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The Junior Dilemma

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Right about now, junior parents’ anxieties about college applications begin rising.  Thus, they begin asking, imploring, nagging, begging, commanding their 16 or 17 year old teenager to discuss the details of their college plans.  However, juniors may resist their parents’ attempts to initiate conversation about their futures—mostly demonstrated by not applying for summer programs, not …

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Passion Practiced in the Dorm Room Promoted in the New Yorker

MAY 22, 2017 Pith Graduates from the Dorm Jonah Reider was a senior at Columbia University when he became a famous chef. Now he serves eight-course tasting menus in a ritzy Brooklyn town house. By Emma Allen Photograph by William Mebane for The New Yorker There are plenty of weird ways to get famous these …

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A Neat Interactive on College Majors and Earnings

A neat interactive on earnings, occupations, and college majors from the Brookings Institution.  You can view the median earnings for various careers over time based on factors like age, sex, college major, and whether you attended graduate school. The disparities in median earnings between the sexes are especially notable. Try putting in your own information …

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Remember Your Truth

Related PostsCollege Admissions Decisions: The Troll Underneath the Bridge or The Gateway to Oz Ahead of the Curve: October 16, 2013 Low SAT Score = Total Failure? NOT Senioritis: It’s Not Contagious, Yet Can Strike Whole Senior Classes Congrats, Class of 2015?

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Intern Beware

As we recently posted, internships are becoming the new entry level jobs.  Although appealing to students hungry for future jobs, given today’s challenged employment outlook, not all internships are created equal.  The line between “employee” and “unpaid intern” needs to be carefully defined by both companies and student interns, in order to create a mutually beneficial and legal …

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The Practicality of a College Education

Presented in addition to last week’s post about what faces Class of 2015 Graduates… From Zero Hedge, May 31, 2015 Related PostsWhat’s Planted in the “Garden of Your Mind”? Congrats to the Class of 2017! Learning with a Purpose “We’re Not Going to Get Any Financial Aid” Being Special in a Sea of Special

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Where the Young Live

The following graph shows the top American cities with growing populations of young adults and recent college graduates – indicating growing jobs and features attractive to today’s generations.  As cities gain popularity, college applicants may be wise to research the location in order to determine the potential job opportunities and quality of life for after …

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Ahead of the Curve: August 9, 2014

Inspired by CMC Clients: OMG College ESSAYS! College essays are often feared. Topic selection can confound students, who’re under the impression that a traumatic-dramatic-life-altering experience makes a compelling college essay. However, choosing the “perfect” topic is not necessary to begin writing.  Simply start putting words on the page.  Then, students will have some thoughts to edit and …

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Top 10 Questions NOT to Ask a High School Senior

Where are you applying to college? You must be excited to graduate high school, aren’t you? Isn’t senior year the best time of your life? What is your GPA? What are your SAT scores? Why do you want to apply there? (referring to a particular college) My son/daughter/nephew/co-worker’s daughter’s boyfriend’s cousin went to _____ (fill-in-the-blank …

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College Degree = Value, Right?

Financial security, or the promise of lifetime employment, is often a reason for choosing to attend college.  However, recent income and employment trends may give college-bound students pause to further contemplate their expectations of job security with a college degree. 44% of today’s college graduates are underemployed, meaning they don’t need a college degree for …