studying musical traditions might travel to hear the melodies first hand, or take their course reading about workplace diversity to ...

College News Round-Up

Read about the new $192 million UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College, a learning and residential complex that opened in Fall 2013. Stanford University is offering PhD humanities students who commit to a teaching career a free education if they are admitted to the Stanford Teacher Education program. New research shows that liberal art colleges should get more credit for their contribution ...

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 ...
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