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Career Exploration at Enrichment

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Jul 2, 2019 10:08:00 AM

Why you should start career exploration in high school

How many people have asked you what you want to be when you grow up? Or, what you want to major in? If your answer has been “I don’t know,” you are not alone! Many students go into college as undecided and take several years to declare their major. Even though this is extremely common, it does have its drawbacks: some students end up having to go to college for an extra semester or two because they didn’t declare a major soon enough. Also, it’s possible that you didn’t choose the college that would be best for your career choice. If you want to get the most out of your college experience high school is a great time to start exploring different options.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, For Parents, College Admissions

Pre-Med Prep Summer Courses

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Jun 26, 2019 8:46:00 AM

So you decided you want to be a doctor. If you are in high school and have already decided you want to become a doctor then you can use your time in high school to prepare for your future career. But knowing you want to enter a competitive and demanding field such as medicine can make your future path seem stressful. You might feel unsure about how to prepare for the academic rigors of college or even feel pressure about getting into the right school. 

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, College Admissions

College Admission Guide: SAT Prep Classes

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Jun 3, 2019 12:38:00 PM

Like it or not, standardized test scores play a very important role in college admission decisions. While arguments abound about whether or not the SAT accurately measures a student’s chance of success in college or even appropriately tests what they learned in high school, this doesn’t change the fact that you are going to have to take them.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, College Admissions

7 Ways to Prepare To Write Your College Application Essay

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Apr 30, 2019 8:39:56 AM

Although it’s been a few years since I’ve written my college application essay, I remember it like it was yesterday. The dread of writing an essay that was so important to my future was enough to make me procrastinate even more than usual. I think many students, myself included, put a lot of pressure on finding a story admissions officers want to hear. In reality, it’s not about writing the perfect story or anecdote, but about putting in the effort to write a well thought out essay. Once my application was finished, I can say with confidence that the hardest part of writing it was getting started. Instead of dragging my feet for weeks, I should have just dived in. The steps below are what I wish I would have known before starting my college application essay and hopefully they will help some students out there take the plunge.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, College Admissions

What’s the Secret Ingredient to a Competitive Summer Program or College Application?

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Mar 14, 2019 2:20:00 PM

A lot of people are looking for advice on how a summer program can make their college application more competitive – but let’s back up a minute first. What if you should actually focus on how to write a compelling application to land a spot in a competitive summer program for high schoolers? There are many great summer programs in which space is limited and the application pool is very large; these types of programs typically require a merit-based application to ensure that the students chosen represent a good fit for the program, have the skills necessary to succeed and help the program itself exceed expectations.

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Topics: Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, yale, College Admissions

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