Drawn lines

With the exception of a few doctors and engineers, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a successful adult in a career they identified when they were 17 (I’ve also met some doctors and engineers who didn’t find that calling until they got to college). Most of us don’t follow a straight, predictable line from our […]

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The simple productivity formula

Here’s a simple formula to make a bigger impact, enjoy more success, and improve your chances of admission to college: How much you’re doing < how much you get done. A day spent running from meeting to meeting and commitment to commitment, all of which is eventually summed up as a “busy day,” is a […]

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The power of small

I needed to ship a number of packages last week, so I made my first visit to a local mailing supply and shipping store in my neighborhood. It took almost 40 minutes to pack and ship all my items, and by the end of my visit, I hadn’t just learned a lot about their business, […]

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Unleash the greatness

I shared back in January that we were launching a Talent Tour of Duty at Collegewise, a nine-week program to help our Talent Department discover new and better ways to find, recruit, hire, train, and engage the very best employees. 18 Collegewisers completed the program last Friday. But the impact they’ve made will last much […]

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A free webinar for student athletes

Student athletes, are you interested in playing sports in college? Would you like some advice on navigating the recruiting process, assessing your chances, and promoting yourself to coaches? Join Collegewise counselors and athletic recruiting experts Matt Musico and Rahsaan Burroughs at our upcoming free webinar. Athletic Recruiting: Scoring the Right Offer Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5 […]

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Bests and worsts

The arrival of college decisions is a mixture of the best and worst of times. All the work, all the tension, all the drama and waiting and hoping comes to a close with a yes, a no, or in the case of waitlisted students, a non-committal maybe. Some students will be overcome with joy about […]

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Phone breaks?

Kliff Kingsbury, the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, revealed recently that he’s introduced “cell phone breaks” every 20-30 minutes during team meetings. Why? According to Kingsbury, “You start to see kind of hands twitching and legs shaking, and you know they need to get that social media fix, so we’ll let them hop […]

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Watching and learning

As college admissions decisions roll in and students decide between their available choices, it’s more important than ever for parents to remember one of their most important jobs—to model adult behavior for their children. Here are a few examples where parents forget the importance of this role: Calling the admissions officer and yelling at a […]

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If this were on the news…

The recent college admissions bribery scandal was a story fit for every outlet from the headline news to the tabloid press. Big bucks paid under the table. Nefarious practices exposed. Celebrities busted. For independent counselors, it’s easy to shake our heads and assure ourselves and our customers that we’re playing it straight and offering honorable advice. […]

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Best apologies, best intentions

AlaskaSnafu

What should a major airline do when they mistakenly send their customers an email promoting flights to Columbus along with a beautiful photo of…Cincinnati? Hope nobody notices? Blame it on a technological snafu? Hide behind language like “we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused”? If you’re Alaska Airlines (or more specifically, if you work […]

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