Celebrating Freedom to Learn
Jul04

Celebrating Freedom to Learn

— Happy 4th of July reading fun!

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Super Bowl XLVII Team Rosters – Where’d They Go To School?
Feb02

Super Bowl XLVII Team Rosters – Where’d They Go To School?

Do you have Super Bowl fever? I do, but not because I’m a super-fan of football, but because the path that brought these men together to vie for this championship of all championships began when they first entered college. So where did the college-to-NFL journey begin for each of the players? Links to each team’s roster published by ESPN/NFL is displayed below. Enjoy the game! Super Bowl XLVII – February 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers Team Roster Does a college football program influence where you choose to go to...

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Where’d they go to School: Family Travel Conference Speakers
Oct16

Where’d they go to School: Family Travel Conference Speakers

On November 9th, 2012, I’ll be heading to Dallas, Texas to attend the Family Travel Conference sponsored by four great family-friendly-travel-loving companies: TravelingMom, Family Travel Forum, Taking the Kids, and Travel Media Showcase. I’m excited about the program which is “focused” on shooting video, post-production, and social media marketing. I’m also looking forward to meeting the workshop presenters and since we here at Smart College Visit tend to focus on the importance of a college education, I thought it would be fun to research and share where this great lineup of FTC presenters went to college. Genevieve Shaw Brown, Travel & Lifestyle Editor, ABC News – Emerson College, MA, Journalism St.Lawrence University, BA, English Wendy Peffin, Director of Consumer News and Digital Community at Conde Nast Traveler – Harvard University, B.A., History & Literature Rob Burgos, full circle post nyc – New York Institute of Technology, BFA, MA, Communication Arts Paul Eisenberg, staff writer Micato Safaris, ShermansTravel.com – Brandeis University BA, Psychology/European Cultural Studies Valarie D’Elia, Travel Reporter at NY1 News – University of Miami, BA, Broadcasting, Columbia University, MS, Journalism Melanie Nelson, Author, “Facebook All-In-One for Dummies” – Oklahoma State University, BA, MA, Technical Writing Kaleel Sakakeeny, CEO at New Media Travel – Emerson College, BA, MA, Technical Writing Kim Orlando, founder, Travelingmom, LLC – University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Finance/Entrepreneurship For more information about the Family Travel Conference, visit the #FTCDallas web site. To find a hotel near campus or get directions to campus for any of the colleges listed in this post, just click on the name of the school above. Colleges interested in updating their profile on Smart College Visit should contact us. For an example of an enhanced profile page, click...

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Barack Obama & Mitt Romney: Where’d They Go To School
Oct03

Barack Obama & Mitt Romney: Where’d They Go To School

Where’d they go to school? Both President Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney graduate from Harvard with law degrees. President Barack Obama: Occidental College (transferred to Columbia University) Columbia University (BA, Political Science) Harvard Law School (JD) Republican Party Candidate, Governor Mitt Romney: Stanford University (transferred to Brigham Young University) Brigham Young University (BA, English) Harvard University (JD/MBA) Published October 3,...

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The Location and Education of U. S. Presidents

Very cool look at our nation's presidents and a nice complement to our list of where presidents attended college: Explore our U.S. Presidents on a map (via Google Student blog) [Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog and Google Lat Long blog]  Where'd They Go to School?™ — The Presidents (Smart College Visit, originally published...

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CampusChat Explores Career Planning for Teens with Carol Christen
Nov02

CampusChat Explores Career Planning for Teens with Carol Christen

When career strategist, Carol Christen posted a statement on Twitter poking fun at our list: Top Tweeters: Where'd They Go To School, my curiosity was peaked.  She's right, it is a "silly" list, and while we created it for fun, it was the latter part of her tweet that got me wondering…is college for everyone? How does going or not going to college impact you're ability to succeed? What choices led these top tweeters to the celeb status they now enjoy? I went to Carol's web site, Parachute4Teens: Career Help for the Young and Restless, and quickly decided that I wanted to know more about her work and her take on teens, careers, and college.  We connected, where else, but on Twitter, then later moved our conversation to email and then to telephone. I learned that Carol is a career strategist and author who has been involved in providing life and work planning and job-search skill training since 1979. Her book, What Color is Your Parachute for Teens  was written to help teens begin career planning while still in high school in ways that help them discover what type of work they love and suits them best. Carol says, "It's not about narrowing down career choices, it's about expanding them as you (the teen) learn more about yourself and the job market."  After our communication, I had even more questions:  Is starting to plan a career at 15 too young? Is a "good education" enough to help graduates find jobs? Does the choice of major matter?  Does everyone need to go to college? Carol's got answers and she's going to share them Wednesday evening as my guest on CampusChat. If you have questions about career planning for teens, join us on CampusChat at 9 pm, Eastern. Please feel free to post questions in the comment section of this blog post as well and I'll see that Carol gets them.  On Wednesday evening, follow tweets with "#CampusChat" to track or participate in the Twitter chat with...

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