It’s easier in August to deny or delay the beginning of the school year, even though some schools begin mid-month. But after Labor Day weekend it’s officially “back to life, back to reality” and that means schedules are changing, workloads are enhanced and the stress level escalates.
I attended a conference for independent educational consultants last week in Providence, Rhode Island. It was an amazing opportunity to attend breakout sessions on all different topics and hear from a wide range of experts in all areas of higher education.
Imagine you're cooking for an important dinner party where there's a lot riding on the meal. You plan ahead, you take the time to choose the dishes you want to prepare and start to make a shopping list.
In a perfect world, every student would have the opportunity to attend college or vocational school for free, every student would get in to the college they apply to, and 31 Flavors Quarterback Crunch would be available year-round.
“Think about when you purchased your first home. It was a new experience so I’m guessing you did some prep work first: researched online, talked to people who had “been there, done that” and came up with a list of a few “must-haves” and “definitely do not wants” before you ventured out to look at your first few homes. It’s no different when it comes to visiting colleges.”