Considering the career prospects of your academic studies is an important factor for college students to weigh. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently conducted a study with the purpose of analyzing the most highly sought after majors by employers hiring undergraduate students. NACE surveyed 200 companies to collect results, with most responses … Continue reading Career prospects for undergraduate majors
Planning for the Process
As a freshman in high school, you were excited to be at a new school with new responsibilities, teachers, classes and sports. As a sophomore, you grew, studied hard and enhanced your skills in athletics, community service and classwork. Now you are a junior, and the idea of life at college has crept into your … Continue reading College planning for rising juniors
It was recently reported that, in a survey of college admissions officers, 40% of respondents admit that they check applicants’ social media profiles during the decision-making process, and approximately one in three admissions officers search online to find out more information on applicants. What are admissions officers trying to determine about applicants? Perhaps they want … Continue reading User beware! Five social media tips for college applicants
It may seem early, but pre-application planning can and should begin as early as freshman year. Encourage your child to take challenging courses and to begin thinking about her extracurricular activities now rather than scrambling to get involved as a rising senior. Even though the application season seems like it’s in your child’s distant future, … Continue reading What freshmen can do now to prepare for college admissions
If you’re a senior in college or a recent graduate and thinking about attending grad school, this is a question you likely have asked yourself. While continuing your education and going directly to graduate school may seem like a comforting and secure alternative to applying for jobs and joining the “real world,” there are some … Continue reading Should I work before going to graduate school?