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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Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

By Catherine McDonald Davenport, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Dickinson College   Whew! The college search is in the rearview mirror and your son or daughter is immersed in their first semester of college. Success! Then the texts messages start. “I didn’t do well on midterms.” “I don’t really have anyone

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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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Understanding the college application

Understanding the college application

The application is the tool colleges and universities use to make their admission decision. No two students are alike, and therefore no two completed applications are alike. Your student’s strengths may be in their impressive test scores, superb transcript, community involvement or the ability to write a vivid personal essay. It will be up to your student to

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Senior year in high school — How you and your student can make it through

Senior year in high school — How you and your student can make it through

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Having survived the pressures of junior year, your son or daughter is already familiar with the hectic and demanding schedule that typifies the second half of high school. However, additional balancing skills are required for the high wire act that is fall of senior year. In addition to having full and rigorous academic schedules, seniors

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October is College Application Month!

October is College Application Month!

This month, states all over the U.S. are sponsoring free College Application Month events where students and families can get help with the application process. The goal is to increase the number of students applying to college. With the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) now available on Oct. 1, many states are holding free financial

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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.