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6 Steps to Help You Decide on a College Major

Posted by Brenda Ronan on May 21, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Whether you are still in high school or in your freshman or sophomore year in college, you may be one of the millions of students that are currently undecided about what they should choose for a college major. While this can be an incredibly stressful situation, here are a few tips that will help make it easier to make the decision.

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

How to Prepare For An Internship Interview

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Apr 23, 2019 9:06:00 AM

 One of the best ways to gain experience and insight into an industry is to do an internship. If you are in high school, internships can help you follow a passion or try new things to inform your decision of what college major would suit you best.

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Topics: Internships for High School Students, High School Summer Programs, Pre-Professional Programs

5 Tips to Summer Success

Posted by Ezra Solway on Apr 9, 2019 12:32:00 PM

Here is a radical idea: what if summer could be about relaxing, having fun with new friends while also learning new applicable skills to use in the real world? These days it seems impossible to reconcile the two. It can be stressful for students, especially those approaching prospects of college, to focus on their future when they are so caught up with homework, social life and all of the challenges of growing up. It’s tempting to just stay in the moment and neglect the bigger picture. It’s never too late, however, to map out a course of action for the future so that your goals (which may seem far off and distant now) seem practical and easy to accomplish. Here are a few of our handy tips to stay ahead and avoid falling behind this summer.

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

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

10 Things You'll Do This Summer at International Leadership for Social Impact

Posted by Michelle Fan on Feb 5, 2019 11:18:31 AM

International Leadership for Social Impact (ILSI) is a unique four week program that teaches the skills for a career in global leadership. There is so much more to the program than just the academic portion of it! Michelle is a counselor at the program and highlights 10 of the best parts of the program. 

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Topics: International Leadership for Social Impact, Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs

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