Building Trust Between Colleges and Parents

Presidents of colleges and universities love to talk. They love to talk about the schools they lead, and why they are great. They love to talk about problems facing America and the world, and how U.S. higher education is producing the next generation of leaders to...

Building Bridges Between Schools and College Parents

Not too long ago, the role of college parents at the start of a school year was akin to employees at a moving company: fill up station wagon, drive to appointed destination, unload items and leave town. Now, thanks to a growing recognition by colleges and universities...

Making a Resume Stand Out

Your child has dedicated a large amount of time and effort to his/her college education and experience, and accomplished a great deal. You know it. Your family knows it, but when it comes to landing that first job or internship, your child needs to make sure the...

HOW TO BEST HELP YOUR CHILD TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

Over the course of the past decade, the concept of parent involvement in American secondary and higher education has evolved considerably, from occasional, mostly ceremonial activities for a small percentage of parents to carefully conceived and widely available...

MAKING TIME FOR STUDY CAN BE A CHALLENGE

If your child is still in secondary school, you’ve probably remarked to each other how difficult it is, with today’s busy lifestyles, for him or her to actually find time to study. But study time is critical, and it gets even more important when the young...

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...