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A New Perspective
College Planning

A New Perspective

A New Perspective Twitter Facebook Linkedin email Photo courtesy of Tara Miller I always opt for the window seat. Where else do you get the chance to expand your view of the world, only as the roads, trees, and buildings become smaller? When I fly, that time looking out the window is often when I reflect. It’s also when a song on my playlist might make me cry. Seems to happen more often miles above the earth. Not sure if it’s the cabin air, or the fact that this vantage point allows me time to really listen and hear. These moments of reflection often bring about new ideas. This pandemic has been a time to reflect as well. It has been hard, and at first, I found myself struggling to manage it all. The emails tripled, the online meetings quadrupled, and the workday seemed longer. W...
How Your Social Media Can Actually Help You Get Into College
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How Your Social Media Can Actually Help You Get Into College

How Your Social Media Can Actually Help You Get Into CollegeThe internet is an integral part of most people’s lives nowadays, with every thought being documented online. But how will your social media accounts affect your college applications?Not every school or admissions officer looks at applicants’ social media, but when they do, what you post can absolutely have a positive or negative effect on their perception of you. Lots is written about the negative, and some students (and more parents) are tempted to just take everything down and go dark. It’s no surprise with the rise of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and dozens of other platforms that your social media now plays a role in public image. The question is, how can you leverage it?Clean up the bad.Comb through your social med...
I’m A Parent – What Should I Be Doing While My Child Applies To Colleges?
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I’m A Parent – What Should I Be Doing While My Child Applies To Colleges?

I’m A Parent – What Should I Be Doing While My Child Applies To Colleges?Parents may be watching as your child gets ready to fly the nest, but there’s still more for you to do first!Provide support without taking over.It can be hard for parents to let students take the lead during college applications, but it’s crucial. You can – and should – be a cheerleader for your child, you can offer advice and help, but your role is that of an assistant, not a manager. Your child should take the lead, with you staying at the periphery.Check in to help your child stay on track.It’s a good idea to schedule regular check-ins, whether it be once a week or once a month. Your child can come to you with issues at any time, but regular check-ins allow you to gauge their mental state, any concerns they have, ...