Monthly Archives: June 2016

When Every Kid Gets a Trophy

When Every Kid Gets a Trophy   When every kid gets a trophy, nobody wins. Worse, we’ve robbed them of one of life’s best teachers: failure. Failure stings. It burns, like the morning after a workout, like your shoulders if you forget sunscreen at the beach, like the frigid air if you forget your jacket.…
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The Truth About Automatic Admission

The Truth About Automatic Admission As with several other states, Texas' state-funded universities have mandatory automatic admission policies. Policies vary by school (and can sometimes require a certain ACT or SAT score), but the general idea is the same: if you're in the top 10% of your class, you're guaranteed automatic admission. House Bill 588 Otherwise known as the…
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A New Blog Segment: Professional Development

A New Blog Segment: Professional Development   Faithful Blog Readers, Today, we are saying goodbye to Get Fit! Friday and HELLO! to Get Professional! Friday. We’ve been getting thousands of questions about how to choose a college major, how to decide on a career, how to land a job, etc., and we decided that a…
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FREE Ways to Explore Interests (& Put it on Your Resume!)

Become a Specialized Student: Get Certified   As we've said time and again, college admissions committees are now moving towards a "specialized student". This means they're looking for kids with a passion for a specific subject. (Goodbye Jack of all Trades.)   Just because your school doesn't offer Robotics or Business Marketing doesn't meant that you can't dig in to that…
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