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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

You’ve Been Accepted; Now, Where Should You Enroll?

By |2017-04-13T18:01:40+00:00March, 14, 2016|College Admissions, College Majors, College Research, College Visits, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

March is an important month for high school seniors: by the end of it, most students will know which colleges admitted them and which didn't.  Students may know April 1 as April Fool's Day, but, it is also the date by which many colleges release their admissions decisions.  Students then have until [...]

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 [...]

Surveys Show the Value of a Liberal Arts Education

By |2017-04-13T18:03:02+00:00October, 17, 2013|College Admissions, College Degrees, College Majors|

At a recent presentation, a parent asked me, "What would you recommend as the best college and best major?"  I said I really couldn't answer that question, as there is no "best school" or "best major" for everyone; rather, both of these things are specific to each individual.  I went on to [...]