The Java Break: A Sip and a Glimpse of Lawrence, Kansas
Apr21

The Java Break: A Sip and a Glimpse of Lawrence, Kansas

If you’re a student at KU, what do you do when you run out of K-cups?

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Scholarship Mom Tip #21: Ask for Recommendations NOW
Apr25

Scholarship Mom Tip #21: Ask for Recommendations NOW

High school juniors, this tip is just for you!  Well before you leave school for the summer (Hint:  NOW), ask for letters of recommendation for scholarships from teachers or other school staff.  Give them a scholarship resume and ask for a letter with specific examples of your hard work and/or leadership skills.  Having your letters of recommendation in hand will allow you to apply for scholarships over the summer...

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On the Road to College with DJ Waldow
Nov07

On the Road to College with DJ Waldow

Special thanks to DJ Waldow, former guest on #CampusChat, for telling his First College Visit Story about traveling his road to college. From his first college visit to applying early decision to what happened next — there's nothing quite like being on the road to college.  The following excerpt is printed with permission from Handshake 2.0. where the story first appeared.  Road Tripping College Firsts I grew up...

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Alexis Avila: A Microcosm of the World At Large
Jul21

Alexis Avila: A Microcosm of the World At Large

From Alexis Avila for First College Visit, a series of first college visit stories by business professionals sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. When I was seven, my father transplanted our  whole family from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Brookline, Massachusetts. After eleven years of learning the Boston accent and New England way of life, I decided to return to my roots and visit the University of Michigan – Ann...

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Choosing a College: When Only One Answer Will Do
Jul13

Choosing a College: When Only One Answer Will Do

Football – The Only Answer From Evan Silverman for First College Visit, a series of first college visit stories by business professionals sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. Silverman (@WilliamPaid) was recently a featured guest on SmartCollegeVisit's #CampusChat: read more via...

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First College Visit Stories by Business Professionals
Mar25

First College Visit Stories by Business Professionals

When SmartCollegeVisit launched in November, 2009, we kicked things off by sponsoring a series of college visit stories by business professionals. We discovered what we hoped would be true — that for some, the memory of the first time they set foot on the campus of the school that would become their alma mater would become one those defining moments in their personal journeys from the youth to adulthood. We were delighted to...

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