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5 Things Parents Should Know About Esports as a Career Path

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Dec 6, 2018 1:37:00 PM

If you are a parent of a child who is showing an interest in Esports as a career, you might have some questions about what that means. While video games have been around for decades, Esports as an industry is relatively new. Whether you are fully on-board with your child pursuing Esports or are a little apprehensive, there are a few things that can help you understand the industry a little more and help guide your child along their path.

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Topics: esports, For Parents, Middle School Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs

How to Help Your High Schooler Grow Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Dec 3, 2018 9:19:00 AM

There are a lot of articles about what values parents should instill in their children in order to help them achieve an entrepreneurial mindset. While most of this advice is sound, such as teaching your kids risk/reward, allowing them to learn from their failures, and modeling hard work, many of these are overarching parental philosophies that can ring hollow – they sound great, but exactly what does this mean on the ground?

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Topics: Julian Krinsky Business School, Pre-Professional Programs, High School Summer Programs, Pre-College Summer Programs

Experience Summer Camp at Yale University - Are you Ready for an Ivy League University?

Posted by Alex McLoughlin on Nov 20, 2018 2:33:00 PM

Prospecting institutions of higher education can be an intimidating experience for any high school student. Those who may have spent only a limited time away from home and are now considering their first adventure in another state—perhaps another country—often find it daunting, to say the least.

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

3 Ways Cooperative Learning Can Create a Lifelong Love of Learning

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Nov 14, 2018 2:33:00 PM

Cooperative learning can include varied settings and formats, but we are going to use it to broadly cover interactive group activities – namely, those in which groups of students work together to solve problems.

If you are picturing a free-for-all setting, like Lord of the Flies, don’t worry. Good teachers remain engaged throughout the process to keep an eye on the work and offer feedback on individual and group performance. Offering clear expectations and guidelines early on will allow students to understand the boundaries and allow more freedom and autonomy to explore the problems inside of these parameters.

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Topics: For Parents, Middle School Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs

How Networking at Summer Camp Can Expand Career Opportunities

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Nov 9, 2018 2:30:46 PM

A lot of people talk about the importance of networking to land your dream job, which is great. However, not enough people discuss proactively building your network as early as possible, long before you are even thinking about taking your first job. This can have a huge upside. Getting into a good school and landing a great internship, for example, are both much easier with connections in place and will help you land your dream job down the road.

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Topics: Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, Internships for High School Students, Julian Krinsky Business School

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