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Amber Gilsdorf

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College Admissions? It will be okay.

We’ve been here before, I think as I sit down to reflect on the current state of the world. Okay, maybe we’ve not been exactly here before - hunkered down, sheltering in place, fearful of the invisible coronavirus - but we have faced adversity before. Maybe not all together as a collective global society, but certainly in small samples sizes.
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Dos and Don'ts of Appealing a Financial Aid Award

Ah...February. The month of Hallmark’s favorite holiday. Also the month during which colleges will start to send out financial aid information. Quick caveat: this will only be for the schools to which your student has already been accepted. Colleges with April 1 notification dates will package the financial aid with the acceptance information.
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How to Make Your Résumé a Powerful Application Tool (Part 2): 5 Helpful Tips

Ahhhh yes…the résumé. An often times optional part of a college application submission process. Incredibly, this unassuming word, with its two accented ‘e’s, can cause accented stress on an applicant (see what I did there, eh?). This article - Part 2 of a 2 part series on résumés - provides five helpful tips for crafting your résumé.
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How to Make Your Résumé a Powerful Application Tool (Part 1): 3 Common Questions

Ahhhh yes…the résumé. An often times optional part of a college application submission process. Incredibly, this unassuming word, with its two accented ‘e’s, can cause accented stress on an applicant (see what I did there, eh?). This post - Part 1 of a 2 part series on résumés - will tackle three common résumé questions many high school seniors face when crafting your résumé.
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Coasters to Canines: Unique and Quirky College Majors

Amber Gilsdorf August 16, 2019 majors, careers
  As we all know, August is Back to School month. But did you also know that August also contains some other unique days? Aviation Day. National Dog Day. National Honey Bee Awareness Day. National Mountain Climbing Day. National Roller Coaster Day. Inspired by August’s mixture of quirky days, we’ve put together a short list of related quirky majors!
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