6 of the Most Influential People in the World, Rejected from College

August 26, 2015

Getting rejected from your dream school can feel like the end of the world. But sometimes it can open up a path to a future you can’t yet imagine. Sometimes what seems like a disaster can turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. As Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect […]

Why New Research May Have Us Returning to Old-Fashioned Books

August 20, 2015

I love books! I love the way they look, smell, and the sometimes smooth, sometimes rough texture of front covers. I love feeling the weight of them in my bag; and the way they pop and crackle when you open one with a stiff spine, after the first time in a while. However, we’ve all […]

The Value of Playing Team Sports: Lifelong Skills for the Real World and Workplace

August 12, 2015

How does playing on a sports team translate to success in life? Knowing how to play well with coworkers is very similar to knowing how to play well on a sports team. There is a joke that goes, “We never really leave high school.” Being part of a workgroup at work is very similar to […]

The Art of Writing Resumes: How Long Does It Take to Burn a Sheet of Paper?

August 5, 2015

It’s 6:00PM, the end of a long day, and the weary manager is starting to feel hungry. She’s going to be late for dinner and already knows that her family – yet again – will complain about her lateness. This doesn’t help her mood. Her assistant brings in a stack of resumes from which she […]

A Summer Abroad in One’s Own Backyard

July 31, 2015

As a college admissions consultant geared towards the world of academia, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to keep our students ahead of the curve. Providing tutoring, support classes, and practice tests have become the standard and exciting technology is helping us to broaden our student’s horizons, expanding beyond the limits of our […]

Science Majors Make Bombs, Humanities Majors Prevent the Bombs From Going Off

July 23, 2015

Twelve hours isn’t a very long time before the world will end. The President said that it was your job to stop the nuclear warheads from being launched, just for another twelve hours so that negotiations can reach a peace agreement. You kept hoping that this wouldn’t happen during your term, but at this moment […]

Keep Calm and Carry On: 3 Ways to Stay Focused on Your College Application Process

July 16, 2015

Dear Rising Seniors, What is the kindest thing you can do for yourself this summer? Work on college stuff! Believe it or not, when Fall comes around, you will be thanking your Summer 2015 self for making your life easier in 12th grade. There are a whole host of things I would like you to […]