(3) Searching Students x (1) Motivated Mom = Beaucoups Memorable College Visits
May24

(3) Searching Students x (1) Motivated Mom = Beaucoups Memorable College Visits

by Lisa Campbell Warren To talk with Laetitia Krisel, a high school junior at the Lycee Francais de New York, in NYC, and her mom, Donna Zilkha, about the college-search process is to learn something about the delight of the “match.” Finding out about schools and about yourself (and, for a parent, about your child) are described as intertwined threads in one exhilarating exploration. No strangers to adventure, Laetitia’s...

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Smart Learning at University of Rochester

By Lisa Campbell Warren Dream it, do it! KEY Program Jumpstarts Enterprising Students “If you can dream it, you can do it,” Walt Disney said famously. What he said next is worth noting too: “Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.” Substitute “an undergraduate student with a great idea” for “a mouse” to describe the principle behind the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year program. Within a...

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College Tour Halloween Haunts
Oct27

College Tour Halloween Haunts

by Lisa Campbell Warren Dare to Visit… The Haunts of Famous American (Scary) Storytellers! Late October, with the trees dressed up in brilliant yellow, red and gold, and the added thrill of Halloween festivities, is a fantastic time to visit colleges on the East Coast. Students and parents who appreciate the “spooky” literature of Washington Irving (“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Rip Van Winkle,” and other stories) and Edgar...

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Smart Learning at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

A business school after Aristotle’s heart “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing,” said Aristotle (384-322 BC). If the Greek philosopher chose to study business today, he’d feel right at home as an undergraduate at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.  Experiential learning, aka “learning by doing,” is at the core of  Whitman’s bachelor of science programs in accounting, entrepreneurship and...

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Smart Learning at Alma College

Where Spring Term Knows No Boundaries Do you like to think outside the box? At Alma College, in Michigan, during the four-week Spring Term, students and professors together step outside the proverbial box—and across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. For example, they: Explore the rain forest and the indigenous communities along the Amazon River. Conduct archival research at the John F. Kennedy presidential library in...

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A Little Class Goes a Long Way
Nov19

A Little Class Goes a Long Way

The purpose of a college visit is to get a feel for life on that particular campus and to determine whether or not life there is a good fit. A tour of campus and a visit to the dorm, and even eating on campus can provide a snapshot of a day in the life of a college student, but if you don't take the time to visit a class, then you'll miss out on a great learning opportunity. All it takes is a little additional planning to work...

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