Do over! If you had one do-over what period in your life would you choose to do things a little bit differently. For NYC College Line's senior Ask An Adviser counselor, trainer at the Options Center, and resident blogger Sandy Jimenez - she would revisit her high school student self as she was researching and preparing to apply to college. Exploring her options, weighing the benefits to lead to a final selection offers some challenges, but with a few tips and using available resources students can get through it making informed and better decisions. Read and tell us what you think.
It seems as if social media has been a part of all our lives forever. Believe it or not, Instagram was founded less than five years ago and Twitter has only been around for nine years. Facebook is the veteran of the major trio, officially launching 11 years ago. YouTube now has 1 billion users and has taken the place of TV in many teenagers’ habits. Joe Fantozzi brings us a part 2 on how to best navigate communication when dealing with college admissions.
Why do people go to college? When I ask that question of students, I am usually given an answer involving money and jobs and better opportunities. But a lot of Shaquinah Wright's students have gone to college (particularly residential colleges) as a way to escape their lives, their communities, and their families. She's done a great job in this post sharing some of the lessons she's learned from former students that regarding how to better prepare them moving forward.
- Pay For College
- Use Your Summer
- Succeed in College