“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] …

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] …

Less is More

  As human beings, we all have an innate need to be heard, to be understood. We want others to “get” us. This desire becomes particularly acute when other people are making decisions about us that will impact our entire life without the benefit of ever actually meeting us. This is the crux of what  [read more] …

Crossed T’s and Dotted I’s

We are all familiar with the old saying: “Cross your T’s and dot your I’s.” An English idiom that encourages attention to detail, this simple reminder has probably framed your work ethic since childhood. In fact, you’ve doubtless used it to exhort your own kids to labor well, to finish the job, to pay attention.  [read more] …

Important FAFSA Changes

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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form that is to be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. There is roughly $150 billion dollars of federal financial assistance in the form of grants, work-study, and loans  [read more] …