One of the risks of posting this blog every day is that advice can sometimes lose its oomph when you hear it too often from the same source. It’s the reason many parents who bring their student to Collegewise tell us, “I’m his mother—he won’t listen to me [about how to get into college].”
Vanderbilt’s Carolyn Pippen penned “Lessons from a Departing Admissions Officer.” If you’re a regular reader, you might feel like you’ve read much of it here before. And that’s exactly why I’m sharing it. I’ve written before that it’s important to seek advice from the right sources. But sometimes even a good source can start to feel stale. And a fresh source can bring new life to the same old advice.