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College Prep Checklist For Parents Of High School Seniors

College freshman checklist, first semester
If your child is entering his or her senior year of high school, you’re already well into College Planning Mode (at least we hope you are). Senior year will be one of the busiest years of your child’s education. In addition to all the normal stuff they’re busy with (i.e., classes, studying, clubs/activities, sports, etc.), they’ll also be busy taking or retaking important tests, applying to colleges, researching scholarships and so much more. It can be intimidating, overwhelming, and confusing, not only for your student... Read more »

When It Comes To College, Be S.M.A.R.T.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals
When you first start off in college, it can be easy to think you have all the time in the world before you graduate. After all, four years is a long time. Right? Wrong. You’ll probably hear this a bunch of times, but believe me, before you know it you’ll be donning your cap and gown and receiving your diploma. Four years goes by like the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s so important to set some goals for yourself right now, so you can make the most of every second during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.... Read more »

Countdown To College! — Last-Minute Advice

students moving
This is it! If you haven’t already headed off to college, you will be any day now. This is the moment you’ve worked your entire life for. You’re about to embark on an adventure that will expose you to new surroundings and ideas; where you’ll have experiences and meet new friends that will last a lifetime. How cool is that?! So as you begin this exiting new phase of your life, I wanted to leave you with a few final tips that will help you make the most of this experience and remember it for years to come. Write... Read more »

Dealing With Homesickness At College

homesick, sad, lonely, college
You’ve got all your stuff packed. You’ve contacted your dormitory roommate. You’ve had one last going-away bash with your high school friends. Now you’re chomping at the bit to pack the car, put it in drive, and head off to college! (And who wouldn’t be? Honestly, I’m a little jealous myself.)  Good for you! But are you prepared to deal with homesickness? Homesickness? you say. Are you kidding me? I can’t wait to get outta here! Yeah. I felt the same way. Then, during my first few... Read more »

College Choice: Finding The Right Fit For You Academically

college, students, campus
When you’re trying to pick the college that’s the right match or “fit” for you, there are a lot of things to consider:  School sizeClass sizeCampus environmentClubs and activitiesDistance from homeDegrees offeredAlthough each of these is important when you’re making your final decision, maybe the most important factor in terms of what you get out of the experience is the school’s academic rigor. College, after all, is a time when you want to test your limits and really push yourself so... Read more »

Top Jobs Of The Future!

future jobs
What will the future look like?  Will we be darting around the sky in our flying cars? Will we be gliding around town on our Hoverboards? Will President Trump have his own reality show inside the White House? Nobody knows. Fortunately, we do know what the top jobs of the future will be thanks to College Atlas, which compiled this list of careers that will be in high demand, circa 2022. (Jobs are listed according to projected number of job openings in that field.) If any of these pique your interest, speak to... Read more »


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