SmartCollegeVisit October 2010 Digest
Oct31

SmartCollegeVisit October 2010 Digest

Each month, an amazing group of students, parents, writers, educators, and consultants appear on SmartCollegeVisit. Though this web site is centered around our passion for helping people get the most from their college visits, we also explore topics that may be of interest to parents (and students) once their teens are enrolled in college.  Today, I want to thank everyone who contributed to our posts during the month of October....

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Top 7 Posts on SmartCollegeVisit
Oct03

Top 7 Posts on SmartCollegeVisit

Out of 275 posts published since January of 2010 and covering topics that range from college tours to campus life and beyond, which are read most often?  According out Google Analyitcs, our Smart See, Smart Do college showcase featuring Grinnell College's unique library carrels in the Burling Library is still #1, with the piece subtitled "A Green Roof Grows in Manhattan" about Barnard's new LEED certified Diana...

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Top Tweeters: Where’d They Go To School
Sep20

Top Tweeters: Where’d They Go To School

September 20, 2010 If you tweet, then you’re likely to be familiar with the 2009 Twitter Wars between Ashton & Oprah. As with any competition, there’s the race to the top, followed by the race to stay on top. When we began working on this list of Top Tweeters, Britney was in the lead and, by the time we were ready to publish, Lady Gaga had risen to #1 position. So, rather than rank these tweeters by their shifting...

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Boston: A College Kid’s Playground
Jul31

Boston: A College Kid’s Playground

With population of roughly 600,000 residents with a median of 31.1 years of age, Boston is possibly one of the most young-adult-friendly cities in the country offering countless opportunities to experience real city life with a college town atmosphere.  More than 200,000 area college students thrive in the city that knows how to meet their needs for fun. Prospective students visiting a college or university in Boston may want to...

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WilliamPaid: Building Credit One Rent Payment at a Time
Jun15

WilliamPaid: Building Credit One Rent Payment at a Time

For many, renting an apartment while in college is a student's first step to living on his or her own. Students living on their own quickly come to realize that independence comes with a lot of responsibility: paying rent, managing credit cards, budgeting money for groceries and bills, etc. Part of becoming an adult is understanding credit: what it is, how to build it, and what applies to it. A play on words –"Bill...

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SheldonWord-Nerd Wrap-up on CampusChat: Transcript for June 9, 2010

Word-Nerd founder Jenn Cohen was our guest on #CampusChat on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Tweeting from @SheldonWord-Nerd, Jenn scores the highest among our chat guests to date with the most active chat to date. WhatTheHashtag reports the following stats: 341 tweets and 23 contributors (stats reported cover the past seven days – with the highest concentration of activity on chat night). Jenn alone contributed 94 tweets last night in...

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