Your son or daughter gets an email that says, “Save Big Dollars on Your Textbooks!” It comes from a company that purports to be a bookseller. So your kid clicks through, orders textbooks, and feels good about saving money. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, according to a number of articles that have recently appeared on sites like Hiya.com, and even in newspapers like The Asbury Park Press. Read more
Mom or Dad, were you puzzled when you learned that your child was interested in a STEM career?
Did you even know what that meant? Maybe you thought STEM meant a career in agriculture or botany.
Although we are sure that you are now pretty much up to speed about what your kid is preparing to do with his or her life, here are some resources that can help you learn more and stay on top of trends. Read more
Are you a parent, a student, or a college admissions counselor who needs to know more about paying for college?
In addition to books and magazine articles that offer insights, there are also a number of blogs that offer advice. Here is a list of some we found that offer good information. Read more
Are you a high school student who is interested in becoming an engineer? Or do you know a student who is interested in majoring in engineering in college?
If so, there are lots of online opportunities to learn what engineering classes are like. Visit the links below to take a seat in a virtual engineering classroom. Read more
Every year, many college seniors visit the career counseling offices at their schools to get help writing their resumes and cover letters, to get some advice on starting their careers, and to scan job listings. Most of those students benefit. Yet the fact is, students can make much better use of college career/counseling offices if they follow these steps . . . Read more
Are you thinking about becoming a surgeon? Do you know any students who are?
If so, you should know about Live from Surgery, a unique learning experience that lets students observe surgical operations remotely, and in 3D, no less. The program is currently being offered by the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, where students can sit in a comfortable modern theater and get a close look at operations as they are happening. As an extra bonus, surgeons talk to students about the surgery before and after it takes place and – when appropriate – while the procedure is taking place. Read more
What is the best career for you? Have you chosen the right college major? If you’re asking questions like those, don’t feel stressed. Everyone, at some point of his or her career, sometimes wonders, “Am I on the right track?”