A high school teacher recently told a group of fellow educators, “Some of my students are much more aware of what is going on in the world than other students are. I’ve been assuming the best-informed students are those who have better access to the Internet at home, but is that really the case?” Read more
With the last day of school coming up soon for high school students, there are still some out there who are wondering, “What can I do this summer that will improve my chances of getting into college?” Read more
Running a store offers a great opportunity to learn practical business skills like budgeting, not to mention “soft” business skills like responsibility and dealing with the public. Read more
Did you know that the U.S. Army’s website is home to a strong array of career exploration tests?
They are designed to help students test the interests and aptitudes that best qualify them for different specialties and roles if they enroll in the U.S. Army. As such, the tests could be classified as recruitment tools. But after taking the tests, we found that they are good, free online career evaluation tests that can be useful for students who fall into two categories . . . 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
Why do high school students take the time to volunteer and help people?
Many of them, if not most, have a sincere desire to do good in the world. However, as most teachers, parents and counselor know, many are also motivated by the need to do things that make them look good to the colleges where they are applying. Read more
It is not difficult to find resources online that teach about the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are videos, songs, instructions for art projects, and more. Read more
Keeping employees from quitting their jobs after only a month or two is becoming a bigger challenge for many businesses across the county. As one executive at an auto components manufacturer recently told us, “We hire young employees and then we can’t get them to stay around for more than a month or two, even if we offer them a bonus they have to wait three months to get. They get a little more money at other companies, and they are gone. This problem affects not only employees we expect to employ permanently, but summer employees and even interns.” Read more
Stacey Abrams has been very much in the news lately, thanks to her recent run to become Governor of Georgia. Although she withdrew her bid to become Governor amidst controversy after votes had been tabulated, her energetic and controversial campaign had the effect of making her a presence on the national political stage. People are now seeing her as a potential future candidate for Governor again, for the U.S. Senate, and even for the presidency of the United States. Read more
Today is International Day of the Girl Child. Launched in 2012 by the United Nations as an annual initiative, the day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting the empowerment of girls and young women across the globe. Read more