House rules over the holidays

House rules over the holidays

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If your kitchen looks like this one when your college student is home, you may have landed on the wrong website! For the rest of us, we’ve updated Scott’s classic article because it turns out it’s timeless — originally written for Thanksgiving Break, but possibly even more applicable to interterm and summer vacations when students are home for longer

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Career coaching for your college student

Career coaching for your college student

Earlier this spring, I wrote about the process my older daughter (who graduates this weekend!) was going through applying for jobs and considering offers. She’s always been very focused on what she wants to do after college, and so although time consuming and challenging, her job search was relatively straightforward. What if your student is still trying to figure

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Coping with a family emergency

Coping with a family emergency

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My daughter, in her final semester of college, working hard to finish senior projects in addition to being on production crews for a number of theater shows (among her many college responsibilities), faced a difficult decision when her grandmother landed in the hospital with an unexpected and serious condition. How should she manage her conflicting

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Job offers in college

Job offers in college

My daughter, a college senior, anxiously awaits word from a number of jobs and programs she’s applied to in anticipation of her ever-nearing graduation. She sends me emails, texts and occasionally even calls before or after interviews or as notification dates approach, sometimes looking for information or guidance, occasionally asking me to eyeball the draft

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Executive Order on Immigration

Executive Order on Immigration

President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27, 2017 making immediate changes to immigration policy in the United States. The provisions with direct impact on campuses across the country include the exclusion of all people from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan — for 90 days. At the end

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Talk about internships

Talk about internships

For many college students, the old-fashioned summer job (lifeguarding, scooping ice cream, mowing lawns) has given way to a broad range of work experiences lumped together under the heading “internships.” It’s a trend your student should jump right into. Recent studies find that students who’ve done internships are three times more likely to get a

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