College Search – Where do I start?
Dec13

College Search – Where do I start?

When you realize there are more than 3,500 colleges in the U.S., not to mention great options abroad, it may seem like college rankings are the logical place to start the college search. Perhaps. Then again, perhaps not.

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Stress-free Graduation Travel
Apr29

Stress-free Graduation Travel

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for: your son or daughter is finally graduating from college and will soon be a wage-earner! So pack your hankies and get ready for one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime: college graduation. Here are a few tips to make this weekend easy and stress-free.

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Are You A Gap Year Candidate?
Feb27

Are You A Gap Year Candidate?

According to the research, Gap Year graduates who have participated in a structured Gap Year are performing better in college (1-2 points in GPA), graduating earlier, proving more motivated in their studies, engaging more in campus activities, and are happier in their careers.

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3 Ways to Use Pinterest in your College Search
Apr03

3 Ways to Use Pinterest in your College Search

Gail Billingsley Think Pinterest is just for crafts & fashion? Think again! This social media platform can be a useful resource for college-bound teens and parents. Here’s how: Create boards for potential colleges, cool things you want to see, dorm decorating ideas, college fashions (gotta have something in school colors!) and ideas for your new life. See a photo of a college you might like? Re-Pin it on your “potentials” board. On a college visit? Pin pictures of your favorite places so you can remember and share them. If you have already chosen a college, then Pinterest can really get fun. Start scoping out other boards and websites for dorm decorating ideas. Your college might already have a board up with model room photos and decorating regulations or you can find hundreds of ideas from private boards. And, when you see something you know you can’t live without, pin it on your “wish list” board. That “Hello Kitty” mini-fridge would fit right into your dorm décor and a wish list board might give your relatives some great ideas for graduation gifts, too. You can also start planning for life on campus. Check boards for ideas on good recipes that you can make in your dorm microwave or discover the newest tech gadgets you can’t live without in college. When it comes time to shop and pack for college, it will be much easier if you’ve already made a board with things you want to remember and take with you. Simply put, Pinterest makes college planning fun. To get started, check out Smart College Visit’s Pinterest boards. We feature everything from dorm decorating ideas to college selection tips and favorite mascot photos. Ready to use Pinterest? Here are our Three Tips To Get Started on...

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#CampusChat Discusses Equestrian College Selection This Wednesday
Mar07

#CampusChat Discusses Equestrian College Selection This Wednesday

BLACKSBURG, VA, March 7, 2012.  If you are a serious horseman or woman, SAT scores aren’t your only concern when searching for the right college. Intercollegiate riding is competitive and highly selective. Randi Heathman, founder of Equestrian College Advisor, will be available Wednesday, March 7 at 9pm EST via #CampusChat to discuss this niche sport and how it fits into a college education. The goal of Equestrian College Advisor is to assist college-bound equestrians follow their passion for competitive riding while pursuing their chosen career path. “Many riders don’t think they can have it all when it comes to their college education, but with a little bit of research and planning, they can,” said Randi Heathman. “Riding is the only sport I know of where the entire format changes once a student hits the college level and I want to help the students negotiate that transition.” Heathman is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She is also a member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). Smart College Visit (SCV) continues its 2-year Wednesday night tradition of hosting informative and engaging Twitter chats regarding various aspects of college admission via “#CampusChat” when it hosts Randi Heathman, founder of Equestrian College Advisor, at 9pm EST on March 7. CampusChat is open to the public for participation. Anyone with a Twitter id can join the conversation by adding “#campuschat” to their Twitter message. Follow SmartCollegeVisit @collegevisit for announcements about the chat. Go to: What is #CampusChat? for SmartCollegeVisit's Twitter chat...

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I Think I’ll Go to Boston
Feb03

I Think I’ll Go to Boston

February 3, 2012Chelsea Merget   Looking back on my four years at Boston University, it is difficult for me to pin down exactly what drew me here.   The communications program is phenomenal.  The faculty is first-class.  Boston is a great city to be in as a college student.  But I think that what sealed the deal with Boston University was when I first visited in April of 2008. The campus had begun its spring transformation and was blooming back to life from the winter months.  It enveloped me.  I felt like I already was a student there.  I could see myself walking along the Charles River during a study break. Without hesitation, I could picture milling around the dining hall with new found friends. The scholars around me exuded excellence.  I was surrounded by future CEOs, scientists and educators. It was then that I knew that I would flourish at BU. To this day, spring is still my favorite season in Boston.  It is full of life and color, much like my experience at Boston University.  It reminds me of my first visit to campus and of the new beginnings that await me.   Become a Campus Rep Intern: If you're interested in gaining real-world experience in writing, marketing and social media outreach and, at the same time, representing your beloved college or university, contact us for more information about our campus rep internship...

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