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Book Club: Spring Reading List

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/5/19 6:38 AM / by Empowerly Team

Regardless of whether you’re pursuing a career in STEM, social sciences, or the arts it is important to continue your growth in literacy. In previous book club posts, we’ve talked about how reading can act as a calm space in the craziness of college preparation, as well as develop your writing and creative thinking skills. In addition to these outstanding literacy benefits, reading regularly can provide you with new experiences, perspectives, and life lessons that will help you become a more well-rounded student and individual. With that said, here are few reads to add to your spring reading list:

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Does Demonstrated Interest Increase Your Chances of College Admission?

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/23/19 7:49 AM / by Empowerly Team

Demonstrated interest is when a student engages with a college to signal the student is serious about attending the college. Colleges care because students who show high levels of demonstrated interest are more likely to attend the college if accepted.

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How to Overcome College Rejection

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/9/19 5:08 PM / by Empowerly Team

 

1. Gain Some Perspective

The college admission process is a tough, grueling and competitive process. If you’ve been working your entire childhood and teenage years towards the lofty goal of attending Stanford or purchasing a Harvard sweatshirt, it can definitely feel soul crushing when you get rejected from your dream school(s). It’s important to arm yourself with stats - admissions rates, median scores and percentiles, etc - as well as some realistic inspiration.

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Community Service for Students Interested in the Arts

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/3/19 2:09 PM / by Empowerly Team

We already know that community service is an amazing way to show a commitment to giving back and making the world a better and brighter place. What you may be unsure of is how to integrate your interests with your volunteer work, so Empowerly is here to help. 

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Community Service For Students Interested In STEM

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/13/19 9:40 AM / by Empowerly Team

Are you looking for community service opportunities that relate to STEM? If you’re headed on the STEM track, you should look for volunteer opportunities that allow you to practice and provide your expertise in science, technology, engineering or math.

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How to Write a Summary Statement for a Resume

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/11/19 2:14 PM / by Empowerly Team

There are two types of statements typically listed on a resume - either the objective statement or the summary statement. Below are examples of each:  

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Book Club: February Reading List

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/26/19 8:17 AM / by Empowerly Team

As promised, we are back with our book recommendations for February! If you missed our first post in January, we talked about the positive impact a love for reading can have on college readiness.

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Book Club: January Reading List

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/17/19 7:41 AM / by Empowerly Team

In the midst of college applications, extracurricular activities, and school assignments it is important to allow yourself to come to a quiet place and wind down. One thing that can help you destress after an insane day or a never-ending week is immersing yourself in a book.

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3 Simple Tips for Setting Goals

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/9/19 10:17 AM / by Empowerly Team

 

There’s always an end goal, whether it’s getting into your dream school or achieving a certain score on the SAT. But these are very large-scale goals to achieve and when they seem to be unattainable, they may only cause more stress and frustration. That’s not to say you can’t achieve them, because you CAN, but to help you achieve that end goal, set benchmarks along the way.
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Should I Apply for Financial Aid?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/7/19 3:08 PM / by Empowerly Team

Now that the college admissions process has shifted to a long wait until offers are announced, the next step is figuring out cost of attendance. Universities use a mix of internal policy, FAFSA , and CSS profile to determine both the type and amount of aid students receive.

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Why Networking in High School and College Matters

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/19/18 4:49 PM / by Empowerly Team

The foundation of my career didn’t start after college. Instead it started with a conversation with a customer at a grocery store checkout counter during high school. 

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5 Facts You Need to Know for College Admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/14/18 10:29 AM / by Empowerly Team

The advent of College Confidential, the rise in applications to US colleges, and  the Tiger Mom phenomenon have all lead to general hysteria around college admissions. Having helped thousands of students in workshops and one-on-one, here are the top 5 facts you have to know.

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How to Get Teacher Recommendations for Ivy League Admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/13/18 10:27 AM / by Empowerly Team

Most colleges require students to submit letters of recommendation from teachers or professors to demonstrate academic potential outside of reported grades. On this recommendation, the teacher has the opportunity to write a letter for the student and submit a few boxes with relative aptitude of the student. In this analysis, we will look at the teacher recommendation, strategies to asking for two or more letters, and shaping letters of recommendation.

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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/11/18 4:00 PM / by Empowerly Team

Each college application is a potential opportunity for your educational future. It’s tempting to apply to a large number of schools to give yourself plenty of options, but as college application costs continue to rise, how many applications is too many?

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Applying to College Early? Early Action vs. Early Decision

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/9/18 11:00 AM / by Empowerly Team

College acceptance rates have been decreasing over the years, and the competition for spots is fierce. Many (but not all) colleges offer accelerated application processes such as early action (EA), restrictive early action (REA), and early decision (ED). In EA/REA/ED, deadlines are in the fall (usually November), and applicants usually hear back from schools in December or January.

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