Why college students should use LinkedIn

Why college students should use LinkedIn

When you think about social media, LinkedIn may not immediately come to mind. It doesn’t seem “social” — it’s not where your friends hang out. Or is it? With more than 500 million users (40 percent of whom check in daily), LinkedIn has huge potential to shape your life. You and your college student should

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Help your college student graduate in four years

Help your college student graduate in four years

It can be frustrating for parents to realize that, even if they’re paying most of their son or daughter’s college expenses, they make few of the decisions and may hear little if anything about their student’s progress. The college years are when parents really see their role changing to that of coach and onlooker. However,

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Finals survival strategies for college students

Finals survival strategies for college students

It’s that time of year again, when college students across the country go into full-on panic mode: cramming into libraries, pulling all-nighters and drinking way too much caffeine. It doesn’t help that the last few weeks of the semester tend to coincide with longer, warmer days making it even harder to stay on task. Fortunately, with

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Spring semester action items for your college student

Spring semester action items for your college student

Students are back on campus following a well-deserved winter break. Spring semester will soon be in full swing! In addition to coursework and extracurricular commitments (and of course their social life), there are activities and tasks that are unique to the second semester. This Top 5 should be on your student’s radar: 1. Meeting with an

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Working with professors

Working with professors

Your student’s college professor is more than just an educator. The professor can be a valuable asset both during college and after graduation. The relationship between your student and their professors is also an important mentoring opportunity. It’s important for your student to establish relationships with their professors early in their college career. Where does

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A boost for your transfer student

A boost for your transfer student

Transferring to a different college or university this fall means a big adjustment for your student. Even though they’re familiar with college life in general, they’re entering a new environment as a new student, much as they did freshman year. The challenge is the same whether your student is transferring from a community college or from one four-year

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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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  • I've been through the process twice, and you are so right: it is stressful! However, everything works out for the best. My daughter ended up attending a school she didn't even want to see. In fact, the day we went to visit, she decided to leave the tour early, rather than going to the question and answer session. Well, it was the best four years of her life thus far, and she has made lifetime friends and had many wonderful experiences because of her education there. Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your pieces.