Archive for September, 2012

Who Really Checks Facebook? A Student’s Guide for Posting on Social Media

Cell phones and the Internet have allowed people to communicate freely like never before. From Facebook to smartphone texting, anyone can spread a thought at the drop of a hat. From Anthony Weiner to Brett Favre, many celebrities and politicians have discovered the hard way that such ease of communication can quickly destroy their reputation. If not careful, it could happen to your student’s reputation, too. There are many traps for upstanding students to fall into, and colleges and employers are increasingly checking online profiles before making decisions. Ensuring your student is responsible online is vital. Having a chat with your student about online behavior, emphasizing the risks and potential consequences, is a must. Continue reading ‘Who Really Checks Facebook? A Student’s Guide for Posting on Social Media’

College Deadlines: Tips to Ensure Everything is Submitted

With the academic year well underway, seniors now face the most challenging course load of their high school careers, along with a slew of extracurricular time commitments.  While it is imperative to excel in these endeavors, seniors must also manage the difficult task of meeting the many fast-approaching college deadlines, which vary depending upon your high school’s policies as well as the colleges’ policies to which you are applying.  This article will endeavor to give you a clear picture of what needs to be done and when, so seniors will not fret about missing application materials come winter. Continue reading ‘College Deadlines: Tips to Ensure Everything is Submitted’