May 25, 2016

If you have just received your March SAT scores, you may be feeling a sense of optimism.  I hate to be the one to convey a harsh dose of reality, but there’s something you must know….


Your scores appear to be higher than they have in the past, right?  That’s because a...

May 5, 2016




Admissions Trends for the class of 2016


Now that nearly all of my students have been accepted into one of their top 3 choices (phew!), it is time to reflect upon some of the trends this year…..


Trend #1: 

There are no “sure bets” anymore when it comes to safety schoo...

April 7, 2016

It may seem hard enough to graduate from college in the four years expected of you.  But the truth is, if you plan your schedule and curriculum well, you can buy yourself an edge in the looming job market with a double major.


Think it’s impossible?


Here’s the math:



January 7, 2016

As you begin your internship search, you will be tempted to launch straight into work on your resume.  While that is an appropriate goal, that task will be far easier if you unearth your skills first.


“Skills?” you might wonder.  “I have no skills.  I’m just a student...

January 5, 2016

January is the month that I begin working with college students to land a summer internship.  Over the next few weeks, I will give you all kinds of pointers to make this happen.  For now, let’s start with the basics.


The first thing you might ask yourself is “What...

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