What to Do at a Virtual College Fair

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/3/20 9:30 AM / by Madeleine Karydes

If you’re a rising junior or senior, you’re probably starting to think about building and finalizing your college list. At this point, you may be wondering, “what do I do at a college fair?” or even asking yourself, “how do I network at a virtual college fair?” — and while this is unprecedented territory for all of us, luck for you, the experts know what to do.

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How to "Blind Date" a College Campus

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/5/20 2:54 PM / by Casey Monahan

College tours canceled? Here are some tips to virtually scope out the campuses to finalize your college list from home.

 

You’re making your college list and you have plans to visit a good number of the campuses you’re considering. But then a pandemic breaks out and all the campuses are closed. How are you going to finalize your college list now? How can you be sure that you’re applying to the places you actually want to go to?

There isn’t an easy answer to this question, but here’s some advice that could help.

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7 Must-Do's to Ace Virtual Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/28/20 4:17 PM / by Casey Monahan

Whether it’s for a job, a school, or an internship, interviews are an important process that everybody has to go through at some point. Thanks to COVID-19, the majority of interviews are now being held online. Should you prepare differently? What’s the etiquette like? Where should you sit?

Keep reading to find out seven things you must know to ace your virtual first impressions.

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COVID-19 Foils Admitted Student Days Across the Nation. Here's How to Handle the Corona Cancellations.

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/30/20 8:14 PM / by Sheelah Bearfoot

Top universities are canceling admitted students days left and right, including Harvard, Columbia, UCSB, Vanderbilt, U-Mich, CalTech and who knows how many more to follow. This is definitely an unideal situation, courtesy of COVID-19, but with a little ingenuity, we can get through this! Here's our advice for how to not get stuck in a rut of disappointment, accept that this is our reality and still make an informed admissions decision.

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Transfer Students from Community College

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/20 10:00 AM / by Sarah Palmer

Is transferring into a 4-year university from a community college an easier way to gain admission into a prestigious institution? Statistically, no! There are a lot of myths floating around about transfer students. Let's talk about some pros and cons and bust some myths. 

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Prepare For Your Alumni Interview

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/11/20 11:00 AM / by Farah Weheba

Your alumni interview is coming up. I know it seems daunting, but the interviewers are looking to advocate for your background, achievements, and interests. They'll be describing your personality, warmth, sense of humor, and ability to communicate to the admissions officer. In turn, you're evaluating them and their alma mater, too. Let's prepare you to shine. 

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Your College Visit Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/31/19 4:09 PM / by Farah Weheba

University tours try to razzle–dazzle you with alumni facts, trivia, fun facts about parts of the campus that have appeared in movies, etc. Prepare a list so you can stay present and get swept up in the excitement, but gather the info you set out to collect along the way. 

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Do Your Homework On College Campus Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/30/19 12:48 AM / by Farah Weheba

When writing your college essays, you'll want to demonstrate some attachment to the university as far as the campus culture and applicable academic research. You also owe it to yourself to apply to schools that align with your personal values, unless you seek to be immersed in opposition. 

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What If I Can't Visit a College?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/17/19 9:30 AM / by Empowerly Team

College visits are important, and can often be the lynchpin in your decision on whether or not to apply to—or attend—a school. However, college visits can get expensive, and finances often present a barrier for prospective students that prevents them from coming to check out a school in person. If finances are getting in between you and your college visit, check out our tips for alternatives for a campus tour:

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Don't Let College Interviews Spook You

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/31/18 2:26 PM / by Heather Gupton

College interviews can be an intimidating task, but they are also a really great opportunity to show off your personality. Whether you’re doing an on-campus interview, or an interview with an alumnus near your hometown, here are some tips for making sure you’re ready to impress. 

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The Secret to a Great First Impression in College Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/17/18 10:47 AM / by George Wigington

The power of a first impression cannot be overstressed. A great first impression can help you differentiate yourself from any pool of applicants whether it be interviewing for jobs, networking at social events, or applying for colleges. These five secrets are guaranteed to increase your chances of nailing that first impression. 

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How to Plan College Visits for Spring Break

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/4/18 12:00 PM / by Josia Yuan

Spring break is around the corner and a lot of high school juniors are planning on their college visits over this period. In fact, it is highly suggested by school advisors and admission officers that students use college visits as part of their preparation for application. How can you maximize your college visits? 

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Ivy League Alumni Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

As an applicant, if you had applied to schools in the Ivy League, February is usually when these schools will have their alumni reach out to you for an interview. These Ivy League Alumni Interviews may seem of marginal value to an applicant, but they’re actually extremely useful. 

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7 Tips for Choosing Which Colleges to Visit

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/3/18 12:00 PM / by Sonya Gurwitt

College visits are a great way to learn more about a school before you apply—to let you imagine yourself on campus and get a better sense of whether you feel at home there, something that can be hard to figure out from reading about a place online. 

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5 Ways to Ace Any College Interview

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/27/17 12:19 PM / by Martha Collins

Here are a few tips from Empowerly on how to become an impressive interviewee during a college interview: 

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