Who are your people?
Sep03

Who are your people?

John Carpenter I’ll tell you a secret. Every single year, the night before the first day of school, I get a little nervous.  You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s that inside-your-stomach jumpiness that comes right before something big happens, and though it feels kind of weird, I’ve discovered it’s actually a pretty good thing. That nervous feeling reminds us that beginnings are important, and when something is...

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John Lennon’s Take on: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
Jan29

John Lennon’s Take on: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’ve probably been asked this several thousand times throughout your young life, though the wording changes slightly when you’re in college: “What do you want to do with your life?” If you answered “Be happy” what kind of reaction do you think you’d get? We addressed this topic to some degree in a recent #CampusChat on how to be the...

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Your College Admissions Essay: Get Real
Oct04

Your College Admissions Essay: Get Real

John Carpenter, Director of Admissions and University Counseling at the United World College, UWC Costa Rica, responded with this guest post to one of the takeaways from NACAC about what college admissions officers are really looking for in an essay. The full text of this also appears on his blog: askJohnaboutcollege.com. We encourage students to ask college admissions officers about what they are looking for when reading an...

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