February Snapshot: Why Mentors Matter In College

When students have a mentor during college they are twice as likely to be successful after graduation—reporting more engagement at work and scoring high on other measures of well-being. The Chronicle For Higher Education reported on a book by Hamilton College Sociology Professor Dan Chambliss who followed more than 100 Hamilton students during and after college to determine which aspects of their ...

Unusual College Majors That Might Just Fit You!

Check out this list of off-beat majors. There might be something here you never even imagined you could study in college. Entertainment Engineering and Design Do you love roller coasters? Do you wonder how Aquatica Orlando built its new 60-foot Ray Rush raft ride that ends in a plunge down a waterfall? Do you find yourself sketching ideas for a new Star Wars galaxy attraction? Then maybe a career ...
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High School Senior FAQs

Between now and May 1, high school seniors are trying to decide among their many college acceptances. Here is a list of frequently asked questions from college-bound seniors that may help you as you think about your college options. Q: I was accepted into my second choice college at my favorite university. Should I matriculate and try to transfer into my college of choice once I am an enrolled ...

Admissions In The News…

ACT now offers free online prep in response to SAT’s practice options at Khan Academy. The platform can be found here. More and more colleges are no longer requiring the writing section of the SAT and ACT. James Murphy of Princeton Review makes an argument to eliminate this section completely. Tufts University is the most recent college to drop its requirement of SAT Subject Test scores. Given ...

Costa Certified as MBTI Practictioner: Now Offering Assessment To High School, College Students And Adults

Educational Advocates’s Cathy Costa recently became certified as a practitioner of the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is the world’s most-used tool for understanding personality types, and it has proven beneficial in academic counseling and career development. By helping individuals understand their innate personality preferences and how they differ from others, an MBTI assessment ...

So You Want To Be A Doctor…?

High school students often imagine a career as a doctor. Maybe it’s because they or someone they love has been through a challenging medical experience; maybe they have always been interested in the human body and how it works; maybe they’ve spent a lot of time watching “Grey’s Anatomy” on Netflix. Whatever the reason, many students talk about being “premed” in college. What exactly does ...

Hidden Gem: Denison University

Are you interested in the small liberal arts college experience, but don’t want to attend one of the same few schools everyone is applying to? Consider Denison University. Located in Granville Ohio, 30 minutes outside Columbus, Denison has a beautiful hilltop campus, designed by Central Park’s architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Strong academics, a great sense of community, and high athletic ...

Gap Year: How to Plan A Rewarding Experience!

For many students, going to college immediately after finishing high school seems like the obvious and expected thing to do. However, immediately jumping from high school to college is not always the best route for all students. For students who are feeling uncertain about college or just want time to have experiences outside of the classroom, a gap year might be the perfect solution. Taking a gap ...

Time to Plan Your Summer!

Summer is a great time to earn some extra money, learn new skills or further develop one of your interests. 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, how to collaborate with others and manage money and save. One of the best summer jobs is summer camp counselor ...
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