Road to College: Public University vs. Private College?

Jesse Alexander For Students

As with financial aid, the decision between a public and a private university depends on personal need and preference. State-supported universities can be great for students who flourish in a communal, lecture-based environment.  At an institution like the University of Maryland, you will spend your first year or two in a stadium-type lecture hall with 300-400 other students.  Your opportunities …

Road to College: Applying for Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Kristoff Albanese For Educators, For Students, Graduation

Financial aid is an immeasurably valuable resource when paying for college.  While many students worry that the cost of a higher education will keep college out of their reach, assistance packages are available to four out of five high school graduates. Applying for aid is not only helpful but, in many cases, necessary.   One option to consider is a program’s …

Road to College: Thinking about your College Major in High School

Jesse Alexander For Educators

Although it may seem early to think about your college major in High School, this level of preparedness allows students to stand out in the application process and during college interviews.  Though some colleges require you to decide on a major before entering, your choice won’t define you for life so feel free to explore all the possibilities and all …

Road to College: Why You Should Get a High School Internship

Kristoff Albanese For Students, Graduation

Many High School and College students never pursue an internship, so by getting one you’ll be well ahead of the curve.  It doesn’t matter where, it just matters that you’re getting experience.  If you have a dream, pursue it!  But if you’re not sure, that’s okay.  Not  knowing what you want is exactly why most students get internships in the …

GraduationSource Early Bird Program Details

Jesse Alexander For Educators

Attention: Graduation Coordinators! It’s that time of year again. Yes, kids and teachers are back to school, but that’s not what we are talking about. We are already thinking about graduation, and we think you should too. The chances are that you’ve heard of our Early Bird promotion. You may be thinking, “Graduation gowns? The school year has just begun.” …

A Day in the Life of a College Administrator

Claudia Artandi Uncategorized

College administrators may have a fancy job title, but what exactly do they do? At a basic level, working in higher education administration is a multi-faceted role that includes the following.  Student admissions, curricula, budgets, personnel management, and much more. Typically, larger institutions will have multiple administrators that specialize in a single field.   In this practical guide, we’ve broken down …

Buying vs. Renting Professor Regalia

Kristoff Albanese Uncategorized

In this quick guide, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of buying professor regalia.  If you plan on having a long career in academia, it might be worth the investment to buy regalia up front. As a professor, there’s nothing quite like having your own custom robe and tam for Graduation.   First, take a moment to consider your current employment situation.  …

High School Graduation Planning Checklist

Susan Simmons For Educators

In this handy guide, we’ve shared a high school graduation ceremony checklist to ensure that your program is planned to the letter. A successful commencement is 95% planning, from the event scheduling to the ticket distribution. When you’ve thought of everything beforehand, you’ll have fewer curveballs on the big day. Let’s walk through the planning process step by step: First, …

Tips for Teachers: How to Deal With Difficult Parents

Claudia Artandi For Educators

While teaching, have you ever had trouble handling an outspoken and disrespectful student? Did you ever get the parents involved, only to find that they were just as difficult as the child? Some parents will respect your knowledge and experience as a teacher, while others will blame you for their child’s struggles. In this guide, we’ve shared 4 teacher tips …