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Posts Tagged ‘college planning’


Preparing Your Teen for College: Finding the Balance Between Well-Rounded and Burnt Out

  Today’s guest post is from Ryan Hickey, the Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge and is an expert in many aspects of college, graduate, and professional admissions. ______________________________________________________________________ It may seem like everyone you know is boasting about how their child effortlessly juggles advanced classes with guitar lessons, volunteering at the senior home, and […]

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Degrees That Work: Planning for a Career, Not Just a Job

  Wouldn’t it be great to graduate from college with a career and not just a job? Students all over the country dream of graduating from college with a job. Penn College students graduate with a career. During my time on campus I spoke with students from all career concentrations and the overwhelming response was, […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Colleges Want YOU!

  Odds are everyone has seen the Uncle Sam poster recruiting men and women to enlist in the military. You could put the face of any college on that poster and get the same message. Colleges WANT You! Colleges are all about recruiting. You might not think they have to do much of it because […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: How to Help Your Child Get Into College (Without Being a Helicopter Parent)

  Today’s guest post is from Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Petersons & EssayEdge.  Your child is filling out forms, applying to schools, and getting ready to take the leap into the world of college life. As a parent, you may feel like your baby is slipping away, and as they begin acting more like an […]

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Campus Steps: A Free Resource for Students and Parents

  Campus Steps, the first free platform for students, parents and counselors to connect, communicate and navigate the road to higher education, launched recently. The company is being incubated by Campus Explorer, a leader in college recruitment technology in partnership with developers from Learning Core, which provides integrated school communication and content delivery systems. Campus Steps […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: College Prep in Middle School

  Most parents don’t begin to think about college prep until junior or senior year of high school. But the problem with that strategy is that by that time you will be at the end of the line. While I’m certainly not a proponent of ramming the thought of college down your middle schooler’s throat, […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: Be Wise-Apply to Backup Schools

  Being admitted into your first choice school is a challenge and not a guarantee. No matter how positive you are about your application, no matter how hard you’ve worked to be an ideal applicant, it is important not to assume that gaining admission to your top choice for college is a sure thing. But […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: Preparing for the College Interview

  Nobody likes interviews, and the college interview is no exception. Inexperienced high schoolers are expected to enter a room with a college admissions officer and speck eloquently while answering their questions. Factor in the obvious nerves and the inability to know what they are going to ask and you have a very anxious teenager. My […]

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The College Application Process–New Tools for the Digital Age

  It always excites me when I find a tool that helps parents and students stay organized during the college admissions process. In the past, we have used filing drawers, wall calendars and to-do-lists to stay on top of all the admissions requirements. Then we moved on to usb storage drives, smartphone calendars and Evernote, […]

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ApplyKit: An Online Personal Assistant for College Applications

  Last night during #CampusChat I noticed a new participant–@applykit. Naturally it peaked my interest and after the chat I did a little research about them. As luck would have it, the founder Bobby Touran emailed me with the 411 about their service. Heads up parents and students–there’s another tool available to help organize the […]

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