Posts Tagged ‘College’

September Snapshot—Thoughts On Undergraduate Studies And Careers

Many students (and their parents) worry about getting a job after graduating from college. Students sometimes feel obligated to choose a particular major even if they are not particularly interested in that area of study. Among the myriad of majors offered at colleges today, 20 percent of students are choosing undergraduate business. According to the National Center For Education Statistics, business majors outnumber their nearest rivals (health/medical science and…

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 have met with three different advisors to get input about what my schedule should …

What is The ZeeMee Online Portfolio?

ZeeMee is a social platform designed to give students another way to communicate with college admissions officers instead of, or in addition to, a traditional interview. It is a free service that allows you to use images and video to document your personal story, by highlighting your interests, strengths and personality to college admissions counselors. A little like Instagram and Snapchat, ZeeMee is a fun way for students to present themselves more professionally.

A ZeeMee…

Great Summer Reads for High School Students Available at Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach this summer. Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations addressing a range of topical issues in a range of genres:

If you are SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson who writes about his experiences as a death row lawyer in Alabama. Stevenson traces one particular case as a way to shed light on the inequalities and extreme racism in the criminal justice system today.…

You’ve Just Returned from a College Visit – Now What?

If you are a high school junior, in the past few months you’ve most likely visited some of the colleges that you had been researching. Here are your next steps.

Record your impressions – While the ideal scenario is to take notes while traveling, your first step upon returning home should be to mentally download what you learned about each school. If you took photos on your visits, review them to help trigger memories of what was positive, and be sure to note any negative impressions…

Why Sophomore Year Is Not Too Early To Work With A Consultant

Although students file their college applications in the fall of their senior year, there are many reasons to start working with a consultant as early as ninth or tenth grade. Here are a few scenarios:

High-Achieving Students. It is not uncommon for us to meet students late in junior year who have top grades in the most rigorous programs offered by their high schools and top test scores. It can be shocking for their parents to hear that children with this profile will not necessarily…

Staff News & College News

STAFF NEWS:

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 …

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