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Career Management: Parents are invited

During the Q&A session after a recent talk I gave someone asked what I thought about parents who wanted to attend interviews with their recent college graduate.  The way in which the question was asked and the ensuing discussion left no doubt about the audience’s point of view.  They were against it!  The collective feeling … Continue reading Career Management: Parents are invited

Parents Worries And 7 Things You Can Do To Ease Your Mind

The Princeton Review’s annual survey of “Hopes and Worries” among college applicants and parents for 2015 found that…(to read more) 90% viewed financial aid as “very” necessary to pay for college 66% said it was “extremely” necessary 45% saw a “better job as the main benefit of a college education, and Other surveys report that … Continue reading Parents Worries And 7 Things You Can Do To Ease Your Mind

Parents of Blue Chip Athletes Need More for their Student than a College Degree

Parents and recruits know the odds of making a living as a professional athlete are astronomically long. And even when talent and good fortune allows them to play at the next level, professional careers are remarkably short. That’s why athletic departments have support programs in place that improve a recruit’s chances of earning a college degree—one that serves as a back up plan.

What Grandparents Can Do

At the tender age of 9 Kasey is already programed to tell anyone who will listen that she plans to attend Stanford University. Does this sound like your grandchild? Though you may be happy to see that they have a high level of personal ambition, if you are like the rest of us you probably don’t know what else to do beyond offering an accepting nod of approval, a smile and perhaps of some version of “atta-girl” as encouragement.