Projects Abroad

It’s a big world. While many say that charity begins at home, others realize that there are myriad opportunities to do good outside their homeland. One such organization that offers high school and college students the opportunity to do good works around the globe is Projects Abroad. I’ve written about Projects Abroad before in the…

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A MOOC Point

The MOOCs. Are you a Seinfeld fan? Remember the “Bubble Boy” episode where George Costanza is playing Trivial Pursuit with the young man, “Donald,” who is enclosed behind the clear, environmentally protective plastic screen (the “bubble”)? The exchange goes like this: DONALD: [Loudly] OK, HISTORY. THIS IS FOR THE GAME. HOW YA DOIN’ OVER THERE?…

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Getting In after May 1

Back in March, I wrote about a Plan B for getting into college. It involved surveying a list published by NACAC (the National Association of College Admission Counseling) that showed which colleges are still looking for students to fill their incoming classes. Back in March, the list for schools looking for Fall 2015 freshmen had…

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Regarding Summer Jobs

Attention high school seniors … Summer looms. How will you spend your time during these hopefully not lazy, crazy days? Are you currently looking for a summer job? Have you acquired one already? Maybe you’re already working one. The world of summer jobs has changed dramatically over the decades, along with most other things, I…

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Financial Aid Shortfalls

It’s mid-April and college decisions have been rendered. Those of you who have received good news from your “dream” school — Congratulations! For those of you who may have been disappointed by your dream school but received good news from other excellent colleges, congratulations to you, too. For those of you who may have to…

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