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Class of 2021 College Signing Day

While there's no doubt that students in the Class of 2021 have experienced a tremendous number of challenges, uncertainty, and just an overall crazy application cycle, we have been inspired by their dedication and grit in this process (and that of their parents!). 
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The Role of Parents in the College Process (Podcast)

The road to college ideally ends when a student arrives at a school that aligns perfectly with both fit and ambition. So why do so many parents take the wheel? Estrela Founder, Kristina Dooley, joined Amy Seeley of Seeley Test Pros and Mike Bergin of TestBright on their podcast - "Tests and the Rest" - to explore the role of parents in the college process.
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Parenting Through College Rejection: A Parent Perspective

As a parent, there are few things worse than knowing your child has been rejected in some way. Whether the rejection comes from a person, a sports team, an audition, or a college, it cuts deep. In fact, we’re biologically programmed to protect our kids. Though, when it comes to college denials, your protection will look a little different.
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Resilience from Rejection: A Student Perspective

Maybe you’ve experienced rejection before. Like, a so-called friend playing with someone else on the playground? Or being turned down by the person whom you asked to the dance? Or maybe not enough people liking or sharing your social media post? No matter what form it comes in, rejection stings.
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LinkedIn for College Applicants: 10 Tips for Creating A Professional Profile as a Teen

At the dinner party of social media sites, LinkedIn may not be as eye-catching as Instagram or as entertaining as TikTok, but what it lacks in charm, LinkedIn more than makes up for with its forward thinking and resourcefulness. As the most popular platform for professional and career networking, LinkedIn offers an abundance of resources for those wanting to engage in career development. And ...
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