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    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education

    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education
    While some 98 percent of Hispanic high school students say they'd like to attend college, according to a new study, only 25 percent of Hispanics are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. There are many reasons for the low numbers. But one of the main factors is the responsibilities many Hispanic students say ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!
    Freshmen are like snowflakes. They all look the same, but each one of them is unique. They come to college with their unique dreams and fears, goals and ambitions, fears and anxieties. One size does not fit all, although many universities are now providing customized advising and helping freshmen transition through freshmen initiatives and programs. Here are a few tips: 1. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Packaging Academics with Excellence: Find the Right Fit

    Packaging Academics with Excellence: Find the Right Fit
    The road to college is an exciting journey, but for the uninformed traveler, it is one that can be filled with risk and consequences. The savvy student-athlete needs first to establish a road map for her future. He needs to research, investigate, and explore a multitude of college options before deciding which offers the right fit. Just as an astute homebuyer ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Chess Match of Recruiting

    The Chess Match of Recruiting
    Chess has always impressed me as a game that challenges two players to use all of their cognitive capabilities to outwit, outsmart, and outstrategize their opponent. Chess is a thinking person’s game where skill, planning, strategy, and some degree of gamesmanship are paramount. When I advise student-athletes and their parents, I remind them regularly how their preparedness must be strong and their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

    Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad
    Thinking you might want to study abroad? For some, it’ll prove to be one of the most rewarding, life-enhancing experiences of their college careers. For others -- well, they’ll enjoy the fish and chips, but that’s about all. This week, visiting blogger Sara Dumont, director of the Study Abroad Program at American University, explores the 10 most common misconceptions about ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I
    More than 4,000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO - fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Read on: 1. Never trust anyone over 30. It’s a good idea to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part II

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part II
    More than 4000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO- fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Here are six more tips (go here for the original six): 1. Reach for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Surfing the College Website

    Surfing the College Website
    One of the best resources for students thinking about college is the college website (or portal). Here you’ll find the most distinctive and best features of each college – or at least what the college would like you to think are its best features. But no matter. With some skillful surfing, you’ll be able to examine the underbelly of that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You

    Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You
    They can take you to the heights of the scientific revolution in Europe and the depths of slavery in America. You may choose to examine regression analyses and derivatives. You may learn the intricate differences between the subjunctive and future perfect tenses. But that's not why most people take Advanced Placement (AP)* courses, and although I'd like to say I'm just ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You

    Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You
    I recently had the great privilege of serving on a select panel in Webster, NY for the presentation of Mr. Bob Bigelow.  Bob is a former first-round draft choice who played four years in the NBA.   He competed collegiately at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. More recently, Bob co-authored the book Just Let Kids Play, and he has conducted more than ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Finding the Right College is a Four Quarter Game

    Finding the Right College is a Four Quarter Game
    The process of finding the right college can be as exhilarating as it is exhausting, just as any high school competition can be. Find the right fit academically, athletically, socially, and financially. It may sound simple, but I assure you it is not. I recommend that my clients look at the entire process as though it were a 4-quarter game—9th and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +17

    The Unintended Stress from a Plate of Spaghetti

    The Unintended Stress from a Plate of Spaghetti
    On one not-so-different Friday evening, I glared at the computer with my eyes wide open. Exhausted from a strenuous week, I sat with a deep exasperation and wondered why my computer must warm up so slowly. On that Friday, I would learn whether the University of Florida accepted me. Recently, the competition has skyrocketed for that college, and many students from my ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Deal with Drop-Off Day

    Deal with Drop-Off Day
    After more than a year of campus touring, application editing and financial aid wrangling, you'd think dropping your child off at college would be the easy part. But move-in day on college campuses is a high-stress, emotionally-charged event. There are cars to unload, orientations to attend, roommates to meet and goodbyes to say. Fastweb consulted Christine Schelhas-Miller, the author of Don't ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Parents: Providing Help with Exam Stress

    Parents: Providing Help with Exam Stress
    There are many ways parents can help their students manage exam stress, including those that not only improve their ability to perform on the tests, but also help them stay healthy in the process. One of the first things parents can do to help their students through their exams is to make sure they don't wait until the last minute to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids

    Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids
    Each year more than 17 million students enroll in college -- 5 million for the first time. For many, the difference between success and failure depends on what their parents do -- and don’t do. Here are our ten best tips for parents of new, and returning, college students (and if your kid isn’t yet in college, here’s a glimpse ahead ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    So Whose Life Is It?

    So Whose Life Is It?
    Parents pay a lot for their children's college educations, and so they often feel they ought to help select their children's occupations. Sometimes it's subtle, and sometimes it's in-your-face coercion. In my experience, arranged careers almost never work out. If you're going into accounting, consulting or law school because your folks think that would be great for you rather than because ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Spend a Productive Summer

    How to Spend a Productive Summer
    At last, summer's almost here! After a school year full of hard work, you can finally put away your books, break out your bikinis, and soak up the sunshine. This is not only what you deserve but in fact what you need: If you have been working to your maximum level during the school year, you owe your body about two ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)
    In 2005, studies showed that while only six percent of non-Hispanic students were likely to drop out of high school, that number was nearly 23% for Hispanic students. According to the ERIC Digest, “That third generation Latino youth perform not significantly better than their second generation Latino peers is very disconcerting. Since they have U.S. born parents, a much larger share ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Who's Really #1?

    Who's Really #1?
    In a move to court foreign students, US News and World Report has just released its first-ever issue of the World’s Best Colleges and Universities. These new rankings, released November 20th and based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America’s Best Colleges rankings, a 25-year-old who’s-who of the country’s top colleges. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    What to Do If You Want to Transfer

    What to Do If You Want to Transfer
    So you are halfway through freshman year or maybe you’re even a sophomore and you’re thinking, “Hmm, I really don’t like it here- should I transfer?” Maybe your ‘dream’ school is not as dreamy as you first thought, maybe your grades slipped senior year and you ended up at your 10th choice, maybe you realized you don’t want to be an ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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