Study Tips

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Finals are just around the corner, and I know it can be tough to fit in the time to study, and study effectively. So here are a few tips to help you out. 1. Find your niche. In order to study effectively, some people to need to leave … Continue reading

Sleeping Tips in College

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner We have all been there – whether it is all nighters, cat naps, or insomnia, college is known for sleep deprivation. I’ve put a few tips together to help you get some proper sleep, which makes for a more productive day. 1. Exercise. Try walking to class or … Continue reading

College On a Budget

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Oh yes, the days of Ramen noodle and left overs…we have all been there, dreaming of the days when ‘money was no object,’ and when our parents took care of all of our expenses. Well, we want to help make the most of your college experience  by providing … Continue reading

Social Media and College Students

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner   Here are three ways college students can utilize Social Media for resources, building relationships/connections, and staying up-to-date with friends. 1. Information is always available: The library use to be the only way a college student could properly study or research for papers. But today we are seeing … Continue reading

Support Japan With $10 + A Bit of Your Time

At this point, we are all familiar with the crisis in Japan. Now is the time to give support to the people there. For high-school and college students, maybe donating a significant amount of funds is a bit difficult right now, but here are 5 ways Mashable.com recommends giving back with just $10 and a … Continue reading

Legacy=A Leg Up?

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner   When I discuss the higher education admission process with my clients, in an attempt to manage expectations, I often invoke the analogy of a single file line.  I say, “Guess who’s already in front of you?” Those students that represent geographic and ethnic diversity certainly are.  Those … Continue reading

South Carolina College Tour

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Like a good consultant, I love an organized college tour.  Put me on a bus, feed me periodically, and marinate me in college knowledge. But this tour was unique, with equal amounts of knowledge procured on the bus as off. I am presently on a four-day South Carolina … Continue reading

Will This Be On The Test?

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many students wonder whether or not attending your top college choice’s pre-college summer program will heighten your chances of admission? While no college will put this in writing, the benefit to spending four to eight weeks on the college campus of your dreams will enable you to better … Continue reading

Summer Lovin’

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many high school students have picked out their J.Crew swim wear long before they have given any thought to their summer plans. While it’s important to look good poolside or beachside, isn’t it more important to think about how desirable you will look to college admissions counselors? When … Continue reading

Looking for summer programs in communications?

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many students reported that their students had good experiences in programs at American and Boston U. While no one reported sending a student to the communications program at Syracuse, there’s agreement that it’s worth serious consideration, given the general strength of Syracuse’s summer program and its undergrad communications … Continue reading