Showing Demonstrated Interest to Prospective Colleges

College prep courses, grade point average, SAT and ACT scores, among many other factors, are all important to a student’s chances of acceptance at a school. However, most students forget the value of showing demonstrated interest. The value of demonstrated interest continues to climb, especially with the available means students have now through social media …

Nurturing Successful Students

A successful student is more than a high grade point average or high test scores. Students need to develop attributes that will make them successful in life outside of school, and it’s important as a parent to help guide in your child’s development. Many of these attributes can be developed and guided by parents. Appetite …

Saving for College? Weighing the Options

Image credit (“© Tempest)  tempest.dk.   Saving for college can seem like a daunting task. If you’re a parent wanting to plan ahead for your child’s education, it’s important to weigh the options and see what works best for your financial situation. One common route for college savings is a 529 plan where money can …

Social Media and College Applications: The Bigger Picture

What does your social media presence say about you? Social media is a continuously growing platform that can both positively or negatively impact how others see you. This audience includes colleges and the admission officers reviewing your applications. Social media is so readily accessible that a few minutes of review can give an admission officer …

The Importance of Campus Visits

Is it the right fit? College brochures and websites can only give you a glimpse of the college and campus. A campus visit will give you a feel for the school, what your academic life could look like there and if it’s the right fit for you. Scheduling a campus visit will allow you time …

The Reality of Athletic Scholarships in College

When most people think of the NCAA, they think of only college sports. However, the NCAA is not focused solely on sports. It’s a nonprofit with the number one principle of student-athletes as students first. Because of this founding principle, the reality of athletic scholarships is very different than the many current misconceptions. Misconception #1: …

Dressing for an interview? Dress to Impress!

Dressing for your Interview When you are getting ready for your college interview, or professional event, the thing in the forefront of your mind should be to make a good impression. While clothes do not make the man/woman, a picture is worth a thousand words. What you wear to your interview can communicate a great …

Retain, Recruit and Protect Your Employees

  As a company owner, would you like to retain your most valued employees, recruit new talent and protect your bottom line, all without it costing you a dime? Studies show that loss of workplace productivity and absenteeism is driven by stress-induced illness.  Financial problems are a huge contributor to that stress, and as we …