What About Admissions Interviews?

We’ve addressed college interviews in the past.  Here are some tips from Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review: Many colleges encourage you to interview with an admissions representative or alumnus as part of the college application process, either on campus or in your hometown. Admissions officers will consider the interview when evaluating your application …

Campus Tours – Never Buy Sight Unseen

You’ve heard the warning many times; “Never buy sight unseen,” but every year students continue to accept attendance at colleges and universities that they have never visited. Each year students return home after their first semester of college, disappointed in their choice and look to transfer to new colleges searching for that right fit. Changing …

The Scoop on Being a College Scholar Athlete

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: …

Plan for College, Prepare for Life

As parents we want nothing more than for our children to become successful and happy.  A large part of that centers on education.  Helping our children transition from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, from high school to college, from college to career.  In an increasing number of cases however, …

Showcasing Your Accomplishments for College Applications

Historically, college applications did not provide a platform for profiling or expressing a student’s “resume” outside of academics and test scores; space for a limited list of activities at best.  More recently, the option to upload documents has put greater emphasis on the development and sharing of a resume.  There is even a video resume …

The ACT and the SAT – Now There’s the CLT

  There’s always been a standing question with high school students whether to take the SAT, the ACT or both.  Now there is a third standardized test available, the Classic Learning Test or CLT The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude …

The Dos and Don’ts of College Essays

College essays are an essential step in applying for college, and the most common area where students make mistakes. While college essays are definitely not rocket science, they cause students a large amount of stress and can be an important factor in whether a student is accepted or not accepted to a college. Here are …

The Differences between the SAT and the ACT

ACT and SAT exams are both used to determine a student’s merit for scholarships and determining a college’s decision to accept or reject an applicant. While only one score is needed, students may opt to take both exams and submit the scores of the exam they perform better in. The SAT test was re-designed in …

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 …