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Summer activity planning

January 23, 2017, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Sophie

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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Why colleges and universities want “active” students

November 6, 2015, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Stephen

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

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The benefit of high school jobs with college admissions

July 17, 2015, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Marc

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

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What should I know about extracurricular activities?

January 30, 2015, Posted In Extracurricular Activities
Marc

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?

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