Archive for June, 2012

The Cost-Conscious College Search: Return on Investment

The Cost-Conscious College Search: Return on Investment

Within the past few months there has been much conversation in the popular press about the ROI – return on investment –for a college education.  While much of this analysis rests on a simple average salary to cost of education ratio – we believe that there are more, and more nuanced ways to determine the […]

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Never Underestimate the Power of Etiquette in the Application Process

Never Underestimate the Power of Etiquette in the Application Process

| June 27, 2012 | 1,406 Comments

Winning the admissions game is easier when students understand, know and use proper etiquette during each step of the application process.  While the “admissions machine” has been streamlined with the common application, online inquiries and virtual tours – outstanding etiquette can be your secret weapon to influence an acceptance and achieve admission to your dream […]

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Are Summer College Visits Worthwhile?

Are Summer College Visits Worthwhile?

| June 25, 2012 | 2,457 Comments

Most parents of high school juniors—or rising seniors—feel some pressure as this summer before senior year rolls around. The college application process looms. The essay topic remains a mystery. Then, there’s the biggest question: where to apply? As a parent, you may see summer—when your child has no classes, no sports, no extracurricular activities, and […]

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Social Media and Your Teen

Social Media and Your Teen

| June 22, 2012 | 1,592 Comments

Most teenagers today use social media of some kind at least once a day.  The numbers are staggering: 93% of teens 12-17 go online, and 73% use a social media website*.  But many parents may ask, “What is social media and how can I manage all the technology and keep my children safe?” There are […]

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Making the Most of Summer Jobs and Internships

Making the Most of Summer Jobs and Internships

| June 20, 2012 | 1,557 Comments

Summer jobs and internships can certainly round out a student’s college or graduate school application, but most importantly, they can prepare teens for college and careers.  Whether the job is waiting tables, working as a camp counselor, scooping ice cream, interning on Wall Street or fetching coffee for the editor of a famous magazine, teens […]

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Edutopia Offers Resources for More Effective 21st Century Learning

Edutopia Offers Resources for More Effective 21st Century Learning

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do you believe that students needs to know more than the information that appears on a test? If so, you are not alone. Edutopia, an initiative of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is to support “rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology.” The hope is not simply to produce more capable students — it’s […]

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