Author Archives: Anne Vaccaro Brady

College Major: Anthropology

A degree in anthropology opens graduates to a variety of career paths.  A few months ago I read an article in Fortune magazine that featured this caption: “Hormel developed Rev, a new line of on-the-go-meals with input from its house anthropologist, … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of FAFSA Changes

An earlier filing date, easier access to your tax info and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is required by almost all colleges to qualify for need-based financial aid including … Continue reading

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Summer Wrap-Up for High School and College Students

Transferring summer college credits, converting SAT scores and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady This week’s post covers some of those loose ends parents and students face before high school and college begin again. For college students Transfer summer credits A … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

The challenges of living with a stranger. By Anne Vaccaro Brady A friend emailed me the other day worried about the fact that her soon-to-be college freshman appears to have nothing in common with the girl who will be her … Continue reading

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College Major: Engineering

The first in an occasional series on college majors.   By Anne Vaccaro Brady With teachers, parents, corporate leaders and even the president encouraging teenagers to become engineers, a well-paying field with solid job prospects, it seems a good place … Continue reading

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The 2016-2017 Coalition and Common App Essay Prompts

Both application platforms have released their five essay topic options. By Anne Vaccaro Brady You’re likely familiar with the Common Application (Common App), the online application used by more than 600 colleges. This year, the Coalition for Access, Affordability and … Continue reading

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Comparing Dual Majors, Dual Degrees and Concurrent Degrees

The factors your student must consider before choosing one of these options. By Anne Vaccaro Brady On the many college tours I took with my kids, it seemed like every student guide was dual majoring or in a dual or … Continue reading

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