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19 05, 2017

Goucher College – A Student Focused Curriculum

By | 2017-05-19T00:00:34+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Colleges & Universities, Goucher College, Goucher Curriculum, The Liberal Arts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I listened to Goucher College president, José Antonio Bowen, discuss the new curriculum, implemented last fall.   I found the curriculum intriguing, and his thoughts on higher education to be enlightening.  Here is some of what I learned: The curriculum is designed to help students become self-regulated learners. There are few specific course requirements. Students take [...]

25 04, 2017

Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:06+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Filmmaking, Graduate School, MFA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Thursday, I along with some of my NYC IECA colleagues toured the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. Jonathan Wacks, the founding director of the school and Professor of Film, showed us the state-of-the-art facilities, explained their use, told us about the school and the students who attend.  Feirstein is the first school in the United States [...]

20 04, 2017

Hospitality Programs – Where Dreams Come To Life

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 April 20th, 2017|College Admissions, Colleges & Universities, Hospitality Programs, Interesting Programs, Study Abroad, Study in Switzerland|0 Comments

Last week, I toured five different hospitality programs in Switzerland as a guest of the Swiss Education Group (SEG). Each program is housed in a former hotel. SEG students wear uniforms and participate in at leas two paid internships. The first internship is usually in Switzerland while the second can be taken anywhere in the world. [...]

31 03, 2017

Dear Parents of Disappointed High-Achieving High School Seniors

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 March 31st, 2017|College Admissions, College Decisions, Rejection Hurts|5 Comments

Dear Parents of Disappointed High-Achieving High School Seniors, Yesterday, your child heard from a small group of highly sort after colleges and universities. I know that you expected a different outcome. After all, your child worked hard, received excellent grades in challenging courses, has standardized test scores that most envy, and participated in activities from A to [...]

28 03, 2017

Three Things You Should Know about Rutgers

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Colleges & Universities|0 Comments

This week I met with Claire Preston, the New York representative from Rutgers University. Throughout our conversation, we discussed many of the aspects that make Rutgers a great choice for undergraduate students. The three things that stood out to me are Rutgers' truly impressive diversity, selectivity, and campus life. Key Stats University Name: Rutgers University, [...]

23 03, 2017

Duke in Montréal

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Interesting Programs|1 Comment

Are you interested in studying French? Or fascinated by the marketing that goes behind promoting a product in a specific culture or language? If so, then you may want to deepen your understanding of our neighbor to the north by spending a summer with Duke in Montreal, Canada. Key Stats Program: Duke in Montréal Program Type: Summer [...]

21 03, 2017

Teacher Recommendations: Choosing A Teacher

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 March 21st, 2017|College Applications|1 Comment

If you're about to be a senior, then you'll need to start thinking about letters of recommendation. Most importantly-- which teachers will you ask to write them? You'll want to choose carefully. Here are four things to think about when choosing a teacher: 1. Choose teachers who can say something new. Each recommendation writer should have something [...]

17 03, 2017

Egyptology at Brown

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Interesting Programs|1 Comment

Discover an ancient culture. Decipher hieroglyphics. Study Egyptian religion and magic. At Brown University, you can go beyond a basic degree in Archaeology or Cultural Studies by concentrating specifically in Egyptology. Key Stats Program: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) with a concentration in: Egyptology and Assyriology, Egyptology track Program Type: 4-year undergraduate degree University: Brown University Location: [...]

2 03, 2017

What To Consider When Visiting Colleges

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|College Applications|0 Comments

A Checklist for High School Students Your view of whether a college or university is right for you can be influenced by many competing factors. When you are visiting a college campus, be sure to consider the following: Academic Offerings ☐ Do they offer courses and programs that are interesting to you? ☐ Do class [...]

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