Do You Have to Know Your Major Before College?

By |2017-05-16T22:41:19+00:00May, 3, 2017|College Admissions, College Applications, College Degrees, College Majors, College Research|

Students and parents frequently ask me how important it is to determine what you want to major in before you go to college.  As with so many aspects of the college search and admissions process, the answer is, "It depends." Some would say that the whole point of going to college is [...]

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 [...]

Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth the Money?

By |2018-01-22T15:43:36+00:00September, 12, 2016|College Degrees, College Majors|

What's a poetry lover to do?  Although many students become excited about the liberal arts in high school or even before then, some are reluctant to pursue such studies in college.  Between rising tuition and ballooning student loan debt, increasing numbers of students feel like they should pursue more practical, career-related degrees, like business, engineering, or nursing.  Often, [...]

How to Begin the College Search Process

By |2017-04-13T18:01:41+00:00March, 1, 2016|College Degrees, College Preparation, College Research, College Visits, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

  As spring approaches, many high school juniors and their parents are beginning to feel the impending pressure of college, if they haven’t been feeling it already.  For those who are just beginning their college search, the prospect may seem overwhelming.  With more than 4,700 colleges in the United States [...]

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 [...]

Good High School Grades Do More Than Help Students Get Into College

By |2017-04-13T18:01:46+00:00May, 27, 2014|College Admissions, College Degrees, College Preparation|

It goes without saying that high school students with higher grades generally have a better chance of getting into college.  But getting good grades in high school also improves one's chances of earning more money in his or her career. A recent study by researchers at the University of Miami found that [...]

Colorado: A Great Place to Work (and Live)

By |2017-04-13T18:01:48+00:00May, 14, 2014|College Degrees|

Whether you're a Colorado native or not, and regardless of where you plan to go to college, you might want to strongly consider settling here after graduation.  The state has become a very attractive destination for recent college graduates for many reasons: the weather, the mountains, the lifestyle, etc.  But one of [...]

Deciding Which College to Attend: Does it Really Matter?

By |2017-04-13T18:01:52+00:00April, 17, 2014|College Admissions, College Degrees, College Rankings|

You've received your acceptance letters, and, if you're lucky, you're now facing the arduous task of choosing among several great options.  On the other hand, you may be upset that you didn't get into your top choice school(s) and now have to select from "less desirable" colleges. For many students, [...]

Is College Still “Worth It”?

By |2017-04-13T18:01:58+00:00February, 19, 2014|College Degrees|

According to Benjamin Franklin, "The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance."  Of course, when Franklin made that statement over 200 years ago, he probably could not have even imagined how expensive higher education in the U.S. would become.  Indeed, these days, many parents and students are wondering if a [...]