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How to Make the Most of an After School Job

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

After School Jobs Can Help Students Expand Their Horizons and Build Their Skill Set

Whether it’s bussing tables at a local restaurant or babysitting your neighbor’s kids, after school jobs are an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-life experience while getting a head start on savings.

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What to Do After Submitting Your College Applications

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 01:05 PM

Your Apps are In – Now What? 

For high school seniors across the country, the past few months have likely been a whirlwind of writing, editing, and putting the final touches on early and regular round college applications. While finishing up the last of your applications can feel like a satisfying achievement, many students are at a loss for what to do next.

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Last-Minute College Application Advice from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here are Some Top Tips from Our Team of Expert Counselors

Regular application deadlines are just days away! Are you ready to hit “submit” on your final few college applications?

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How to Talk About Applying to College This Thanksgiving

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The College Admissions Process Can be a Sensitive Subject Over the Holidays – Here’s How to Approach It

The holidays can bring together friends and family members that may not be able to see each other frequently, and that can result in a lot of catching up over dinner conversation – especially when a student is applying to college. It’s not unusual for family members to default to the college conversation as soon as they see a high school senior, but sometimes this can unintentionally lead to additional stress or students just having the same discussion over and over again. Here’s how parents, students, and family members can approach the college conversation this Thanksgiving.

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College Prep 101: Guide to College Application Recommendation Letters

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

Recommendation Letters are an Extremely Important College Application “Soft Factor”

Most colleges will require recommendation letters as part of the admissions process, but why do they matter? For many students, recommendations can be an afterthought as it’s one part of the application they don’t actually have to write, but neglecting this important application component can hurt your applicant profile.

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Reviewing Your College Apps: 4 Things to Look for Before Submitting

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Keep an Eye Out for Common Mistakes When Reviewing Your Applications Before Hitting “Submit”

Early application deadlines are around the corner, and for students planning to apply to their top-choice colleges by November, it’s time to put the finishing touches on their applications. Students should take time to review their applications before submitting, but what should they be mindful of when proofreading their college apps?

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5 Pieces of College Prep Advice from an IvyWise Student

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

IvyWise Pro Bono Student Eunice Gives Insight and Advice Into Her College Admissions Journey

Often the college prep advice that students can best relate to is that given by peers going through the same journey. So what insight do students currently navigating the college admissions landscape have for others? We caught up with IvyWise pro bono student Eunice to get her take on what students need to keep in mind when applying to college this fall, and some advice for students who may be just starting the college prep process!

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What to Leave Off Your College Application Activity List

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t “Resume Pad” In Order to Look More Appealing to Admissions Officers

Many college-bound students struggle with what or how much to put on their college application activity list. Often, many students will add a number of extra activities in order to make it look like they’ve done a lot more initiatives in high school, but this resume padding can actually hurt more than it helps. 

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5 Things to Keep in Mind This College Admissions Season

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

Don’t Fall For Common Myths or Let Stress Ruin the Process

The college admissions process can produce a lot of unnecessary stress for high school seniors. While it’s normal to feel anxious about the process, it’s important to keep in mind that knowledge is power when applying to college, and knowing what to expect and keep in mind as you complete your admissions journey this fall is the key to having a successful admissions season.

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College Admissions Interview Tips for Introverts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s How Students – Especially Those Who Tend to Be Introverted – Can Make the Most of Their College Admissions Interviews

College admissions interviews, when available, can be a great way to learn more about the schools to which you’re applying while also adding a personal touch to your application. They also give students the opportunity to further demonstrate their interest in a particular college or university. Interviews can be stressful for anyone, but often introverts find these one-on-one conversations particularly difficult. Quiet students who may be uncomfortable talking about themselves and their achievements may feel like they are at a disadvantage during this part of the application process, however, that doesn’t have to be the case.

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