Why This Secret College Planning Tool Is SO Empowering
College planning can be painful. Here you are trying to help your child make these major life decisions. You want it to be an exciting, joyful experience. Instead, you find yourself face-to-face with everything you would rather avoid: time passed so quickly and your baby is leaving you (is she ready?) time passed so quickly...
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4 Stealthy Strategies to Decide “What Major Is Right For Me?”
Throughout college, I answered two questions almost daily: Where are you from? What’s your major? As an adult, though, I can’t remember the last time someone asked me what I majored in at college. The consequences of my choice to double major in English and drama, however, have had profound impacts on my life. What a student...
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FAFSA to Get the Most Financial Aid
If you want to know how to get the most financial aid, the FAFSA deadline you cannot afford to miss this year is October 1, 2016. First come, first serve. That’s how FAFSA financial aid is passed out. Yes, there are complex formulas and rigamarole. But all things being equal, those who apply the soonest...
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Without THIS, The Benefits of College Are Lost
What are the benefits of college? How can you help your kid access them? In the 15 plus years I’ve been working with adolescents & college students, there’s a phrase of concern I’ve heard a thousand times. It usually starts with a qualifying statement. “He’s really bright.” Or, “She’s such a good kid.” And then...
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5 Strategies to Land Your Dream Job Within 5 Years of Graduation
You want to land your dream job, but you’re scared it’s a only a dream. Admit it. You’ve heard horror stories of college graduates unable to find work. Loaded down with debt and waiting tables to make ends meet, they end up under their parent’s roof or piled into a tiny apartment with other under-employed...
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