Campus “Vibe” vs. Academics: Why College Selection Takes the Whole Family

College students aren’t just gaining an education and future career training, they’re moving to a new community.  Parents often express concerns to Creative Marbles that their student is paying more attention to “atmosphere” or “how s/he feels on campus”–not “what do I want to study.”  These differences in perspective can create conflict, and also are reasons why college selection is an on-going discussion.   In the end, both parents and students are working to find the greatest value in a college experience.

Many universities have their own YouTube Channel to preview videos about both academics and the community a student is joining.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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