As the 2019 holidays start, it is worth asking what the high school juniors you know can and should be doing now to get ready to apply to colleges.
If you think it is too early to get started – or if you think you shouldn’t expect your kids or students to do more than have another helping of turkey or hang with their friends – perhaps you should think again. You certainly don’t want to overburden juniors with too many stressful tasks. But the fact remains that the right activities now can make the rest of their junior years less stressful – and help them get into the right colleges next year. Read more
There are economic times when students can afford to start college, take two years to explore different majors before selecting one, and then stay in school for a few more years before they graduate and start looking for their first jobs.
But in recessionary economies like the one we may be entering soon, more students want to get their studies done and enter the working world as quickly as possible. Many of them want to spend just a year or two at a community college. Others attend trade schools and jump quickly into the workforce. Read more
Thoughts for Mother’s Day 2019 . . .
Happy Mother’s Day! All of us at the Student Research Foundation want to express our appreciation for the critical role that mothers – and fathers – play in shaping their children’s career choices.
But what kind of influence can parents really have on the way their high school-aged children are thinking about careers? It turns out, a great deal, as research conducted by the Student Research Foundation has found. Read more
In the US alone, there are a significant amount of students that end up changing their majors in college. The Student Research Foundation reported on statistics of students who entered college in 2011-2012 and shifted to another course sometime during their time at college. Here are some of the popular fields: Read more
Stella is a college sophomore who just decided to major in psychology. “I fell in love with it as soon as I took an intro to psych course in my second semester of freshman year,” she tells us. “The problem is, now I would like to transfer to a school that has a better psych program.” Read more
The Yale School of Music, an elite tuition-free program for performers, composers, music historians and other musical specialists, recently convened a symposium on music education in schools. The result was a statement that the School published, “Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students.” Two sections of that declaration are, “We call for every student in every city to have access to a robust and active music life” and, “We call for changes in the development, training, and support of music educators and teaching artists.” Read more
If you Google the name of a college or university today, you will be surprised to discover that a lot more information appears than did only a few months ago. That is because Google is now putting up a lot more data about American Colleges and Universities, some of which comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Google is also serving up a variety of data about colleges that it appears to have generated internally. Read more