Summer plans for college students

Summer plans for college students

Once your student starts college, those lazy, unscripted days of summer become a thing of the past. And even though most of the country is still in the grip of winter, it’s time for your student to start making summer plans. For certain coveted internships and seasonal jobs, application deadlines may already have passed —

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Still emptying the nest

Still emptying the nest

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When my daughter went off to college this fall, she joined her older brother in attaining “fledgling” status, leaving us with the proverbial empty nest. Though I’m awfully tired of that term, since it seems to be the only way my demographic is defined, it functions pretty well as a metaphor for how I’m adapting

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  • I had several friends who got most of their general education courses out of the way through community college. They were then able to graduate from their 4-year school in 2-3 years, which ends up being much more cost-efficient!

  • Some students decide to stay on campus for the summer. An opportunity may come up — a position with the admission office or another department, a chance to do research with a professor, or they may want to work in their college town.