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3 Biggest Reasons for a High School Resume

Should I have a resume in High School? Absolutely, but the 3 best reasons for a High School student to have a resume are different from why their parents have one. Professionals tend to consider a resume a highly-polished final product used to land a job.  For a high school student, I prefer a very …

Receive the Gifts

COVID-19 is here to stay. Many young adults are sequestered away from campus for the duration of the semester already, and we are beginning to hear predictions of months, even years of altered societal norms. So, here are my recommendations for those of you late high school and early college students for how to keep …

6 Strategies for Prioritizing Wellness in College Choice

In my last blog, I talked about why recent trends concerning the mental health of teens should be a part of your conversation about postsecondary plans. Of course, you know that placing yourself in an environment that will allow you to thrive socially, physically, spiritually, emotionally, AND academically is the right choice. But, what do …

Campus Visits: How to Go Beyond the Tour and Get an In-Depth Look At Your Prospective Schools

Guest post by Isabella Luaces. Isabella is senior at Denison University. For some people, it only takes seconds for them to decide which school is right for them. A lot of my friends at Denison tell me that the minute they stepped on campus, they knew it was the right place for them. To them, …

Finding the Right College as an Athlete

Guest Post by Isabella Luaces. Isabella is senior at Denison University. Growing up, I used to dream of playing college sports in front of sold out crowds. I was a basketball player, so playing for Tennessee under Pat Summit was my goal. When I got to high school, my athletic aspirations made it difficult to …

College as a Milestone, Not an Endgame

Guest post by Leigh Thompson, MBA – Launchgrad Consulting During your child’s junior and senior year of high school, it’s easy to focus everything on getting into a “top choice” college. But what if college is just an important milestone, not the endgame? What if setting our students up to launch well AFTER college is …

Self Care When Starting College

No one takes a picture of herself sitting in her dorm room crying. Come August, Facebook and Instagram will soon be filled with pictures from freshman orientations, fabulous dorm buddies, newly pledged Greek members, and other activities that make college appear to be indeed very much like 22 Jump Street says it is.  College students …

Visiting a College Campus

A guest blog by Bill Shain. When should I visit a college? It’s not a bad idea to stop by a campus when you are in the area any time from Ninth Grade on, and take the official tour. However, in terms of the college admission process, your first set of campus visits should occur …

Picking a College That Allows You to Change Ideas

We all change our minds, right? It’s a natural outcome of engaging with the world around us. I used to love mayo and hate spicy mustard. Now, it’s the total reverse. And in college, I changed my major at least 4 times. Don’t get me started on how many ideas — or really they should …