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Extracurricular Activities and Careers

When thinking about possible careers, it’s natural that you’d first turn to your academic interests.  After all, we tend to link jobs with education.  However, the classroom is not the only place that can lead to career ideas and ambitions.  If you’re having trouble zeroing in on your options, we recommend looking to your extracurricular […]

Best College Majors by Salary

PayScale recently released the best college majors for undergrads by salary. Here are the top 10 and their mid-career median salaries: #1 Petroleum Engineering: $155,000 #2 Chemical Engineering: $109,000 #3 Electrical Engineering: $103,000 #4 Materials Science & Engineering: $103,000 #5 Aerospace Engineering: $102,000 #6 Computer Engineering: $101,000 #7 Physics: $101,000 #8 Applied Mathematics: $98,600 #9 […]

How What You Do Over Summer Vacation Will – or Won’t – Impact College Admissions

Ah summer – just relaxing in a hammock on a beach or by the pool, sipping fruity drinks and watching time pass oh so slowly. Right. For most rising high school seniors (and juniors and, Lord help me, freshmen and sophomores), summer is a mad frenzy of activity. Somehow, this insanity has been linked to […]

Strategies for Picking a College Major

You’ve spent countless hours combing through college brochures, touring campuses (both in person and virtually) and painstakingly perfecting your application essay. You anxiously played the waiting game, fretting about which schools would grant you that coveted acceptance letter. And you heavily weighed the pros and cons of every university you got into, agonizing over which […]