July 23, 2015

The First Five Myths about College Admissions That You Should Know

Today, you will read about five myths that you hear or read about college admissions, as well as the truth. There are more than five, so watch for more posts throughout the summer. Myth Number 1. The best college for you is the one that will be hardest for you to […]
July 22, 2015

College Admissions and the ‘Cool Factor’

I am currently working on my First Impressions of the University of Cincinnati (UC), considered to be a “Hot College” by some media sources such as Forbes, U.S.News, PolicyMic and The Princeton Review for different reasons. Its not uncommon for a college admissions office to pull out the stops in its marketing material and […]
July 22, 2015

The College Admissions Process Is Like Buying a New House

Visiting colleges like a parent teaches you a great deal about the sales process that college admissions officers use to attract the best possible freshman class. It’s a sales process because the work that college admissions officers do is very much like real estate sales people do when they sell […]
July 20, 2015

Academic Advising and the Student-Athlete

I recently finished Cheated, an account of the academic “scandal” at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The events led to the resignation of the university’s chancellor as well as the firing of a head football coach. The most serious issue brought up in Cheated is that athletes, mainly football and basketball players were […]
July 14, 2015

Money Magazine’s College Rankings Try to Define Value

I’ve never been a fan of college rankings. But they are a necessary evil for magazine publishers.It’s more challenging to define the “value” of a college education than it is for a house or a car, or anything else that involves a long term financial commitment. As college rankings go, […]
July 7, 2015

The Value of Cooperative Education

Cooperative education programs have become more popular with college-bound students because they help them the build an impressive resume while also allowing them to earn more money towards their education. They are mandatory for engineering and business majors at some schools, voluntary at others. The value of cooperative education depends […]
July 2, 2015

Could Marcus Lemonis Fix Ailing Colleges?

I’ve been watching many business shows lately, probably too many since the Yankees still have a share of first place as I write this post today. I’ve become less of a fan of The Apprentice since The Donald turned it into a celebrity show, and become much less a fan of The […]
June 5, 2015

My Time on Campus: Santa Clara University (CA)

My quest west took me to Santa Clara University, advertised as Silicon Valley’s Jesuit University. As usual, I recorded my observations to share and made a Pinterest page. Santa Clara’s relationship with the business and technology community of the region is quite similar to Fordham’s relationships in New York City […]
June 3, 2015

My Time On Campus: University of Pennsylvania

This past weekend I visited the University of Pennsylvania to attend Ivy In Your Back Yard, a program to help Philadelphia-area college-bound students and their parents begin their college search. Ivy In Your Back Yard was designed to help all college-bound families, whether they chose to apply to Penn or not. […]