Internships Aren’t Just for College Students

By |2019-01-13T22:49:52+00:00January, 15, 2019|Careers, College Majors, College Preparation|

In today's job market, experience almost always gives you an edge.  This is especially true for college students and recent college graduates who are looking for their first job.  One of the best ways to get relevant experience is through an internship, and colleges are doing more and more to [...]

Straight A’s Don’t Necessarily Lead to a Successful Life

By |2019-01-14T01:14:43+00:00January, 2, 2019|Careers|

Would you believe me if I told you that the most successful people don't get straight A's in college?  Probably not.  In fact, you might look at me like I had three heads.  But I'd be telling the truth. In a recent New York Times column, Dr. Adam Grant, a [...]

How to Assess a College’s Value

By |2018-11-13T19:39:08+00:00November, 13, 2018|Careers, College Majors, College Rankings, College Research, Paying for College|

As the cost of college climbs higher, more students and parents are approaching the college search with a new focus: Return on Investment (ROI).  Essentially, this is a calculation of the value of a degree from a certain college.  It involves determining the amount of money it will cost a [...]

Should You Attend a Community College?

By |2017-04-13T18:01:31+00:00March, 6, 2017|Careers, College Degrees, College Majors, College Research|

Parents often ask me if their children should begin their college education at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college to complete their Bachelor's degree.  Community colleges offer a number of benefits, such as lower tuition, smaller classes, and in some cases, more support.  Yet there are also some drawbacks [...]

A Career Coach Offers Advice on Informational Interviewing

By |2017-04-13T18:01:34+00:00January, 9, 2017|Careers, College Degrees, College Majors, College Preparation|

Guest blog post by Danielle Menditch, Certified Career Coach Are you trying to figure out how to choose your major and how it will lead to careers after college? As a career coach who has worked with high school students, I suggest using informational interviews to gather information about different [...]

Upcoming workshop on College Majors and Careers

By |2017-04-13T18:01:43+00:00July, 30, 2014|Careers, College Degrees, College Majors, College Preparation|

On Tuesday, August 12, career development specialist Danielle Menditch, MSW, will be offering a free workshop for high school and college students and their parents.  Entitled "Using Reverse Engineering to Discover Your Educational Path," the workshop will help participants explore their educational options (majors, minors, and various areas of study) from a different [...]