Monthly Archives: July 2011

Packing for Freshman Year, Part 3

Current college students and recent grads weigh in. by Anne Vaccaro Brady My daughter’s heading into her junior year of college, so I asked her and her friends, plus other college students and some recent grads, what advice they’d give … Continue reading

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Packing for Freshman Year, Part 2

Experienced parents share their best suggestions. by Anne Vaccaro Brady I conducted an unscientific survey of a bunch of friends, basically whoever is in my email address book and had sent a kid to college. I asked their thoughts on … Continue reading

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Time to Start Packing for Freshman Year

Here are a few items not often at the top of the list. by Anne Vaccaro Brady For some of you, your freshman may be leaving for college in less than a month. I’m not trying to freak you out, just letting … Continue reading

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Creating the High School Resume

Putting your child’s high school career on paper. by Anne Vaccaro Brady In my summer planning guide I mentioned creating the high school resume, also called the activity sheet. By putting it together now, your student can see her strengths … Continue reading

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The 411 on the College Essay

This week we have a guest post on “the essay” by my friend Stephanie Jones McCaine who gave me lots of great advice when my daughter was applying to college. Stephanie is the Director of Admissions at Purchase College, SUNY, … Continue reading

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