December 8, 2015

My Time on Campus: American University

I spent a week in November to catch up on campus visits to schools in the Baltimore-Washington area. American University was a school that I was anxious to visit. As Georgetown, George Washington (GW) and the University of Maryland-College Park, among others, have become more selective universities, American’s popularity is […]
December 7, 2015

My Time on Campus: Columbia University

The afternoon following my visit to Barnard, I went across the street to take a tour of the main campus of Columbia University. I did not spend enough time there to get more than some initial impressions. But I learned a few things that were worth of reporting and made […]
December 4, 2015

My Time On Campus: New York University (NYU)

I’ve visited many schools over the past two months and owe quite a few profiles. This week I went to visit New York University, more commonly known as NYU. I’ve walked around the neighborhood surrounding NYU many times. My first job after graduate school was about four blocks from there. […]
December 3, 2015

My Time on Campus: Barnard College

At the beginning of November I took the train to New York City to attend an Open House at Barnard College, one of the Five Sisters among the leading woman’s colleges in the U.S. Barnard is also the only one of the five–the others are Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith […]
December 2, 2015

The Gap Year: The Best Way to Step Into College Might Be to Step Out for a Short While

While it is common and popular for high school seniors to begin a journey to college. many would be better off taking a detour through a gap year. A gap year, according to the Princeton (NJ)-based Center for Interim Programs, is a  focused, finite period of time in which an individual […]
November 20, 2015

Fearless Predictions Around the New SAT

Yesterday I attended a presentation delivered by a representative of the College Board that offered a very thorough explanation of the infrastructure around the New SAT. While the first test date for the New SAT is not until March, the PSAT tests delivered to students in the eighth and ninth […]
November 18, 2015

The Good That Comes from Major College Football

Among college counselors I would take it as a complement if I was considered to be the “pro football” counselor. That does not mean that I am a fan of the NFL, though I am. It means that I understand that college football brings considerable good to the life on […]
November 13, 2015

A College Ranking Based on Dollars and Cents That Makes No Sense

Yesterday I learned through peers in college counseling of a college site called StartClass.com that completed a college ranking based on salaries. The title of the story was Colleges Where Alumni Make Less Than High School Graduates.  Stories like these are nothing new. But what makes this college ranking different […]
November 12, 2015

Career Development Starts Early at the University of Maryland-College Park With a Credit-Bearing Class

Those of you who come to this site might know that I worked around college career development centers in my past life. Through these associations I have learned a great deal about how the resources of a college, and not only career development centers, can help students to find employment […]