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Three Things to Keep in Mind if College is Right Around the Corner

June 10, 2018

 

How to Choose a College Major in the Age of the Gig Economy

 

Freelancers have grown to make up 34% of the total workforce in the United States by some measures, and there are no signs that this will slow down. Technological advances have made it easier than ever to freelance or “gig.” Take the popularity of platforms like Lyft and Upwork. Both of these platforms allow individuals to take on work on a gig-by-gig basis. Today it is tougher than ever to move into a full-time position after college as companies have come to prefer the gig economy. So how does this translate for high school seniors and new college students trying to decide what to study and which major to pick?

 

 

3 Ways Parents, Students Can Prepare for College Interviews Together

 

The college interview can be an excellent means of breathing life into an application. A great interview can even, in some instances, push a borderline application over the top. But interviews – especially high-stakes interviews at top colleges – can be challenging to navigate. However, college applicants have an excellent resource close to home: their parents or guardians. Here are three specific ways parents can help prospective students prepare for a college admissions interview.

 

 

Why It's Important for Parents To Attend College Orientation

 

It is an exciting time for the entire family when a child goes off to college. It’s not only a transition from one phase of education to the next, but the beginning of your child’s first years away from home. This also means, in many cases, the parents’ first years with a child away or even an empty nest. Although many parents breathe a sigh of relief that the long journey to getting accepted to college is finally over, many need a little guidance on how to deal with this important next step. New student orientation can provide some of that guidance, as well as help you understand what college life will be like for your student and what life away from home will look like.

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