Thinking about extracurricular involvement and summer activity planning for your son or daughter? To help, we’ve pulled six unique programs from our Extracurricular Activities & Leadership Development guide. Check them out! Cultural Immersion & Study Abroad: Putney Student Travel www.goputney.com One month to six week programs. Trips emphasize cultural immersion, first-hand learning and giving something of themselves … Continue reading Summer activity planning
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Each year Thanksgiving provides us with an opportunity to pause and be thankful for all that we have. For college bound seniors, a quick thank you to those who have supported you throughout your college search can go a long way! As you think about your child’s upcoming transition to college, their education will go … Continue reading Give thanks, and take a chance
College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are … Continue reading Why colleges and universities want “active” students
High school jobs come in all shapes and sizes. Just ask Warren Buffett, founder of Berkshire Hathaway, who worked summers as a paperboy. Or Ma Huateng, creator of WeChat, who earned a humble $176 per month during his first job. Even AcceptU Managing Director Sophie Gray is quick to confess that her first job was … Continue reading The benefit of high school jobs with college admissions
All parents and students know the importance of extracurricular activities in college admissions. However, with all the talk about extracurricular activities, it’s hard to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction. What are admissions officers really looking for in extracurricular activities? How can you guide your child to appropriately select the best types of activities? We’ve … Continue reading What should I know about extracurricular activities?