Category Archive: college major

Aug 10

Thinking Of A Liberal Arts Degree?

“Is a liberal arts degree worth it?… Does that kind of broad-ranging, historically conscious, inquiry-based study really lead to a job? In our knowledge-based economy, the basic skill for everyone to learn is how to keep learning. Many of the good jobs of the future don’t even exist yet. In this ever-changing, global economy, a …

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May 10

Everyone Should Flunch! Duke Has The Right Idea!

Everyone Should Flunch At College! Duke Has The Right Idea! See what students are doing at Duke. It is an excellent way to network and to learn about many things, including your career choices and overall advice from professors.It’s all about networking and leveraging your resources which should begin as early as high school. Click …

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May 05

How Do You Begin The College Process?

Here is a Question and Answer Series that I author for Local Luxuries. This month I was asked the following question. “How do we know where to start with college applications? It’s very intimidating these days and I’m concerned because I want my son to have lots of college choices. Is there anything I can …

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Apr 12

When It Does Matter Where You Go To College

It’s called “undermatching.” “There are all sorts of reasons why students pick less-selective colleges. They might want to stay close to home or go to the least-expensive college (this is particularly true of poorer students). Or maybe they are worried they won’t be able to keep up with their classmates. Bowen and the other researchers …

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Feb 09

High School Students Should Learn How To Network

Start networking with LinkedIn. “Officials at the University of California, San Diego, had sparse information on the career success of their graduates until they set up a branded page for the university on LinkedIn a couple of years ago….Since 2013, however, LinkedIn has offered its own proprietary service, called University Pages, where schools can create …

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Dec 08

The Key To Ivy League Admission…

“Ivy League admissions teams, like admissions teams at most elite colleges, share the following trait in common: an obsession with metrics in ascertaining candidate worthiness. If you come from a poor and minority home, where no one had ever achieved more than a high school diploma, there’s a positive score for that. If your insanely …

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Nov 15

Confessions Of An Application Reader- UC Berkeley

“A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one …

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Nov 10

Make Sure Your Social Media Presence Is Squeaky Clean!

Avoid College Admissions Scrutiny, High Schoolers Are Changing Their Names on Facebook “Historically, colleges nitpicked over potential applicants’ SAT or ACT, their GPA and their list of extracurricular activities. But in recent years, colleges have been sharpening their interest in applicants’ online personas, specifically their Facebook accounts. Graduating seniors are well aware of this development, …

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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.

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