Letters of Recommendation: Recommend Me

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014 by Richard Hong

So, letters of recommendation…. you’ll need them for when you apply to colleges or even graduate schools later on. How do you know which people to ask for recommendations and what is the etiquette behind requesting for one? I’ll list out some advice below. Who to ask:   Teachers/Professors: Assuming that you are applying to an academic institution, you should have at least one letter from a teacher or professor that can attest that you will be able to handle the rigorous academic environment and culture. In particular, you want this teacher to show an… Continue Reading

Summer Internships for College Students: Wait, You Want me to Work?

Published Friday, May 30, 2014 by Richard Hong

That’s right: I’m saying you should consider more work, in the form of a summer internship. Summer internships give you the experience that you need to really know about your job market first hand before even entering, especially for you college students. With an internship, you’ll get an idea of what your future will entail with your current major and let you know if it’s a good fit. Beyond that, it’s good for making connections to know people that have the same interest as you. Here, you will meet fellow interns who are trying to… Continue Reading

The College Personal Statement

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013 by Nicolette

Applying for college can be a dehumanizing process. You see yourself reduced to a number: a GPA, a class rank, years spent in Debate club. Even more discouraging is to see how your numbers fall short of others. That is why the personal statement is such an important part of the college application. When reading your essay, the admissions officers aren’t looking to see how your numbers stack up. They want to know about the unique qualities that only you have. Because, trust me, you have them. In many cases, the personal statement is the… Continue Reading

What’s a good score on the SAT?

Published Friday, September 6, 2013 by Nicolette

That is a good (and very frequently asked) question! Our answer is simple: Whatever score gets you into the college you want. It may seem like a cop-out, but it’s the best answer we can give for such a loaded question. The SAT is not a measure of your worth or intelligence. It’s just one part of the complicated decision process admissions officers use to figure out whether or not you’re a good fit for their school. The score you need to get into a particular school may be completely different from the score your… Continue Reading

Nervous? I would be too

Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 by Tarang

Recently on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, Emily receives a letter from Danby University claiming that they want her as part of their swim team. (Keeping with the tradition of Liars the letter is actually a fake from the mysterious and malicious person named “A”). Nevertheless, a real college scout is willing to negotiate a scholarship with her, but Emily doesn’t mind looking at other schools too. Emily and her mother continue to do their research to prepare her for her application process, which includes looking at competitive swim teams. Emily’s best… Continue Reading


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