The Power of Summer Internships in College Planning: A Guide for Parents of High Schoolers

The Power of Summer Internships in College Planning: A Guide for Parents of High Schoolers

Did you know that 70% of colleges consider internships during application review? As the parent of a high schooler navigating the college application maze, you know every step counts. Summer internships offer a powerful edge, fostering career exploration, building valuable skills, and strengthening college applications. Internships aren't just about reading job descriptions. They propel your teen into the heart of a chosen field. Imagine them assisting a marketing team with social media...

Unlock Your Teen’s Future:  Summer Strategies for SAT/ACT Success!

Unlock Your Teen’s Future: Summer Strategies for SAT/ACT Success!

Summer presents a prime opportunity for high schoolers to focus on college entrance exams like the SAT or ACT without the usual schoolwork distractions. As parents, you play a crucial role in guiding your teen through this process while ensuring they still enjoy their summer break. Here’s your strategic guide to help your teen excel in these critical tests. Understanding the Differences: SAT vs. ACT Before diving into prep, it’s vital to grasp the distinctions between the SAT and ACT:...

Summer Strategy: Boosting Your College  Application Game Plan

Summer Strategy: Boosting Your College  Application Game Plan

Summer break isn't just about relaxation and fun—it's an invaluable opportunity for high school students to bolster their college applications. By engaging in activities that showcase leadership, community involvement, and personal growth, students can stand out to admissions officers. Here are strategic ways teens can use their summer to make a strong impression: Take on Leadership Roles at Summer Camps Many summer camps offer opportunities for older teens to serve as counselors or assistant...

Beyond Words: How Personal Branding Elevates Your College Application Story

Beyond Words: How Personal Branding Elevates Your College Application Story

Why Use the Power of Personal Branding in College Essays In today's fiercely competitive college admissions landscape, standing out is more crucial than ever for high school students. Yet, one powerful strategy often overlooked is the concept of personal branding in crafting college essays. Personal branding isn't just for entrepreneurs or influencers—it's a vital tool for students aiming to showcase their unique qualities and experiences memorably. In this blog, we'll explore how students can...

Conquer the College Essay:  A Guide to Early Preparation

Conquer the College Essay: A Guide to Early Preparation

Remember that sinking feeling you had in middle school when the teacher announced a surprise essay due tomorrow? Now imagine that same scramble but with your college future on the line. The college essay is a crucial element of your application, and while grades and activities matter, this is your chance to shine, tell your unique story, and rise above the crowd. For parents watching this process unfold, understanding the power of early preparation is key. Here's why starting well before...

How to Take Action Now for Your Teen’s Ideal Future: It’s Not Too Late

How to Take Action Now for Your Teen’s Ideal Future: It’s Not Too Late

Is your teen stressed about college applications? You're not alone! A study by The Princeton Review showed that 74% of parents feel anxious about their child's college admissions process. Between AP classes, dual enrollment, and those competitive acceptance rates, it's no wonder! But here's the good news: even if you feel behind, it's never too late to get started on a successful college planning journey. The number one question I hear from parents is, "Are we too late in post-high school...

Here’s to Your Teen’s Triumphant Journey to Success!

Time is ticking away! The college application deadline is drawing near, and your high school senior is on the verge of something incredible. Don't stress, though—it's not a race against the clock, but an opportunity to craft an extraordinary college essay that can change the game! Here are some invaluable tips that will give your senior's essay the edge: Go Beyond the Prompt While it's essential to address the question, the real purpose of the essay is for admissions officers to know the...

Identifying Your Teen’s Greatest Strengths

Identifying Your Teen’s Greatest Strengths

Teenagers are almost halfway through summer break. For rising seniors, it's time to start preparing for college applications if that's their plan. While most applications are due in January or February, some colleges have early deadlines in October. The one thing college-bound teens should not put off is writing their application essays. College admissions officers say it takes an average of two months to write an essay from start to finish. October sounds like a long way off, but the time to...

Creating a Solid Student Resume

Creating a Solid Student Resume

A high school resume is a valuable tool for students when applying to college or for a job or internship. College admissions and future employers are very interested in students' high school resumes because they provide a good glimpse of what the teen has to offer. What should be included on a student’s resume if they are just working a part-time job and playing sports? A high schooler's resume will look different from an adult's as they do not have as much work experience. Here are the...