MEETING PEOPLE AND THE COLLEGE SEARCH
I read a blog post by Angela Duckworth this week (you can link to it below) and for me, it just reinforced one of the points that I make to my students in the early part of the college search process: Meet People.
Meeting people is such a key part of life. It broadens your knowledge base and expands your capacity to explore the world around you. My oldest child went to college as an engineering major. In hindsight, I can now recognize that he had no idea what he would do as an engineer. There are no engineers in our family. And we didn’t take the time to find an engineer in our community that might be willing to talk to him.
We tell our kids that they can do anything. And yet, most of our kids lack the exposure necessary to explore the roles that ‘anything’ might readily include. It’s why ‘meet people’ is one of my key pieces of advice for high school students. It’s also one of the reasons I am committed to sharing with you each week through my newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news from colleges, a resource you may have missed, and a glimpse at what I’m doing at SCOUT to help students find and fund their ideal college experiences. Thanks for joining me!
Some would say that the point of college is to prepare you for a career. In order to find the right college for that particular career, you need to know what career you are pursuing. And then you need to know what college majors support that career. “The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Major” by College Board provides some helpful tips. Find the article HERE.
A RESOURCE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
This week’s resource is Angela Duckworth and her Character Lab. I’ve previously written about Duckworth and her ideas on GRIT – passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Her recent blog, “See What’s Possible,” is the inspiration for this week’s newsletter. Find her take on why role models matter HERE.
FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: Need some help navigating the high school journey? I’m here to help you build academic, personal development, and extracurricular strategies in an effort to achieve college and life goals. Plus, this is the perfect time to identify scholarships, internships, and summer programs. My goal is to help you plan for a variety of aspects so that you are positioned to make the most of high school opportunities and then poised to find and fund your ideal college experience. If you want to learn more, use the button below to set-up a no-cost / no-obligation call with me.
JUNIORS: Wondering how to best prepare for the college admissions process? Now is actually the perfect time to start making some key decisions about your college future. I would love to help you focus on the things that matter. Let’s ensure that you take advantage of the opportunities that will enable you to shine next fall. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s make a plan together!
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BOOK OF THE WEEK: You already know that I’ve been on an Angela Duckworth kick this week. In her book, GRIT: The Power and Passion of Perseverance, she comes to her opinions based on research. What determines if cadets at West Point succeed? What really determines who does well at the National Spelling Bee? You might be excited to know that it’s not all genius, talent or even luck. The book has ideas you’ll want to adopt for yourself – and for your children. Give it a try!
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