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: 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 …

How Teachers Can Help Students Get Good Grades

Susan Simmons For Educators, For Students

In this handy guide, we’ve shared how teachers can guide students to improve their grades and develop their skills. Of course, there needs to be motivation for students to achieve academic success, but if you implement strong principles in your lesson plans, you will set students on the right path. The following five strategies will foster a more nurturing learning …

Why We Turn the Tassel when we graduate

Claudia Artandi For Educators, For Students

In this guide, we’ve shared the history of the graduation tassel. Most notably,  why we turn the tassel left or right during commencement. Unlike the cap and gown, the tassel is a recent addition to graduation attire.  Actually it has only become popular in the last 50 years.  Depending on your educational level, you may move the tassel left or right …

How to Help Students Find a Great Job After Graduation

Jesse Alexander For Students

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 27% of students have a job lined up before receiving their degree. Typically, it takes months for a graduate to find a job after college.  This limbo period is generally difficult for new graduates.   Below, we’ve shared how colleges/universities can help students find jobs in a competitive market. These five strategies will prepare …

How to Increase Alumni Engagement at Your College

Jesse Alexander Events & Culture, For Students

For many graduates, the idea of donating money to their alumni association is tough to grasp. Why should a graduate give more money to an institution when they owe so much in student loans? Engaging alumni is a delicate process, but there are a few ways to build trust.  In this guide, we’ve shared four alumni engagement strategies to increase …

10 Summer Learning Activities for Students

Kristoff Albanese For Educators, For Students

In this guide, we’ve shared 10 summer learning activities for students to keep their brains active during the hottest months. Children don’t need to read a book to learn new concepts and skills. Often, the best way to learn is by doing. These 10 fun activities will open your child’s mind and create lasting memories for the entire family. With …

Path to Your Dream Job

Susan Simmons For Students, Fun Facts

Once you’ve decided to pursue a career path, it’s time to take action. Here are a few concrete steps that can elevate your resume and help you stand out in competitive fields. The clichéd phrase, “It’s all about who you know,” has a grain of truth to it, but it’s equally as important to acquire skills that set you apart. …