Category Archive: liberal arts

Oct 13

Business Graduates Show Least Interest In Their Work, Poll Says

Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S. colleges and universities. It is also the one most likely to produce people bored with their jobs. Click here and here for more on this topic.

Aug 17

The Google Guide To Getting The Most Out Of College

It’s ok to get average grades, just study something hard Not everyone needs to be a world-class coder, but know your way around a computer The liberal arts aren’t dead, they just need a partner Click here to read more.

May 04

Conversations With A Harvard Admissions Officer

Make sure your essays, all of them, are superb! When I work with students much of our time is spent on the genre of the college essay, brainstorming ideas, drafting and revisions. This is for good reason and this article supports this effort. “Yes, while looking at their perfect SAT scores and looking at their …

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Mar 23

Inside The Admissions Process…

Although this article is about the admissions process at George Washington University, it can generally apply to college admissions throughout the country. Listen to the conversation between admission officers. It can offer great insight. When I work with students, I am sure to advise them on how to maximize their options through an exceptional application. …

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Feb 02

High School Grades Matter Most in College Admissions

A student’s high school record is the most important factor in college admission decisions, according to survey results released on January 30, 2014 by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Click here for more on this topic.

Dec 10

Forbes 30 under 30: Colleges they don’t talk about

It’s no surprise to find graduates of the world’s most prestigious and competitive colleges within the ranks of Forbes‘ “30 under 30”. (Forbes names 30 honorees under 30 years of age in 15 different industry categories, which really means it should be called “450 under 30,” but that’s a detail.) No surprise to find recent …

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Nov 10

The Importance of the Essays in the College Application

Are high school students more likely to be high achievers or independent thinkers? This is the question that many colleges are asking. “A small but growing number of select colleges have turned to off-kilter questions like that one, part of this year’s application to the University of Chicago, or like this one, from Brandeis University: …

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Sep 17

Colleges With The Highest-Paid Grads

From Harvey Mudd to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduates with bachelor’s degrees from these colleges and universities earn the highest salaries in the country, according to PayScale.com. Read more by clicking here.

Jul 01

Did You Know Colleges Track You?

Just like the NSA, “Colleges track how they first learn about a student and often use this information to predict the likelihood of a student applying and ultimately enrolling.  For many colleges, an ‘unsolicited inquiry’ is the best type of inquiry….” This is further proof of why I explain to my students the importance of …

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Jun 02

Check Out The Scoop on Choosing a Major

I help students find their passion; oftentimes, their everyday interests can lead them to discover what they might want to pursue. Does your major as an undergraduate impact admission to medical school? An article in the NY Times states, “Many readers may be surprised to learn, for instance, that humanities and social science majors are …

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