Construction industry struggles to attract young workforce
KRBK - Mar 6, 2018
(Springfield, Mo.–03/06/18) In desperate need of workers the Springfield Contractors Association is hoping to convince the next generation to pick a career in construction….
All-girls auto shop class builds skills, confidence at Charlotte’s Myers Park High
Charlotte Observer - Mar 6, 2018
When the morning bell rings at Myers Park High, 16 girls are in the auto shop at the back of campus, ready to pop some hoods and get under the chassis…
Be savvy – don’t be fooled by a college’s sticker price
Tribune News Service - Mar 6, 2018
No one will question that the price of a college education seems out of control. Sticker prices have risen faster than inflation, and according to US News and World Report, over the last 20 years, “the average tuition and fees at private National Universities have jumped 157 percent…
Getting Rejected From Elite Universities
The College Solution Blog - Mar 5, 2018
This is the time of year when elite universities, which have kept applicants in suspense for months, notify teenagers of their admission decisions. Most of these applicants are going to be terribly disappointed, but I want to EMPHASIZE that the majority of teenagers get into their first choice school….
10 Things College Rankings Won't Tell You
Her Campus - Mar 3, 2018
When looking online for information about colleges, one of the most referenced websites is the U.S. News & World Report. While it is a great website for getting information about applying and general statistics….
Learn How to Master SAT Reading, Writing Graphics
US News - Mar 5, 2018
Informational graphics like charts, graphs and tables appear on several sections of the redesigned SAT, such as the reading and writing portions. This can intimidate some students taking the college entrance exam…
College Admissions: Preparing to Test Your Abilities
VOA News - Mar 5, 2018
For many would-be college students, testing is the most difficult part of the undergraduate application process. Applicants sit for hours taking tests. They answer questions about a number of subjects…
College Advice: Getting Great Recommendations
Forbes - Feb 28, 2018
High School juniors: If you want a recommendation from a teacher that will not help your case for admission, here’s some good advice: Do nothing to impress your teachers. Letters from teachers actually help admissions committees gauge your seriousness of purpose in class…