We're not in the life-coaching business here at Collegewise. But every now and then, we find ourselves passing along some life lessons to the teenagers whose college applications we're reviewing. And like so many adults, we're life-qualified only because we've had the luxury of just being on the planet a little longer with more time to learn from those in-the-know. So here are five totally unsolicited pieces of life advice for today's teens.
1. Learn how to shake hands well.
It's surprising how many people offer a handshake that resembles a lifeless salmon. Those who do so might as well just go ahead and announce, "Hi. I have the personality of a lifeless salmon."