The Gift of Focus

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I am not a shopper. You could not pay me enough money to enter the Black Friday buying spree. However, I have been known to wait in line for hours, to sprint to the section of interest, and start unapologetically grabbing up the things on my list. You are probably wondering what in the world  [read more] …

“What Makes a Good Interviewee?”

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Most students are not born with an innate ability to interview well, but it is a life skill that can be learned and improved. What are the characteristics of a good interviewee? Our top six are listed below. Prepare for college interviews using this handy acronym developed by my team member and daughter, Natalie Keyes:  [read more] …

Helping Colleges Remember

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The stress is intense in the homes of high school seniors about now. Early application deadlines are fast approaching and most kids thought they would be much farther ahead at this point. Now they are faced with too much to do and too little time to do it. It might help to stop for a  [read more] …

Inconvenience or Crisis?

Regardless of where during the year you schedule it, the college application is a bearcat – fraying nerves, straining tempers, and inducing headaches. There is a great deal riding on this presentation of your child’s life. There are an incredible number of moving pieces to keep track of. It is enough to make the bravest  [read more] …