We’re ba…aaack! And so are you! Students, teachers and counselors are back to school. Our school calendar summer is over, even if the season is still with us…and the college admissions process starts anew!
We’ll be posting a new Roundup every week or two this year to curate all the best info we’ve sought out from sources all over the Internet.
Here’s what we found recently for you…
College Admissions Highlights
We’ll start off this week’s lineup with the ever helpful checklists from the NYT’s “The Choice” blog. There is invaluable advice in these checklists each month, given by college admissions experts from all over the country. In “Counselor’s Calendar | September Checklist for Juniors“, by Jody Sanford Sweeney, you’ll find and awesome list of must-do tasks for juniors, along with many links to the websites that you’ll need to get to in order to research and register. In “Counselor’s Calendar | September Checklist for Seniors“, by Webster T. Trenchard, you’ll find great advice for high school seniors, and also a way to keep it cool on the home front!
“College Admissions: 5 Majors You Need to Choose Before You Apply“, by Cristiana Quinn for GoLocalProv.com, gives students and parents a heads up on the planning needed for five specific majors. Ms. Quinn also touches on why it may be a good idea to select a major before applying to colleges. While we know this is not possible for many students, she makes a couple of good points in favor of trying to plan in advance – and certainly if you are thinking about Architecture, Health Sciences, Engineering, BFAs, or Business degress.
In “12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media“, by Stephanie Buck for the Mashable blog, you’ll discover a complete list of things you definitely shouldn’t do on social media. While some are obvious, there are other subtle things you (or your child, or clients) may be doing – and according to the article you need to stop doing them now! Social media can both hurt and help students in the college admissions process. Learn to use social media for GOOD, and you’ll have an excellent entry on your college admission resume and applications.
If you are plugged-in, daring, inventive and want an edge by using social media for success in the college admissions process check out bragTAG’s High School Resume on Facebook!
“The Benefits of Academic Mentoring: Inspiring Teens’ Emotional, Social, and Academic Success“, by Kimberly Spector Wolf for the TeenLife blog, provides info on an area of help in the college admissions process that can make a big difference in a students academic performance. We think this is an awesome way for students to get the help they need in so many areas of their teenage lives – tutoring, advice and counseling from young adults. Read this article for more information on how to go about arranging an academic mentor.
Each post , we’ll bring you a story about a student that has done something great, fantastic, #bragtaggable!
In “How Tragedy Bred an Award-Winning Student Scientist“, by Rachel Davis, for the GOOD.is blog, you’ll read about both Rachel’s family tragedy and how it spurred her to learn about and study Materials Research Science and its’ application to fire retardant fabrics. Rachel also serves as a volunteer firefighter in her hometown and can be changed into her gear and ready to help fight fires within minutes! Check out the article for more info in this phenomenal young lady, and her path to becoming a finalist in the nations most prestigious pre-college science competition!