The heat of the summer has settled in here in Northern New Jersey! And of course, students and parents have their sights set on college visits and preparations for every step in the college admissions process.
We’ve written about using technology on your college visits. We’re big believers in harnessing the power of smartphones and other computing devices to keep track of and enhance your college visits. Once you start visiting more than 2 or 3 colleges, it becomes extremely difficult to remember the highlights of each, and what you liked or didn’t like about each campus. We strongly urge students and/or parents to use apps or, at the very least, a noteboook!
In the meanwhile, we’ve discovered these articles and blog posts this week which should be a great help to you in your college admissions endeavors…
This Week’s College Admissions Highlights
“College Admissions: 10 Extra-Curriculars That Colleges Notice“, by Cristiana Quinn for GoLocalWorcester.com, gives a great rundown on specific and general activities students might want to add to their resume. In the current highly competitive atmosphere on many campuses, it may just be a student’s extra-curriculars and uniqueness that cause an admissions department to take notice!
Speaking of resumes, extra-curriculars and uniqueness…
If you are plugged-in, daring, inventive and want an edge by using social media in the college admissions process check out bragTAG’s High School Resume on Facebook!
“College Scholarships with August Deadlines“, by Allen Grove for About.com, contains information on 9 scholarships that are still open to applications by entering college students. We know many of our readers have just graduated (congrats!), and are having a difficult time separating from the weekly roundup! This one’s for YOU!
“Fear! Terror! College Admissions!“, by Noah Fitzgerel for Huffington Post Teen, will entertain you with the excellent writing and opinions of a rising high school senior. Mr. Fitzgerel’s opening line, “I am absolutely, unequivocally and categorically scared to enter the college admissions process,” sets the tone for the rest of the piece. Students and parents will enjoy this perspective, which amounts to a first person view of the college admissions process.
“On College: Making the most of college visits“, by Purvi S. Mody for the San Jose Mercury News shares a good list of things to remember when preparing and travelling to colleges this summer. If you’re getting ready to leave on a string of visits, there are many things to do just to get packed – but this article goes much deeper and will help you sort out and remember the visits and what was most important about them!
The roundup team wishes you Happy Trails wherever your summer plans take you, don’t forget to have some fun!