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Using Job Placement Data in the College Search Process

Every parent of a college bound student wants to know the return on investment (ROI) of a college education. Every student should be seeking that information, as well. One method of understanding ROI is to review the success of its recent graduates. Some of these primary success metrics include job placement results, graduate school enrollment, and salaries earned.
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The Alphabet of Performing and Visual Arts Degrees

You’ve spent years practicing the cello, perfecting your pirouette, or memorizing dramatic monologues. Now it’s time to take your art form to the next level and pursue a college education in the performing or visual arts. But as you start to research arts programs on your college list, you notice a dizzying array of letters. BA? BS? BFA? BM?
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How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Break

Amber Gilsdorf February 05, 2018 summer break
If you are like a good one third of the United States, you’re coming out of a month-long string of unbearably cold and snowy days. These bone chilling temperatures already have me looking forward to summer! Perhaps you have also been dreaming about summer break. While most high school students will find themselves lounging poolside and sleeping in until all hours of the…afternoon…summer break ...
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Why Choosing a College Is Like Buying Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year, folks. That’s right...Girl Scout Cookie season is here! I had the pleasure a few months ago to attend a talk during the IECA Fall Conference given by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the United States. After listening to her inspiring talk about the effect Girl Scouts has had in creating young entrepreneurs ...
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2018-2019 Common App Essay Prompts Released

They're here! They're here! If you're like us you've been patiently waiting for the 2018-19 Common App Essay Prompts to be announced. Spoiler Alert: the folks at the Common App have actually decided to keep the same prompts that were used during the 2017-18 application cycle.
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