Collegewise is hiring a full-time filmmaker

Collegewise has decided to hire a full-time filmmaker to capture what we believe, what we do, and how we do it. I’m sharing the entire job post below so interested parties can read it here, and to make it easier for readers to forward to anyone they think might be interested. We’re hiring a full-time filmmaker At […]

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It’s called trustworthy for a reason

Less than a month before my younger brother’s high school graduation, my mother was getting concerned that he was never going to complete the service hours required to pass his government class. That angst wasn’t entirely without merit. I don’t remember the specifics of the requirement, but with 30 days to go, the math was definitely […]

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The early bird gets the scholarship worms

One of the questions I answered in last week’s Frequently asked college search questions was, I keep hearing that there is a lot of money out there in scholarships. How do we get those? My answer directed readers to past posts sharing the truth about outside scholarships, and five traits that will improve your chances. But I […]

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Good drivers help others drive (better)

Willard Dix is a former admissions officer at Amherst College, a former high school counselor, and an outspoken advocate for more sanity and common sense in the college admissions process. His most recent Forbes piece, 10 Ways To Bond With Your Child’s College Counselor, offers some great advice for parents to help you forge a […]

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Make them great, too

Author Simon Sinek’s recent blog post argues that a great way to find more fulfillment, meaning, and satisfaction in your career (and I would argue in your extracurricular activities) is to help others find the same. “If you want to get a better job, first and foremost, take charge of your own lot. If you […]

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You didn’t have to be there

Unless you’re a parent or student at Colorado Academy, you didn’t have the opportunity to hear their recent guest speaker, Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former dean of freshmen at Stanford and the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. But thankfully, their generous counseling department […]

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For parents: on setting good examples

Every good parent feels a responsibility to set a good example for their kids. Depending on your values and your worldview, those examples might include: Hard work Fulfilling your responsibilities Treating people right Commitment to your school or church or community Prioritizing family All of those can be effective and laudable examples. But remember that kids also […]

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