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Skipping Keith Richards for Malcolm Gladwell- My Story

Skipping Keith Richards for Malcolm Gladwell- My Story

  You may not know that I have a secret crush on Malcom Gladwell. But I do. This infatuation started years ago when he was the keynote speaker at a pharmaceutical conference; preparing to launch the world's best diabetes drug. The U Miami Hospital staff had just...

Do the US News & World Report Rankings Matter? well…………..

Do the US News & World Report Rankings Matter? well…………..

This is a MUST LISTEN TO podcast. So many of our families live and breathe the college rankings put out each year by US News & World Report. We think that this is not a good way to judge a college or university. When determining how "good" an institution, you have...

Why does an 11th or 12th Grader need to create a RESUME? 

Why does an 11th or 12th Grader need to create a RESUME? 

A resume is a proactive communication piece and organizes your activities and accomplishments based on common themes. The document can be very effective in getting across your unique competencies; it’s more  than just  a laundry list of activities on a form (like the...

Activities That Change Lives – Presentation Tues June 15th 7pm EST

Activities That Change Lives – Presentation Tues June 15th 7pm EST

Activities That Change Lives Future Tracks – FREE Advice! Join Mary Ziola-Vega and Anne Sullivan every other Tuesday starting May 18th for Future Tracks Talking about future opportunities for all students in high school and beyond! We’ll discuss topics ranging from...

Visiting Colleges- Planning & Tips

Visiting Colleges- Planning & Tips

Planning It is always a good idea to see a number of suitable colleges in the same geographic area. If you are going to a college that you are really interested in, ALWAYS go and visit another nearby You never know when you will get that "...ooooh this is exactly...

Quote of the 2021 College Admissions Season

Quote of the 2021 College Admissions Season

This year was different than any other we have seen in the college admissions world. COVID changed things on a global level and less students applied to college this year than previously. Those who did apply, applied to significantly more schools than they should...

Guidelines for Making a Final Choice of College

Guidelines for Making a Final Choice of College

Guidelines for Making a Final Choice of College By Erin Barnes on April 20, 2020 For families of students recently admitted to college, the coming weeks are critical to the final choice of a college. With a spring enrollment deadline looming, important decisions must...

Getting A Good Recommendation POST COVID: The Parent Brag Sheet

Getting A Good Recommendation POST COVID: The Parent Brag Sheet

If you were a high school counselor and had to write a recommendation for each of your students... ...it’s likely this challenging task may now be EXTREMELY difficult as school has been online (for most). Your child’s counselor may not have had an opportunity to get...

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