The other day, I was at the gym talking to a woman about my career and when I said out loud, “I love working with teenagers!” several people turned around and gave me funny looks. One even said, “No one loves teenagers!” in a teasing tone. While I suppose I may be in the minority, I really do love working with teens. Over the past sixteen years, I have devoted my education and career to them.
Seniors have, at this point, sent in applications to many, if not all, of their colleges. They may have applied Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling or Regular Decision and are awaiting the news to come back. However, if there is new good news to share with their colleges, there is a smart way to do so. It could perhaps tip the scales in their favor.
Ellin Richardson is an Associate Director of College Counseling with Campus Bound. Learn more about her in this Staff Spotlight.
The New York Times recently published an opinion piece titled, Why Applying To College Is So Confusing, which can be found by clicking the picture below. As College Counselors, who have helped thousands of students navigate the college application process, we have some thoughts on the article.
We hear it all the time from parents, “Oh, we have been through the college process with our son or daughter, so we already know what we are doing.” Maybe it’s true, but maybe not. You are probably going to be more informed than a family going through it for the first time, but here are some reasons why you should be weary of thinking you’re going to know exactly what to do.
Devon Cruz is a College Counselor and Essay Specialist for Campus Bound. Learn more about her in this Staff Spotlight.
There used to be these things called books that were filled with helpful information. Just kidding… we know that many people prefer to use the internet, but don’t overlook some really fantastic books that can help families through the college admission process. And, yes the internet is great, and usually free, but you get what you pay for, and purchasing a book from your local bookstore, or from Amazon, or even borrowing one from your local library can be a really good idea.