COLLEGE TODAY: THE BEST – AND WORST – OF TIMES

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times for American higher education. A college education is more widely available than at any time in our nation’s history, with well more than two-thirds of high school graduates...

4 Steps to Cringe-Free Networking

by Alexandra Levit A popular misconception is that networking is just about getting a job. In reality, it’s much more than that. Networking is about establishing relationships that provide you with valuable feedback and allow you to make educated decisions. You...

A Q&A You Can Use With Your Friends

Since September 2003, with your support, I have been steering College Parents of America’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., supporting legislation and rule-making that reduces the complexity of the education planning process and makes college more...

Footsteps to Follow

He is the son of a shipyard worker. He will be a first-generation college student from a hard-working family in an old industrial town. He dreams of becoming a lawyer and, someday, serving in Congress. He is, in short, the American dream. He is out somewhere out there...

10 ATTRIBUTES OF A STRONG PARENT PROGRAM

At College Parents of America, one of our goals is to encourage colleges and universities to develop strong programs in support of the current parents at their institutions. Many of you have asked me over the past 14 months what the hallmarks are of such a program....