Those behind a recent survey about high education were interested in whether high school graduates felt they were ready for college. In my opinion, there are ways to fill those perceived "gaps" upon entering college, and many of them have absolutely nothing to do with grades.
As more millennials have entered the work force, the competition for the perfect job has become increasingly stiffer. Once an impressive addition on a resume, a college degree is no longer a meaningful differentiator.
Never feel pressured to do anything that you aren't comfortable with. You don't have to make up lies or excuses, you just have to be straightforward. The people who don't respect that don't deserve you.
The world enjoys no shortage of advice, both good and bad, about how students can get into college. But for all the thousands of dollars that families spend on preparation, all of that support vanishes once students actually enroll.
My story of applying to colleges is a bit different than most. Not because I am some exceptional student that was accepted by every school that I applied to, but because of the sheer number of colleges I applied to.
Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.
Selecting the right college is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make. Yet, it is a decision which is often driven by a set of variables that may have little to do with the appropriateness of the institution for a particular student.
While we all can't go on time-traveling adventures like Billy Pilgrim, we all can come unstuck in time in a different way. We shouldn't be living in our memories of the past or feel like we're unhappy in our present.
You're probably going to have a lot of different jobs, and you'll get the best work by being able to show employers that you're not just someone who turns in work on time, but who contributes good ideas to discussions and is brave enough to disagree.