Posts From the monthly archives: "May 2015"

As juniors finish up their penultimate high school year, they will know even more about what colleges should go on their final college lists. Sidwell Friends, an elite private school in Washington, DC, does it right: it limits students to …

Buckling in for Summer

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I’m working really hard this week to find the sweet spot. I have a group of rising seniors that is just small enough to manage each student’s needs on a case-by-case basis, as I have in the past. This year, …

Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Have you seen them wandering your hallways?  Sleep deprived students with sunken eyes, fueled with energy drinks and???  They seem to appear every May but the past few years the numbers have grown to epidemic proportions.

OK maybe I’m being …

I was recently invited to give a talk at a Men In Nursing workshop, attended by community college nursing students and instructors.  The program director asked me to talk about best interviewing strategies, and I was able to ask the …

Peggy

At the National College Fair in San Francisco last weekend, I was reminded of the collegiality and ongoing cycle of our work. Moving from table to table, high school counselors commented on their seniors who had just committed to the …

May is a key time of year for highly school juniors. Proactive college planning will empower their senior year college application process. Below we provide key testing, summer planning, counseling, and college visiting tips.

1. Test Readiness

Juniors are lucky …