Last Words of Advice for Parents

Last Words of Advice for Parents

This series of posts opened with an exercise aimed at parents, so this post bookends the series with another section directed at parents. All parents want what is best for their children. Thinking about colleges and extracurricular activities is obviously stressful,...
Advice for Sophomores

Advice for Sophomores

Although sophomores have a lot more to juggle than freshmen, they still have some time and freedom to figure out where their passions lie. But by the end of sophomore year—and in time for the summer after sophomore year—students should be ready to commit to certain...
Advice for Seniors

Advice for Seniors

Senior year affords students some new opportunities. Cream-of-the-crop leadership positions are usually reserved for seniors. Plus, students who turn eighteen become eligible for a whole new range of volunteer positions and jobs. Stick with the activities you’ve been...
Advice for Juniors

Advice for Juniors

Here’s the bad news for current juniors: it is not the best time to start thinking about extracurricular activities. One of the main things that colleges look for in a student is consistency and commitment. A sudden passion developed late junior year, say, for the...