Another variety of recommendation is becoming a little more common these days. This one allows parents to get fully submerged and submit their own letter to the college admissions office on behalf of their child.   Read more

InternMatch provides great guidance and tools to help you prepare for an internship, or any type of employment, including sample resumes, interview preparation and ways to stand out. The list of internships includes school year and summer opportunities in the local Denver area, including Boulder, and across the country. Summer internships are already coming online, and some have application due dates in the near future.   Read more

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Welcome FAFSA 2012

The 2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is now available, and I encourage all parents and students to submit the form as soon as possible. Early submittal has advantages for all families as colleges continue to review applications and put together aid packages for accepted students.  Read more

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Senior Checklist before Fall Semester Ends

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The following example of how to understand and solve a math problem on a standardized test such as the SAT or ACT is provided by John Accardi of Academic Testing Advantage in Boulder Colorado.  Read more

Students that like sciences and building things are often interested in studying engineering in college, but most high schools don’t offer courses or an overview to help students decide what type of engineering program to seek. Engineering solves problems for tomorrow and places a focus on theoretical and scientific knowledge.  Engineering technology solves problems of today and prepares for practical design and production work with hands-on labs.  For clarification, technicians usually have an associate degree, which is different than a 4-year engineering technology BS degree.  Read more

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Colorado College Fair Week Arrives

College Fairs of Greater Denver, Inc. has three out-of-state college fairs planned for this coming week.These fairs present a great opportunity for freshman, sophomores and juniors to start browsing through the huge variety of colleges across the nation and beyond. For seniors, the fair is the perfect place to meet the admissions representative that may be reading your application and both verify and update your college list.  Read more

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Variety of Chicago Colleges

After spending a couple days visiting colleges in the Chicago area last week, my husband asked me which one I like best and would recommend to students.  My quick answer was “It depends” on who is the student and what are they looking for.  Chicago is a fabulous city that offers a litany of choices for students and visitors alike.  Read more

Monday, September 05, 2011

Let your college essay gel

Hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains last weekend, I recalled how getting away from the hustle and bustle of my daily life can be just as important as working hard. The quiet time without electronics or scheduled time slots gave me time to enjoy the beautiful flowers the wet spring produced and think about the big picture. This sort of quiet time is especially important for seniors as they start thinking about and working on their college essays.   Read more

The college application clock starts ticking faster as seniors return for the last year of high school.  No panic alarms are necessary, but planning ahead and being proactive will make the process easier and avoid a startling alarm later in the semester.  Read more