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In December, Rebecca Kenney completed the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program at the University of California-Irvine, representing 150 hours of evaluated learning.  She was recently approved as a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and is also an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

 

Cathy Costa was just named a new associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants…

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 to be a lifeguard through the American Red Cross or YMCA—the positions are …

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 matters, not just politics and foreign policy. The interdisciplinary…

Lessons From Early Applications: An Analysis of the Results to Date

With each admissions cycle, more and more students are opting to apply to a college under an early admissions plan. An astounding number of students are admitted early at some colleges and universities, sometimes leaving less than half the remaining spots for regular decision applications.

Before we examine the implications of this data, here is a quick primer on the various early application options: early decision (ED) is for students who want to apply early (typically …

AmeriCorps Offers Life-Changing Gap Year Experience With No Fee

Imagine graduating from high school and, within months, finding yourself in the midst of a disaster relief effort working alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Peter Spinale, a current freshman at Texas Christian University, spent last year traveling around the USA as part of a year-long, gap year experience with the AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps)

Peter’s team of eleven (including one leader) was one of seven teams based out …

Student Voice: Major Choices

Four classes. A maximum of 18 credits. An endless amount of course permutations. I sat dumbfounded at the dawn of my assigned class registration time-slot, still hesitant about which classes I found most compelling, and which academic path I wanted to undertake. I hastily referenced the Excel spreadsheets my parents assisted me in assembling, each one outlining a different class combination for the Winter 2015 semester. I anxiously opened up Internet tabs mapping out the…

New College Board Policy Means Easier Access To Testing Accommodations

The College Board has revised its policy for applying for testing accommodations, making it easier for eligible students to receive the support they need on the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject tests and AP exams.

Beginning January 1, 2017 most students who are approved for and are using testing accommodations at their school (through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan) will be approved when they apply to College Board for the same accommodations. Most private school…

High-Tech Gift Ideas

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for technology: gopro-hero3-camera-front Gopro Camera Make your own movie with music and effects using this advanced camera that captures vibrations and movements in action. You can even shoot underwater videos with incredible images!  vr-refresh-tech-set Virtual Reality Headset Sony PlayStation VR You can have an unbelievable gaming experience or watch a movie in full 3-D with these high-tech headsets.     Headphones: airpod

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Books

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books! Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres:

 

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Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead gives us a terrifying glimpse into an imagined past in which each state was able to pass its own laws in regard to slavery and treatment of people of color. The underlying fear of white southerners that the slaves population would soon outnumber their own leads them to terrifying ends and is not so …

Event Announcements

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Fordham University is hosting Ram Sessions in New England this fall:
Newton: 
Monday, October 3, 7:00 PM              
Hingham: 
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 PM
Providence
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 PM

 

O’Connor Professional Group is offering the event, “Should I Be Worried: Signs That Parents Of Emerging Adults May Not Want To See.” Parenting an emerging adult or teenager is a delicate balance between supporting burgeoning autonomy and providing oversight.Please…

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